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Westchester violated affordable housing settlement, faces big fines

Iohud, The Journal News By Elizabeth Ganga, eganga@lohud.com May 8, 2015 Taxpayer money is at stake. (Photo: TJN File) The monitor overseeing Westchester’s fair housing settlement said Friday that the county has violated the settlement and could be fined $60,000 a month, be held in contempt and forced to build more affordable housing. In a Continue Reading

Court ruling a victory for Westchester

IOHUD, The Journal News February 27, 2015 A federal court ruling that limits HUD’s power is a major win for Westchester, which has challenged the federal agency’s demand to rezone communities. (Photo: Carucha L. Meuse/The Journal New) Story Highlights This fight is not about money but about the rule of law, says Astorino. Westchester’s legal Continue Reading

This (AFFH) is Scary

Comment by: TODD BLODGETT New HUD Rules Take Aim at Segregated Housing Wall Street Journal By Laura Kusisto Updated July 8, 2015 This is scary, and for ALL involved parties.  Law-abiding net taxpayers simply won’t stand for it, and no small number of local law enforcement won’t enforce it.  Having worked in politics and marketing for 3o+ Continue Reading

Douglas County Board 3-2 Against Land Use Changes

Parker Chronicle article Chris Michlewicz, Aug. 4, 2015 Note that  Douglas County is one of over 1,200 localities targeted by HUD’s new AFFH rule. It’s the responsibility of local elected officials to use judgment in making decisions on the use of property based on a process of first determining that permit applications are compliant with the zoning laws, Continue Reading

NFHA on Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing

Excerpt from: National Fair Housing Alliance, NFHA – AFFH Page Ending discrimination is one thing, but when was the federal government authorized to define and promote “inclusive” communities? The Fair Housing Act has two goals: to end housing discrimination and to promote diverse, inclusive communities. The second goal is referred to as Affirmatively Furthering Fair Continue Reading

Obama’s Endgame

Excerpt from: American Thinker – “Obama’s Endgame” Eileen Toplansky, July 13, 2015 (3 days before the AFFH rule was posted in the Federal Register, becoming official policy) In essence, the AFFH “gives the federal government a lever to re-engineer nearly every American neighborhood – imposing a preferred racial and ethnic composition, densifying housing, transportation, and Continue Reading