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Video of Town of Castle Rock, CO saying NO voting 5-1 against AFFH

click: The Town of Castle Rock votes 5 – 1 against taking AFFH CDBG money.  The above web page link has a narrative both opposing and advocating AFFH and is primarily provided for you to view the videos. A few clips from last night’s Castle Rock town council meeting after the jump. You can Continue Reading

AFFH: The Regulation that Ignores Title IV of the 1964 Civil Rights Act

  HUD: Decades of Trying to Solve The Wrong Problem at HUD   That regulation ignores Title IV of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, which states that “desegregation” doesn’t mean the elimination of “racial imbalance.” The Wall Street Journal Letters to the Editor, September 19, 2015 Vann Ellison and James Pettit rightly criticize the federal Continue Reading

Withholding HUD Funds a Possibility For Cities That Criminalize Homelessness News from Austin, TX By Joy Diaz • Sep 10, 2015 click here for article And, as part of the celebrations, HUD Secretary Julian Castro visited the University of Texas at Austin’s LBJ School of Public Affairs Wednesday.  The secretary said if HUD wants to be more effective in eradicating disparity and inequality, it Continue Reading

HUD Finalizes New Central Planning Rules for Communities

Heartlander Magazine, September 13, 2015 By Tony Corvo (click here for article) The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has finalized new regulations for local communities receiving federal government funds, requiring communities to identify and eliminate deviations from mandated demographic and socioeconomic ratios and quotas. The new HUD mandate, officially billed as the Continue Reading

Thanks to Federal Assistance, Low-Income Americans Live in Luxury Apartments in Chicago

Obama with smirking Julian Castro, HUD Secretary         THEDAILYSIGNAL, Sep 8, 2015 By Vanessa Calder, (click here for article) The U.S. inspector general estimates that 25,226 households occupying public housing units exceed the Housing and Urban Development Department (HUD)’s 2014 eligibility income limits. In New York City, one household was making an Continue Reading

At 50, This Housing Policy Needs a Big Renovation

At 50, This Housing Policy Needs a Big Renovation Bad for America Published in the Wall Street Journal By  VANN ELLISON And JAMES PETTIT Sept. 8, 2015 7:32 p.m. ET By Rev. Ellison, president and CEO of Naples, Fla.,-based St. Matthew’s House, a nonprofit organization providing homeless assistance. HUD’s mismanagement and mission creep have made it Continue Reading