Does your city or county accept federal money?
To see if your locality accepts federally subsidized community development block grants, simply click the following link at hudexchange.info to use the tool. First, key in your state and the tool will show which cities and counties near you are taking federal money.
HUD takes over neighborhoods
In July 2015, the Obama administration via the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) finalized a rule that will force local communities to build evenly distributed neighborhoods based on income and race.
According to the rule, “This final rule, and Assessment Tools and guidance to be issued, will assist recipients of Federal funding to use that funding and, if necessary, adjust their land use and zoning laws in accordance with their existing legal obligation to affirmatively further fair housing.”
Left unchecked, the impact of this regulation will be felt nationwide. If your community accepts federal funding, and chances are it does, these federally imposed housing quotas are coming to your neighborhood. This has nothing to do with housing discrimination, which has been illegal since the 1960s. Local rules only determine what can be built where, not who can live in a community, and yet the government believes your neighborhood is “discriminatory” because it has nice homes to live in.
The House of Representatives has already acted with legislation led by U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.), prohibiting implementation of the regulation. Now, it is the Senate’s turn to act. Senator Mike Lee will be introducing similar legislation to stop Obama and HUD from imposing high-density, low-income housing on suburban neighborhoods. Please sign this petition to stop Obama’s nationalization of suburbs!