In response to Donald Davret’s July 10, 2020 letter, “Don’t block door on Nassau’s housing needs,” I offer the following information to the readers for serious consideration:
Stanley “Kurtz said in an interview airing Sunday (7/26/20) at 8 p.m. ET (repeated Saturday 8/1/20 at 7 p.m. ET) on “Life, Liberty & Levin” that Obama and his wing of the Democratic Party viewed suburbs as “fundamentally unjust” communities that prevent taxation from flowing into the urban cities they surround.
On Thursday (7/23/20), Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Dr. Ben Carson announced that he is stripping Obama’s AFFH Rule from the Fair Housing Act, saying the rule “was an overreach of unelected Washington bureaucrats into local communities” – a point echoed by Kurtz.”
Carson called the rule a “ruse for social engineering under the guise of desegregation – essentially turning HUD into a national zoning board.”
“The move comes after President Donald Trump characterized the 2015 rule as an existential threat to the suburban way of life that will bring about more crime and lower home prices.
In a statement, Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson said the regulation is known as Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing, or the AFFH rule, was “unworkable and ultimately a waste of time for localities to comply with.”
For those interested in the history of earlier failed forays in housing social engineering programs I call your attention to the following:
“The Community Reinvestment Act is a United States federal law designed to encourage commercial banks and savings associations to help meet the needs of borrowers in all segments of their communities, including low and moderate-income neighborhoods. Congress passed the Act in 1977 to reduce discriminatory credit practices against low-income neighborhoods, a practice known as redlining.”
“Cuomo, who was secretary of Housing and Urban Development from 1997 to 2001, has been blamed in some quarters for helping to trigger the financial crisis by pushing Fannie and Freddie to buy more subprime mortgages to increase homeownership among the poor. Many of those homeowners eventually defaulted, and the mortgage-backed securities market later collapsed.”
In conclusion, who is willing to offer their community as the guinea pig for an AFFH social engineering program if Biden or his future extreme left running mate becomes president?
Walter J. Jaworski
New Hyde Park