April 10, 2017/revision April 11, 2017 1:00 a.m.
A Video:_AFFH in Five Minutes
For more information about HUD/AFFH, see Blogs 195, 197, 198
Decision & History_County of Westchester v. HUD – Decided September 25, 2015
Westchester County New York is a 10-year real life example of HUD/AFFH experimenting to see how they can take the most control away from local government. Westchester’s story demonstrates vividly, why counties should avoid taking any grant money from HUD. The damage that has been done to Westchester is sad, and frightening. We don’t want the damage to increase in our county.
We need to vote against accepting the grant money, so that we do not jeopardize the financial stability, and the neighborhood life styles of our county. HUD is going after every suburb, to equalize financial and ethnic balance (social engineering). If we do not accept grant money, we are safe.
Spreading the Wealth – by Stanley Kurtz
Who is the driving force behind HUD?
Spreading the Wealth by Stanley Kurtz, gives a good foundation for understanding who the people and the organizations that are the driving force behind what HUD has become — and how AFFH is their tool to bring counties under HUD’s control (taking away not only planning and zoning decisions from the counties, but also a host of other local choices. They are pushing regionalism (erasing the voice of individuals living in communities).
On page 39 in the sub-chapter “Shaking up Suburbia” Stanley Kurtz lists three main components of regionalism, which aim to gradually destroy the suburbs:
“1) Redistribute suburban money to the cities (taking a disproportionate amount of suburban taxes, and giving them to the cities).
2) Force middle-class suburbanites back to the city.
3) Force the urban poor out into the suburbs.” (Importing the poor and financing them in the suburbs – this is called “economic integration” on the suburbs.
WESTCHESTER COUNTY NEW YORK SUED
In 2006, the county was sued for “false claims.” They had accepted HUD grant money, but had not made a study to see if they were keeping housing opportunities away from people because of their race. They didn’t need to make the sturdy, because they weren’t excluding people because of race. Westchester was the fourth most integrated county in New York State in 2006, when a civil rights group, Anti-Discrimination Center of Metro New York (ADC), decided to sue them.  Continue reading