Urge Senate to defund HUD's racial and income housing quotas! Vote this week!

Can you imagine government-subsidized, high-rise, low-income apartments being built in the middle of your suburban neighborhood?

The Obama administration is attempting to impose racial and income housing quotas on communities across America, and you can help stop it!

Under the regulation, in October the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will be empowered to condition eligibility for community development block grants on redrawing zoning maps to create evenly distributed neighborhoods based on racial composition and income. This has nothing to do with true housing discrimination based on race, which has been illegal since the 1960s. Zoning only determines what can be built, not who can live in a community, and it is disingenuous for the government to suggest otherwise with its overreaching rulemaking

In Westchester County, N.Y., a trial run for the rule has already occurred where HUD has attempted to rezone six cities, 19 towns and 20 villages as a condition for receiving $5 million of grants. Rather than submit to federal rule, County Executive Rob Astorino simply rejected the money from 2012, and Westchester lost out on some $7 million of grants from 2011 for the same reason. Watch the video of Astorino explaining how the HUD regulation will affect your neighborhood.

This is just the beginning, and left unchecked, the impact of this regulation will be felt nationwide. In 2012, HUD dispersed about $3.8 billion of these grants to almost 1,200 municipalities. By virtue of accepting the grants, under the rule, each of these 1,200 municipalities will be forced to comply with HUD’s racial zoning edicts.

The House of Representatives has already acted, defunding implementation of the regulation two years in a row. Now, it is the Senate’s turn to act. Senator Mike Lee has introduced an amendment to the Transportation and Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) appropriations bill defunding implementation of the “Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing” rule. Americans for Limited Government strongly supports Lee’s amendment to defund racial quotas in local zoning decisions, and is urging senators to sign the attached pledge, Defund HUD racial and income housing quotas.”

The vote is occurring this week! You know what to do! Let’s urge the Senate to support the Lee amendment to defund HUD’s racial and income housing quotas being imposed on middle class neighborhoods to preserve local decisions over community development.

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Jan 24th, 2017
TED A. from Indianapolis, IN writes:
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AFFH should be defunded. This is more Federal Government take over of states rights.
Jan 24th, 2017
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