It Begins… Obama’s HUD Launches Civil Rights Investigation on IL Town for Not Building Public Housing

It Begins — Obama administration launches investigation of city for voting down housing project.
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Author Stanley Kurtz argued in his book Spreading The Wealth: How Obama Is Robbing The Suburbs To Pay For the Cites that Barack Obama’s grand socialist plan included redistributing wealth from American suburbs to the inner city.

Obama passed regulations in 2013 to force suburban neighborhoods with no record of housing discrimination to build more public housing targeted to ethnic and racial minorities.

According to Kurtz, the underlying thrust of the rule change was to force racial and ethnic diversity on the suburbs:

The new HUD rule is really about changing the way Americans live. It is part of a broader suite of initiatives designed to block suburban development, press Americans into hyper-dense cities, and force us out of our cars. Government-mandated ethnic and racial diversification plays a role in this scheme, yet the broader goal is forced “economic integration.”

The ultimate vision is to make all neighborhoods more or less alike, turning traditional cities into ultra-dense Manhattans, while making suburbs look more like cities do now. In this centrally-planned utopia, steadily increasing numbers will live cheek-by-jowl in “stack and pack” high-rises close to public transportation, while automobiles fall into relative disuse.

In June the Obama administration moved forward with regulations designed to help diversify America’s wealthier neighborhoods. The regulations would force communities to build affordable housing in more affluent areas in order to receive federal grant money.

But, you wouldn’t know about this radical program if you watched the ABC, CBS or NBC. They hid this story from their viewers.
FOX News was the only channel to inform viewers on this big government overreach.
Via NewsBusters:

Now this…
The Obama administration is launching a civil rights investigation against Rockford for voting down a new housing project.
The USofArn reported:

On Monday the Department of Housing and Urban Development sent a letter to Rockford Mayor Larry Morrissey stating that the feds were starting an investigation against the city council for possible violations of the civil rights act and the fair housing act, along with breaking HUD’s new affirmatively furthering fair housing rules WREX TV and the Rockford Register Star report.

HUD is unhappy that the city council, the Winnebago county board, and Rockford residents have been attempting to block, or at least voice their extreme displeasure with the Rockford Housing Authorities plan to build a new public housing project on New Towne Dr. on the city’s East side near Rockford University.

Wisconsin based developer Gorman’s and Company in the Summer planed to put a 69 unit housing project at the site to replace some of the housing units at the RHA”s Fairgrounds housing project on the city’s West side as Fairgrounds is scheduled to be demolished and eventually replaced.

Due to public pressure and a lack of support from the city council and county board Gorman’s pulled their plans and resubmitted a smaller 49 unit plan to the city council a few weeks ago. Gorman’s structured the new public housing project proposal in such a way that it would be nearly impossible of the city council to block it, effectively guaranteeing the project would go forward despite intense opposition from residents of the New Towne area.

Read the rest here.

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