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Fickled Wall Street Journal Articles on Homeownership

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We want widespread homeownership in America and it should be a national objective because if you don’t own property, you are property, and HUD uses renters as pawns in a corrupt chess game to fulfill their racist agenda.  Support for property rights is a cornerstone of local governments. There are two WSJ articles below.  Who Continue Reading

The Venezuela Tragedy Could Never Happen Here in the United States – a Video

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Propaganda?  No, this very real.  Could this be coming to a neighborhood near you thanks to Obama’s progressive policies that would be continued by Hillary with the generosity of the Clinton Foundation? Venezuela is Latin America and this is the United States where such a tragedy could never happen, right?  This is a video about what happened Continue Reading

HUD’s Challenge – Implementing AFFH While Interfering with the Evolution of Free Enterprise

More U.S. Cities, Downtown is a Center of Economic Strength, WSJ

Introduction by Smith Young “:)”  See WSJ article below and related WSJ article , click The Carving Out of the Urban Middle Class and use buttons to see demographic changes in median household income for 1970, 1990, and 2014.  The changes are amazing showing three examples of U.S. cities where concentrated wealth has risen next to Continue Reading

Free Enterprise Can Do it – Facebook to Start Building Homes


To shore up city support [a plan for 6,500 new employees in Menlo Park, CA], Facebook earlier this month made an unusual pledge for a tech company. It would build at least 1,500 units of housing, meant not specifically for Facebook employees, but for the general public. WSJ – Facebook’s Answer to Silicon Valley Housing Continue Reading

Independent Municipality Flexibility, in San Francisco!

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Introduction by Smith Young “:)”  Without HUD interference municipalities are showing some flexibility to get more units that are affordable to people.  San Francisco’s legislation is unusual in that it is designed to encourage the creation of units within apartment buildings as well as in single-family houses. WSJ: San Francisco’s New Housing: Nooks and Crannies Grappling with Continue Reading

HUD Wants it Both Ways, but Builders don’t Build Affordable Housing thanks to the Feds

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Introduction by Smith Young “:)” HUD AFFH mandates that communities accepting grants create opportunities for minorities (ref AFFH for Dummies), but builders say many of the new federal government requirements are well-meaning, but added up they translate to higher costs that are passed on to prospective purchasers.  Builders have also focused more on the move-up Continue Reading