The Obama Administration is making a move to put poor people into neighborhoods they could never afford without government help.
The Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Final Rule issued by HUD in a press release is made possible by the Supreme Court’s recent ruling in Texas Housing v. Inclusive Communities.
In that ruling, a divided court said that federal housing law can be used to challenge zoning laws, lending regulations and other laws that could affect minorities.
The Administration is taking that ruling and running with it.
The ruling allows the federal government to unleash the power of discrimination lawsuits when redevelopment would drive the rent up in refurbished neighborhoods, and don’t be the least bit surprised when HUD discovers the power to erect tacky low-rent housing in existing higher-priced neighborhoods.
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