Ready for leftists to wreck your neighborhood?

Article author: 
Bob Weir
Article publisher: 
American Thinker
Article date: 
16 May 2023
Article category: 
National News
Article Body: 

... The Biden administration is fostering the decline of those outer areas by using the Housing and Urban Development agency to force suburbs to accept high-density "affordable housing."

For several decades, one of the major dreams of the middle class has been to own a home in the suburbs. Now, under the guise of prohibiting discrimination based on race, religion, sex, etc., Democrats have proposed regulations that would force jurisdictions that accept HUD funding to "promote equity in their communities, decrease segregation, and increase access to opportunity and community assets for people of color and other underserved communities."

In other words, the left is saying that the route to upward mobility for disadvantaged minorities is dependent on their relocation to more affluent areas, where they will have access to more services. One wonders what services they'll receive in a small town that they can't get in a big city. By the way, could someone please tell me which communities in this country are segregated by race or any other factor?...


Suburbs are predominantly conservative and Republican. One way the Democrat party can change this voting pattern is to prohibit land use restrictions and override zoning restrictions in suburban cities, thus allowing for densification. In other words, change the demographics by increasing housing density, building subsidized housing in urban areas, and bringing in a democrat-voting demographic.

The first step in this direction is to curtail the ability of cities to establish their own land-use policies.

Do you want a park in your neighborhood? Too bad. Instead you will get low-rent multiple unit dwellings. You won't have a say.


How Biden Regime's Housing Plans Would Destroy America’s Suburbs, The Federalist, 19 June 2022:

... In 2015, President Barack Obama’s Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued a regulation known as Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH). The administration claimed it issued the rule to combat “housing segregation” in suburbs, despite the Fair Housing Act of 1968 already outlawing discriminatory housing practices.

According to the New York Post, had the regulation been successfully implemented nationwide, localities across the country would have had to “scrap zoning, build bigger water and sewer lines to support high-density living, expand schools and social services and add mass transit. All pushing up local taxes.” In essence, virtually all control regarding local governance would be outsourced to the federal government....

Biden, however, has signed on to a proposal by Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., that would effectively withhold federal transportation grants, used to build and repair highways, unless communities sign on to AFFH. It would be almost impossible for many communities to decline this funding for critical infrastructure, handing over America’s suburbs to the federal government....

Stanley Kurtz, a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, recently spoke in an interview with Mark Levin about how a Biden presidency would effectively abolish America’s suburbs as we know them. “It would allow bureaucrats in Washington, in the Department of Housing and Urban Development, to control zoning laws, to control the placement of transportation and business districts, even to some degree the drawing of school districts,” Kurtz said. “In other words, almost every important local governmental responsibility could, under AFFH, fall into the de facto control of the feds.”....

The Trump administration officially discarded the rule in July, arguing the regulation was a blatant power grab by the federal government....

HUD's War On The Suburbs. The Trump administration officially discarded the rule in July, arguing the regulation was a blatant power grab by the federal government. Created during the Obama regime. Good background information:

Thank You Mark Levin; not a Conservative nor a Liberal Issue Mark, thank you for your “Blast” on July 20 about “Obama’s Race Database”. That blast inspired me to create this website about the new HUD Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing, AFFH, rule. In addition to alerting a number of local conservatives, two days ago the website provided a pathway and links (under HUD Friendlies) for acquiring the necessary HUD information to the Castle Rock, CO, town council for them to vote 5 to 1 against accepting HUD Community Development Block Grant, CDBG, funds.

Podcast: Mark Levin blasts Obama’s race database as part of our growing police state, Right Scoop, 20 July 2015. 

Invasive land use bill facing fierce opposition from mountain communities, by Ali Longwell, Vail Daily, 4 April 2023.

Colorado governor, Democrats: limit construction of accessory-dwelling units, duplexes and triplexes, by Jesse Paul and Elliott Wenzler, Colorado Sun, 23 March 2023.

California sues Huntington Beach over failure to follow housing laws in warning to other cities, by Marisa Kendall, Mercury News, 6 April 2023.

Push for High-Density Housing Rooted in Racial and Environmental Agendas, by Beth Brelje and Matt McGregor, Epoch Times, 19 June 2022.

Housing mandates trade living choices for subsidized density, by Natalie Menten, Complete Colorado, 16 April 2023.

Colorado Senate Bill 213 - Land Use - Big Government intrusion into local zoning and land use