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HUD Clarifies that the Insultingly Misnamed AFFH is not about “Affordable Housing”

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Introduction by Smith Young “):”  Below, “program participants”, also referred to by HUD as “entitlement communities” are the towns, cities, and counties that take HUD grants.  HUD makes it clear that AFFH is only about low-income racial or ethnic minorities where program participants  will need to develop strategies to overcome allowing the concentration of low-income Continue Reading

How HUD Makes Zoning Changes Through the Back Door

Back Door Open by AFFH

Introduction by Smith Young “):” This article is mistaken and malformed throughout, but it’s an excellent piece of literature on how an important topic can be massaged to present a convincingly false narrative.  Using evidence associated with this complex topic with many vested interests, the information below demonstrates how staff writers push an agenda, how Continue Reading

A GOP Regulatory Game Changer – the Congressional Review Act (CRA)

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WSJ Columnist – A GOP Regulatory Game Changer Legal experts say that Congress can overrule Obama regulations going back to 2009. By Kimberley A. Strassel, Jan. 26, 2017 Todd Gaziano on Wednesday stepped into a meeting of free-market attorneys, think tankers and Republican congressional staff to unveil a big idea. By the time he stepped Continue Reading

Obama’s final regulatory binge

Obamas regulatory binge

HUD’s AFFH rule should be at the top of the hit list for Congress to reclaim powers, providing more supervision over lawless presidential rule-making. WSJ Opinion – Midnight Rules Need Morning Repeal Obama’s final regulatory binge deserves a rapid Congressional response. Jan. 4, 2017 7:01 p.m. ET The Obama Administration’s midnight regulation bender has been Continue Reading

Politico – AFFH Doesn’t Work. And to Say So Isn’t Racist.

Introduction by Smith Young “:)”  If we can learn from the past “school busing” failure, here’s predictive information for HUD’s 2015  Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule.  The full text of the article follows this introduction. Ted Van Dyk say’s “Following passage of the Civil Rights Act and 1965 Voting Rights Act, and attendant Great Society legislation aimed Continue Reading

Trump and Reversing Rule by Regulation

tied down, eg, regulation

Introduction by Smith Young “:)” HUD’s Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing, AFFH, rule falls within the most difficult category of regulations to peel back.  Here’s a quick read ahead of what’s in the following WSJ article specifically: New Regulations. The third leg of this regulatory reversal is the most difficult: Repealing Obama regulations that went through Continue Reading

Growth of Land Use Regulations Slowing Economic Mobility

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Introduction by Smith Young “:)”  HUD would like to have it both ways; impose regulations on local governments while increasing affordable housing at the same time.  Although not directly related to the AFFH rule, this article demonstrates the trend in which the wealth gap between the poorest and the wealthiest states was steadily closing has Continue Reading