Tavares, FL June 12, 2015
The Obama administration and HUD have been moving the "Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule " forward. It will require some 1250 cities to do a study and enact programs to rebalance ethnic percentages among richer communities that do not have a desired percent of low income people.
Are you ready for Section 8 welfare rental voucher recipients to be moved into your neighborhood? I wrote about this over the last two years as the rule was moving from proposal to comment stage.
It is coming closer to implementation.
In the past, they bused low income kids to wealthier schools, but now the Feds plan to hold Federal funds hostage from cities unless they force integration of low income folks into wealthier neighborhoods. I will be waiting to see which Lake County cities are on the "target" list. Of course, once the initial 1250 cities are "integrated", look for more to be affected. That is how liberal programs work.
The first indicator will be when specific cities or communities (i.e. The Villages?) are added to the initial target list.
The second indicator will be when they are required to do a study to identify which neighborhoods don't have the "right" ratio of low income residents.
Watch for it and let me know if the subject comes up in your City Council or neighborhood meetings.
Here are some notes and other links on the issue, including a link to the HUD site where many comments were posted when the rule was proposed last November.
Obama HUD program to relocate low income folks to "diversify" richer neighborhoods.
"The Supreme Court is expected to weigh in on housing discrimination in a related case in the coming weeks. At issue is whether government policies that unintentionally create a disparate impact for minority communities violate federal laws against segregation.
The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs is facing accusations that it makes low-income housing funds more readily available in minority neighborhoods than in white neighborhoods. This promotes segregation, critics argue, by encouraging minorities to continue living in poor communities where government assistance is available.Court observers say the case could have a profound impact on HUD’s rule."