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Not over yet, Federal Judge now Requiring Westchester County to Perform a Study

HUD Study

Introduction by Smith Young “:)”  Never settle in a lawsuit with HUD, the lesson here is that the federal government is not reasonable, they can’t be, it’s either their way or the highway.   How is it fair that HUD’s hit man, the federal monitor, may accept the county’s choice of a consultant or pick his Continue Reading

HUD like the Bureau of Land Management, BLM, Rebukes Rule of Law with AFFH Rule

No limit on HUD's AFFH authority

By Smith Young “:)”  Like HUD and the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) rule, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) published a new regulation last year asserting broad authority to control oil and gas regulations on the basis of previous laws that were allegedly ambiguous1.  Unlike HUD and the AFFH rule, BLM was challenged in Continue Reading

The Uneducated – How HUD Succeeds

Introduction by Smith Young “:)” HUD is squeezing out local government authority for the same reason Bernie Sanders has so many young socialist supporters.  Understanding U.S. history and defending principles of liberty with pride is becoming politically incorrect as it’s becoming fashionable to replace free enterprise with regulations. Wall Street Journal Few Top Schools Require History Majors Continue Reading

Do “Low Income Housing Tax Credits” (LIHTC) Maintain Segregation?

Composed by Smith Young “:)”  Following are two opposing views on the insidious effect of subsidies and non-market based policies, first is the biased reporting from 1) Report on the Distribution of Low Income Housing Tax Credits in the New York City Region, and 2) unbiased empirical analysis by NYU’s Furman Center for Real Estate and Continue Reading

Reasons Why National Association of Realtors Opposes AFFH

Edited by Smith Young “:)” We agree with the National Association of Realtors.  Referencing the final AFFH rule, Chris Polychron, 2015 President, National Association of REALTORS® submits comments to HUD’s Regulations Division, Office of General Counsel, click National Association of Realtors Opposition to AFFH.  After declaring the obligatory politically correct language beginning with “we believe” Continue Reading

HUD Requesting Comments, due 5/23, on the AFFH Assessment Tool

This HUD trend of refining and reinforcing the AFFH rule confirms that any information provided to HUD will be used against our local communities.  That said, HUD is currently soliciting comments to the six questions below about the local government assessment tool, click  Consider how to reply, although the whole process is a sham, Continue Reading

AFFH – Podcast Featuring Peter N. Kirsanow, Stanley Kurtz

This is a 1 hour in-depth discussion covering a wide range of AFFH issues by two leading AFFH experts. Stanley Kurtz, Senior Fellow, Ethics and Public Policy Center, and the Honorable Peter N. Kirsanow, Commissioner, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, appointed by President Bush.  Term Expired in November 2013. Reappointed to USCCR by John Boehner, in Continue Reading

HUD Now Combining Housing with ObamaCare, Education, and more

Introduction by Smith Young “:)”  Has HUD exceeded it’s mandate?  Say it isn’t so!  John Anthony’s research in this article below shows: 1) Affordable Care Act has created new opportunities to combine housing and health fund 2) HUD is working with the Department of Education and explains why they are getting involved in education, 3) Continue Reading