Wednesday, August 24, 2016

HUD's Plan to Herd Americans Into Slums

Tom DeWeese's e-mail contained links. Google suspects that the site to which one of those links led has been hacked; it looks as if that may be the case. So, instead of posting possibly bad links on the Link Log, I'll post some key selections from the e-mail:

[DeWeese quoted this bit from a "National Mortgage" site:]

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is the subject of a class action lawsuit that claims its Note Sale Program has created a disproportionately discriminatory impact on New York City’s African-American homeowners.

The lawsuit, which was filed last week by MFY Legal Services Inc. and Emery Celli Brinckerhoff & Abady LLP, alleges that HUD sold approximately 1,000 delinquent Federal Housing Agency (FHA) mortgages in New York City to private investors without informing the homeowners and without alerting these homeowners that they would no longer have the basic due process protections of an FHA mortgage. The lawsuit cites cases of mortgages being sold even as the homeowner was in the process of receiving a loan modification.

The lawsuit also presents data that determined the mortgages being sold off in HUD’s Note Sale Program were primarily on residences in predominantly African-American neighborhoods, particularly southeast Queens and east Brooklyn. HUD’s next Note Sale is scheduled for Sept. 14.

“Homeownership is the principal way that families of color accumulate wealth,” said Diane Houk, of Emery Celli Brinckerhoff & Abady. “It is stunning that HUD, whose mission is to affirmatively further fair housing for all Americans, would carry out a program with a disparate and destabilizing effect on African-American communities.”

[And this bit was actually written by Kathleen Marquardt:]

What is social engineering? According to Social, it is influence, manipulation, elicitation, info gathering, psychology, science, profiling, communications modeling, facial expressions, body language, art, misdirection, pretexting, emotional hijacking, rapport.
What is Smart Growth? According to Rosa Koire at Democrats against UN Agenda “Redevelopment is a tool used to further the Agenda 21 vision of remaking America's cities. With redevelopment, cities have the right to take property by eminent domain---against the will of the property owner, and give it or sell it to a private developer. By declaring an area of town 'blighted' (and in some cities over 90% of the city area has been declared blighted) the property taxes in that area can be diverted away from the General Fund. This constriction of available funds is impoverishing the cities, forcing them to offer less and less services, and reducing your standard of living. They'll be telling you that it's better, however, since they've put in nice street lights and colored paving. The money gets redirected into the Redevelopment Agency and handed out to favored developers building low-income housing and mixed use. 
Smart Growth. Cities have had thousands of condos built in the redevelopment areas and are telling you that you are terrible for wanting your own yard, for wanting privacy, for not wanting to be dictated to by a Condo Homeowner's Association Board, for being anti-social, for not going along to get along, for not moving into a cramped apartment downtown where they can use your property taxes for paying off that huge bond debt. But it's not working, and you don't want to move in there. So they have to make you.”
And HUD is the ATM through which the PTB (powers-that-be) first maneuver cities, counties, and even states into submitting to the globalist control, then pull the strings to eventually force them into Regional Planning.
Once Regional Planning is in effect in most communities, our elected officials will be eliminated and the regions will be run by globally appointed stakeholders. To see what the regions for the US will be, go to america2050 and look under ‘maps.’ In case you think this might be benign, the site states: “In the coming years America 2050 will continue to provide leadership on regional planning and major infrastructure priorities in the nation, including integrating water and energy planning with land use considerations and developing recommendations for the transition to a new presidential administration in 2013.”
As Tom said last month in “Listen this time or HUD will destroy your city,”
For twenty years we opponents of Agenda 21 and Smart Growth have warned of the dangers of taking these HUD grants. We were ignored and called conspiracy nuts. The result now is that HUD has taken the gloves off. There is no longer a pretense that any kind of local control over spending the grant money exists. HUD now controls your community. Property rights are dead, property values are dying, and the local officials you elected to guide your community have been rendered irrelevant by HUD mobsters who have come back to collect.
Also last month, Smart Growth America announced they are going to start targeting rural areas for regional control even though those residing in rural areas are going to be driven into the cities. So why do they bother with Smart Growth in the sticks? Add redistribution of wealth to their goals:
A new program to help rural places use smart growth strategies
“Smart growth strategies can help small towns build durable local economies, reduce public costs, and preserve the features that make them unique. And reinvesting in existing places can actually be even more impactful in smaller communities than in big cities. Small communities have fewer financial resources to work with, so even modest efforts to reduce costs—or generate more revenue—by growing in different ways can make a big difference.”

