April 19, 2017
What is learned from Westchester County New York’s 10-year incident? (See Blog 196)
The federal government can’t interfere with our planning and zoning, unless our commissioners give them control by accepting the grant money. But if we accept the grant money, controls shift to the federal government. So don’t apply for and accept the HUD/AFFH grant money.
Ask our County Commissioners to vote against accepting HUD/AFFH grant money.
Over 10 years ago, Westchester County New York signed up for the grant money. Then a community activist group challenged them. Westchester asked HUD for help, after which their serious troubles began.
To date, our commissioners have had to adjust their local plans to some degree, to comply with past money accepted for “affirmatively furthering fair housing.”
Now HUD has developed (by experimenting with other counties and cities) how to take over more control of our neighborhoods, to make suburban neighborhoods “equivalent” to urban neighborhoods – to make suburbs “fair.” Continue reading