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… You Have Got to be Kidding [more pc housing rules] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,July 23rd,2013

.. i ran across this news article from , and it really caught my eye . I was astonished .

.. instead of deregulating the housing sector , the Department of housing and Urban Development is using its funding lever to leverage its ability to affect cities ‘ policies , and in a way that makes it far more politically correct .
..HUD wants to make cities ‘ policies far more “diversity friendly .” What it ends up doing is forcing cities and businesses and other insititutions to dance to the drumbeat to finance more diverse hosuing , business , finance , and other actions far more the the government ‘ s liking .

( – To ensure that “every American is able to choose to  live in a community they feel proud of,” HUD has published a new  fair-housing regulation intended to give people access to  better neighborhoods than the ones they currently live in.

The goal is to help communities understand “fair housing barriers” and “establish clear goals” for “improving integrated living patterns and  overcoming historic patterns of segregation.”

“This proposed rule represents a 21st century approach to fair  housing, a step forward to ensuring that every American is able to  choose to live in a community they feel proud of – where they have a  fair shot at reaching their full potential in life,” said HUD Secretary  Shaun Donovan.

“For the first time ever,” Donovan added, “HUD will provide data for every  neighborhood in the country, detailing the access African American,  Latino, Asian, and other communities have to local assets, including  schools, jobs, transportation, and other important neighborhood  resources that can play a role in helping people move into the middle  class.”

Social engineering

According to HUD, long-term solutions include “helping people gain access to different  neighborhoods and channeling investments into under-served areas.” The mapping tool may guide development and zoning decisions, for example.

In a July 16 speech to the NAACP, Donovan said the American  Dream still isn’t within equal reach of all communities. He lamented the  lack of diversity in America’s boardrooms, schools, and the nation’s  “strongest neighborhoods.”

“We have got to shape a future where ladders of opportunity are  available for all Americans,” Donovan said. “For African Americans, this  is critically important.  Historically, for this community, the rungs  on these ladders have been too far apart -– making it harder to reach  the middle class.”

Donovan said HUD’s new neighborhood mapping tool, which uses Census data, will “expand access  to high opportunity neighborhoods and draw attention to investment  possibilities in under-served communities.”

“Make no mistake, this is a big deal,” Donovan said. “With the HUD  budget alone, we are talking about billions of dollars. And as you know,  decades ago, these funds were used to support discrimination. Now, they  will be used to expand opportunity and bring communities closer to the  American Dream.”

Under the Fair Housing Act, HUD requires grantees, such as cities,  that receive federal housing funds to “affirmatively further fair  housing.”

Under the proposed rule, the neighborhood data provided by HUD will be used to evaluate patterns  of integration and segregation, racial and ethnic concentrations of  poverty, and access to “valuable community assets.” HUD wants to know if  existing laws and policies — such as zoning, financing, infrastructure  planning and transportation — create, perpetuate or alleviate  segregation.

The proposed rule explicitly incorporates fair-housing decision-making into existing planning processes and “other decision-making that  influences how communities and regions grow and develop.”



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… Urban Planning , and by the E.P.A. ?!?! …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,June 19th,2013

.. yea , right . the ObamaCrap loons would drive us back to the Stone Age , with carts , oxen , a lot fewer people , and us living in caves , naked .

.. Yeech !! Here is an article from CNSnews , nailing the OC on this , and this is the link to their idiotic report ..

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