President Obama is pressing forward with regulations to diversify wealthy neighborhoods – and critics of the idea haven’t been shy, calling out the idea as ridiculous and an irrational way of advancing the White House’s own vision of a utopian society.
The rules, coming from the Department of Housing and Urban Development, could withhold block grants to communities if they don’t build enough so-called affordable housing in wealthy neighborhoods, the Hill reported.
This is a story WND reported nearly a year ago after the “Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing” rules showed up in the Federal Register as a result of an Obama executive order.
The grant dollars could also be used to make improvements in poorer areas by providing libraries, groceries, parks and schools.
“HUD is working with communities across the country to fulfill the promise of equal opportunity for all,” a spokesperson for the federal agency said, the Hill reported. “The proposed policy seeks to break down barriers to access to opportunity in communities supported by HUD funds.”
And civil rights people are cheering.
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