Trump Repeals Obama-Biden Era Housing Rule

President Trump has repealed an Obama-Biden era rule that he said will be beneficial to suburbanites.

The program was called: Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing or AFFH.

According to The Daily Wire:

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The Obama era rule was written under the Fair Housing Act and “required local governments to prove that federal subsidies for housing projects would not go to developments with zoning laws or other regulations that are effectively discriminatory to minorities, particularly Black and Hispanic Americans,” The Hill reported, noting: “HUD claimed that the original rule effectively stripped local control over regulations and drowned localities with onerous and unnecessary paperwork.”

In a recent op-ed touted by President Trump, New York Post columnist Betsy McCaughey described the AFFH in disastrous terms, tying it to presumptive Democratic candidate and former Obama VP Joe Biden.

“The ex-veep wants to ramp up an Obama-era social engineering scheme called Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) that mercifully barely got underway before President Trump took office, vowing to stop it,” McCaughey outlines. “Biden’s plan is to force suburban towns with single-family homes and minimum lot sizes to build high-density affordable housing smack in the middle of their leafy neighborhoods — local preferences and local control be damned.”

The Obama rule was initially “floated a cookie-cutter requirement for ‘balanced housing’ in every suburb,” says McCaughey. “‘Balanced’ meant affordable even for people who need federal vouchers. Towns were obligated to ‘do more than simply not discriminate,’ as a 2013 HUD proposal explained. Rather, towns had to make it possible for low-income minorities to choose suburban living and provide ‘adequate support to make their choices possible.’”

The column t argues that black families were leaving inner-cities in search of suburban living without the rule.

McCaughey also noted: “Had the rule been implemented nationwide… towns everywhere 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. Towns that refused would lose their federal aid.”

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F F Tramutola Jr.
F F Tramutola Jr.
9 days ago

REMOVE ALL DEMOCRATS

Gerry
Gerry
9 days ago

Remove ALL the illegal rules that the extremely corrupt odumbo/gropin joe passed while in office then after that is done –remove all demoSCUM PsOS from our government. They have proven for almost 4 years they are complete worthless and of NO use to us.

Djea3
Djea3
9 days ago

WHY is there any federal money going to any city for anything? It specifically VIOLATES the limits on federal government by the United States Constitution.
I say that POTUS should rescind ALL federal funds of any kind for any city or state that allowed the riots to go on without stopping them. Start with Seattle and Washington State.
Both need ALL federal funds withdrawn as they failed to protect the people and ignored the warn gins of the feds and the offers of help and then attacked the federal government.
Time to put down the insurrection by taking away all federal funds. Schools, colleges, all aid of any kind all programs. Just ends them because the cities and states refused to end illegal activities and to make arrests. For sure remove all police related funding.

Russ Remmert
Russ Remmert
9 days ago
Reply to  Djea3

any city that allows riot’s to happen unchecked should be on its own

Gordon
Gordon
9 days ago

Thank you President Trump!

dltaylor
dltaylor
9 days ago

Right now the country is not in the mood for any kind of affirmative action crap from the left.

Mikey
Mikey
9 days ago

This is good, but God knows how many regulations remain on the books that are a blatant violation of the 10th Amendment and have no business being there.

DawnieR
DawnieR
8 days ago
Reply to  Mikey

Too many to count. LITERALLY!!! I CANNOT understand WHY it is that people call these morons in D.C. (or our Capital’s) ‘LAWMAKERS’!!! It is NOT their JOB to ‘MAKE LAWS’!!! Their ONLY JOB is to Protect/Defend/UPHOLD the Constitution of The United States!! They took an OATH to do just THAT! But these CRIMINALS do NOT do that…….which is WHY we are in the MESS that we’re in today! These PUBLIC SERVANTS think that they are KINGS & QUEENS!! And it needs to END, NOW!

Lynn
Lynn
8 days ago

That rule would mean local communities would lose all control over their local government. A federal bureaucrat would set the zoning regulations which means that person could eliminate the single family housing from any area they choose. That same bureaucrat could determine that the community had to pony up the tax dollars to install public transit, water and waste facilities etc. If for any reason they felt the community did not live up to its orders federal funds for road and bridge improvement etc. could be halted.
Biden has already stated that he helped change the meaning of the original rules by the Obama administration and would reinstate it if elected.

DawnieR
DawnieR
8 days ago

That’s all fine and dandy. BUT……WHEN is POTUS Trump going to REVERSE HR 4301, that Barry Davis (aka Obama) signed in 2013, that made it LEGAL to Propagandize AMERICANS (aka FAKE NEWS)???????

https://commonsenseevaluation.com/2016/11/21/propaganda-on-the-us-public/

Glenn
Glenn
8 days ago

Could he repeal Biden and Obama?