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Dubuque Telegraph Herald: National Review right about HUD

Our opinion: National Review right about HUD where we stand Though Stanley Kurtz’s article has inaccuracies about Dubuque, it’s right about the overreach of HUD. BY THE TH MEDIA EDITORIAL BOARD Sunday February 17, 2016 Stanley Kurtz’s depiction of Dubuque in an article last week in the National Review isn’t flattering. “Dubuque is … a Continue Reading

How Obama Stole Dubuque: Local and Federal Officials Respond

NATIONAL REVIEW How Obama Stole Dubuque: Local and Federal Officials Respond by STANLEY KURTZ January 15, 2016 On Wednesday I told the story of Obama’s outrageous takeover of housing policy in Dubuque, the most frightening example yet of how the administration’s new Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) rule will actually work. Today’s Dubuque Telegraph Herald Continue Reading

How Obama’s HUD Hustles Dubuque, IA, and other Virgin Communities

What state is Dubuque in? If you answered Chicago, you are correct. Chicago’s no state, you say? Don’t be so 18th century — so “constitutional.” Dubuque is in Chicago, which is now a kind of state. Or to put it differently, the Obama administration is in the process of replacing our entire system of government Continue Reading

Douglas County, CO Not Happy with HUD

Proactive Douglas County, Colorado is seeking to resolve issues with HUD’s AFFH Assessment Tool.  The county is one of 1200 entitlement communities that accept Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds.  From what we can tell, HUD is not acknowledging issues. On September 22, 2015 Douglas County Commissioners made requests to: Senator Cory Gardner’s Senator Michael Continue Reading

Cities w/o Suburbs- Elected Officials w/o Power reduced to Puppets of the AFFH state

By Evelyn Zur Dear ELECTED OFFICIALS IN ALL OF DOUGLAS COUNTY  Our 3 Commissioners:  Dave Weaver, Roger Partridge,  Jill Repella, and the Good Town Council Members throughout Douglas County. Douglas County has a HUD TARGET ON it’s back…This time around…the HUD grants we have become accustomed to come as wolves wrapped in sheep’s clothing. HUD’s Continue Reading

Weekly Standard: Coercive Federalism and Westchester County

Click “Coercive Federalism” article, Weekly Standard, 26 October 26, 2015 By Terry Eastland Some 45 municipalities and communities make up Westchester County, the prosperous, heavily Democratic jurisdiction just north of New York City whose most famous residents are Bill and Hillary Clinton. Like many localities across the country, Westchester has long been a recipient of Continue Reading

Douglas County divvies up block-grant funds; no strings attached?

County officials concerned about HUD rules This is a reply to the article; click “Douglas County divies up block-grant funds” (or http://wp.me/p6y1jc-fH), by Shanna Fortier. Let’s be clear, “receiving” grants from the county’s political perspective is all about helping the truly needy (arguably barely over 1.5% of the total grant); on the other hand “giving” Continue Reading

Video Explains a Passionate Westchester Experience with AFFH

Westchester Commissioner Robert Astorino passionately explains HUD’s takeover. This video clearly explains the impact of the AFFH rule As an additional treat, and following slide is HUD’s not so passionate explanation in HUD’s language, but you’ll need the following definitions of acronyms to understand government speak.  Written to make you understand there’s so much to look Continue Reading