New Obama Rule Could Force Cities to House Illegals

Leo Hohmann, WND, July 17, 2014

The Obama administration, in July 2013, quietly introduced a new regulation that critics say will dramatically increase Washington’s power over local zoning laws in every city and town that accepts federal block grants through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

And it’s the federal grants that could be used as a hook in the nose of these cities, forcing them to house illegal immigrants against their will.

Some are calling it the “Common Core of local zoning” that has flown under the radar for nearly a year. Instead of the U.S. Department of Education dictating education standards to local school districts, this rule change would allow HUD to influence zoning laws from the biggest cities down to the tiniest towns.

The proposed rule, which is set to take effect in October, would put teeth on the Fair Housing Act of 1968 by providing a set of standards, guidelines and goals, then use data to “measure” and “assess” how well a local community is meeting its Fair Housing obligations.

Some say the new rule will lead to “racial quotas” and will be exploited by HUD to aggressively absorb the nation’s swelling population of illegal immigrants into communities that are trying to keep them out.

HUD’s proposed “Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule” showed up in the Federal Register on July 19, 2013. The rule has the backing of special-interest groups that promote open borders. One such group, which has close ties to President Obama, is the Council of La Raza, which filed a public comment in favor of the rule.

La Raza said most illegal immigrants don’t know their rights and “fear deportation,” thus making them susceptible to housing discrimination.

Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., defined the proposed rule in stark terms, saying it would lead to racial quotas and amounts to an “assault on the suburbs.”

He authored an amendment passed in the House of Representatives last month that would prohibit HUD from implementing the rule. The amendment was successfully attached to the Transportation, HUD and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for the 2015 fiscal year. A version of the bill has now been introduced in the Senate by Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah. But with that body controlled by Democrats, Lee faces an uphill battle.

Gosar told WND Thursday he was encouraged that Lee had taken up the challenge.

“The proposed HUD Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule is another federal government mandate forced on the American people by an ideological administration looking to design a misguided utopian vision of local communities across the country,” Gosar said.


City and town councils are already starting to see HUD contracts related to block grants showing up in their agenda packets, most likely as part of the five-year consolidated plan for fair housing, which the feds require every city to adopt in order to keep getting the block grants. Many of the local councils will rubber stamp the agreements without ever knowing what’s in them, said Robert Romano, senior editor at Americans for Limited Government.

“It’s free money, right?” Romano said of HUD’s community development block grants. “Don’t consider what the strings attached are, don’t ask questions.”

He told WND that, starting in October, the rule will allow HUD “to come in and rezone an entire area” that doesn’t include enough affordable housing for a family that falls into any of HUD’s protected statuses based on race, religion, or national origin.

Romano said he sees the rule as “clearly unconstitutional” because the U.S. Constitution grants no power to the federal government over local city planning or zoning matters.

“La Raza is in favor of it so it looks like a plan to move illegals into peoples’ communities, against their will,” Romano said. “It also allows (the feds) to gerrymander for political purposes. It’s a way to get around whatever Republican gerrymandering had gone on after the 2010 election cycle. If they are doing this for low-income or disadvantaged purposes, well, what does that tell you? Low income tends to vote for Democrats.”


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  • MekongDelta69

    Between illegal browns and Section 8 blacks, all our cities are sure to ‘thrive’ under the weight of all this ‘hallowed DIE-Versity.’

    • Einsatzgrenadier

      According to liberals, more diversity is supposed to increase wages, create high-paying jobs for everyone, make the country more prosperous, strengthen the American cultural identity and solve the demographic crisis.

      I often wonder how liberals are able to spout this garbage with a straight face.

      • JDInSanD

        I thought that’s what they said about unemployment checks?

      • GeneticsareDestiny

        I often wonder how liberals are able to spout this garbage with a straight face.

        All the time, surprisingly. I suppose it’s easy when you believe in diversity and racial equality with a religious fervor. Facts don’t matter when you feel with the certainty of religious conviction that any inequalities between any “protected groups” must be due solely to discrimination.

        • Usually Much Calmer

          So true that facts no longer matter to most people.

          Another thing that makes lies easy to believe is the absnce or limited presence with discrediting of dissenting opinion.

        • paul marchand

          They can do it with a straight face. When you want the demise of the foe (whitey) it is easy to keep a straight face. Death is nothing to smile about, even the demise of your adversary.

      • Lt. Greyman, NVA

        Isn’t Detroit a Utopia?

        • ConservativePrincess

          Don’t forget Los Angeles and Chicago.

