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Friday, July 31, 2020

War on the Suburbs: How HUD's Housing Policies Became a Weapon for Social Change

There are few things more synonymous with the American way of life than the suburbs. While certainly not without problems, the suburbs have been home to middle class Americans since the end of World War 2, and even before. But the suburbs are under attack from certain elements of the left as a source of social inequality and (what else?) “white privilege” and “white supremacy.”

If you are alarmed by this article, that’s a good thing. Because these elements of the American left seek nothing more than the total destruction of your way of life, from the people who live in your communities to the types of houses that you live in to the places where you will be allowed to shop and how you get from one place to another.

The policy is called Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH), but beyond this specific HUD policy, there’s a philosophical and political attack on suburbs that goes well in excess of any single policy. There is, without mincing words, a War on the Suburbs in America. It is a war not against a geographical location or a type of housing or community, but an attack on a way of life.

What Is Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing?


Rebel Without a Clue said...

Supposedly POTUS put an end to this garbage idea earlier this week. I could be wrong but I hope not.

Anonymous said...

Think of it as a rough equivalent to busing in public education, which absolutely ruined more schools and educations than it ever helped.

Anonymous said...

Trump canned this Obama-Biden policy and Biden has pledge to bring it back if elected. He wants to bring Section 8 housing to the suburbs and all the decreased value in real estate and crime that comes with it.

Anonymous said...

Let them have the Suburbs. Take back the cities and make them financial,technological and cultural Hubs with high paying jobs and modern outdoor parks,promenades and transportation. There is more to life than vinyl fences,culdesacs,Suvs and miles of fast food,strip malls and big box shopping.

Anonymous said...

Northwest Woodsman: I think 10:54 sounds bitter and envious for some reason. I suspect I know why.