These comments apparently come from Tom DeWeese himself:

“‘It is important to note, however, that while zoning and land use are generally local matters, when local zoning or land use practices violate the Fair Housing Act, they become a Federal concern…”’ Federal Register July 16, 2015
As per John Anthony, an expert on the AFFH:
  • “HUD contends they leave planning and zoning to local communities. AFFH is merely a ’planned framework’ that provides ‘nationwide uniformity and consistency for fair housing.’
  • “First, HUD requires each applicant for CDBG and other grants, to complete an Assessment of Fair Housing, to identify all “contributing factors” to discrimination.
  • “Next, the applicant submits a plan to HUD detailing how they will eliminate the “contributing factors” and foster integrated, balanced lifestyles.
  • “Then, HUD can accept the plan, ask for modifications or reject it. If accepted, the jurisdiction receives funding and begins plan implementation.
“This sounds straightforward. But, there is a ‘catch.’
  • “AFFH requires that civil rights groups, affordable housing developers and/or other civic activist organizations participate in creating the plan that defines and resolves potential areas of discrimination.
  • “The applicant also signs an agreement to take no actions ‘materially inconsistent with its obligation to affirmatively further fair housing.’
If the community receives the grant money and decides to ignore one potential area of discrimination because of current zoning restrictions or voters’ choices, and instead focus on another, they are now vulnerable to lawsuits for failure meet their obligation to AFFH.”

So what does all this mean, in plain English? Well, consider Scott County, Virginia. The county's existing financial commitments are reportedly "forcing" a property tax hike. Most of us will grumble and pay higher taxes, as we've done so many times before. Some people will lose their homes. Oh, never fear, HUD is here to hold out funding to that otherwise absurd idea of building a new housing project on the site of the Friday Market in Gate City! A grant has already been handed out! Of course, the able-bodied people in Scott County would rather die than move into a housing project. (Wouldn't I? Wouldn't you?) And nearly all the old-age pensioners already living in our existing housing project look White, although some of them used to have black hair and would still have copper-toned skin if they spent more time outdoors. So HUD can carry out their plan of relocating...they'll say "blackandhispanic," in their discriminatory and deeply anti-Black and anti-Hispanic way, but they'll mean worst-case ghetto-type welfare cheats...into Gate City, just for the purpose of destroying what really does make us want to live here, in the name of "preserving" the physical, geographical features that make Scott County "unique." Then when they've ruined whatever we have in the way of a community, they can sell our lovely scenery to China, or whatever may be left of Europe, or whoever else may be the highest bidder.

Is there a way to stop this? There is, but it won't be popular with welfare cheats or their enablers. I have a name for it: "Not a thread nor a shoe latchet." Just say no to the funding. Force those who want to re-colonize Scott County to fight for it. Force those who want to be part of our community and its decisions to invest in Scott County, in a legitimate fair-trade-based way, before they can whisper a hint.

Do we have enough common sense and fortitude to do this? I'm not optimistic. Then again, the Cherokee Nation had good reasons not to be optimistic in the early nineteenth century...and I am, within an hour's walk from the border point where that ancestral Reid from Scotland married that ancestral member of the Ani Godagewi who was commemorated (via mistranslation) by changing the family name to "Reed." My family can say no to "funding" for "programs" and "projects." Can yours?