      • Sick of it

        Because the underpinning of their ideology/cult is the hatred of white people. They’ll push anything that will diminish or destroy us.

  • Luca

    These illegals will be housed in Republican strongholds. Coupled with “No ID” voting they will then be able to break down the voting demographics and turn Texas and Florida into Blue states thereby guaranteeing a one party system just like they had in the USSR.

    • propagandaoftruth

      Time to start pushing to refuse federal handouts state by state. Those states which opt out should form informal associations of mutual interest, maybe lend support if able to others, without the feds…

      Refuse fed money, tell the feds where to go, begin pushing for lowering fed taxes in those states which OPT OUT.

      We don’t want your money. Give our state’s citizens a break on their fed taxes equal to the amount we didn’t take back from you, feds…

      Sounds infuriatingly reasonable.

    • JackKrak

      Yep. San Francisco, Madison, Berkeley, Cambridge, Chicago, Detroit and similar places don’t have to worry about having any new neighbors shipped in.

      • Usually Much Calmer

        We got some here in Chicago.

        Detroit might benefit.

    • Zaporizhian Sich

      Then after that, tens of millions of whites will be murdered by hostile racial aliens, just like the USSR too. Unless that is, whites here fight back, even if that requires us to resort to voting with the cartridge box instead of the ballot box. The U.S.S.R was a fake country, a slave empire, and the U.S. is turning into a fake country and a slave empire as well. How could it not be with tens of millions of brown parasites and leeches who replicate like viruses in our midst?

    • WR_the_realist

      All Democrats have to do to turn Texas blue is wait. The anchor babies are growing up right now and will soon be able to vote Democratic.

  • IstvanIN

    I have long considered government by bribe and blackmail immoral. It should be unconstitutional.

    • TruthBeTold

      As they say, the Mafia is considered a criminal enterprise because the government doesn’t want competition.

    • Pro_Whitey

      HUD itself is unconstitutional. This is just a particularly noxious manifestation of unconstitutional action by leftists.
      The very concept of a Fair Housing Act for those who are for now called minorities is a lie. Blacks and hispanics have taken huge swaths of many formerly modest but functional neighborhoods of Los Angeles, Detroit, Philadelphia, Camden, Newark, Atlanta, etc., etc., and have them all to themselves. Such areas feature cheap housing if you are willing to put in the time and effort for upkeep. If there were such a cheap neighborhood available to whites that the blacks and browns did not want, whites would be running to live there, and it would not stay cheap for long. The blacks and browns destroy the neighborhoods they control, and then howl when others don’t want the same fate for their own neighborhoods.

  • Ella

    They already have moved in many illegals through Sect 8 Housing in our area and yes of course, HUD. Cities have tried to limit the number of apartments and have been sued by nullifying contracts. School ratings have declined from excellent to fair.

  • mobilebay

    We may be rid of Obama in 2016, but our grandchildren will be paying for his mistakes.

    • Zaporizhian Sich

      Nay, they will be paying far more for Obama’s and company’s deliberate decisions than his predecessor’s mistakes and idiocy.

    • Rid of Obama in 2016, to be replaced by….ugh.

  • TruthBeTold

    Wait until municipal budgets are proposed and school taxes explode.

    Will that wake up middle America?

  • TruthBeTold

    There’s always the next election but who will be our choices?

    Tweedle Dumb or Tweedle Dee?

    • IstvanIN

      Frick or Frack?

    • Paleoconn

      Yup. I’m not convinced McCain or Romney would have been better. And I know Bushlet was no better. In fact, with Obama at least we’re not at war with Syria even though we are arming the ‘rebels’ who are busy extinguishing one of the oldest Christian communities.

  • HE2

    Already happening in this wealthy White bread suburb.
    Further, citizens were told that homes on big lots could be eminent domained, pulled down, declared “blight,” [that is the word they used], and appropriated for construction of “affordable, sustainable housing for under-served families.”
    Translation: HUD wants to push East Oakland blacks and “immigrants” into affluent, White suburbs.
    Cannot allow those nice neighborhoods and five star schools, now can we?

    • Usually Much Calmer

      That’s appalling.

      • HE2

        Well, Usually Much, they asked for it.
        Just about everyone in this town, with few exceptions, is a Berkeley escapee who brought their delusional lib-bot nonsense with them. [For the good schools and safe streets.]
        Such irrationality never ceases to amaze.

  • GeneticsareDestiny

    “La Raza said most illegal immigrants don’t know their rights and “fear deportation,” thus making them susceptible to housing discrimination.”

    Illegals don’t have a “right” to stay in America. That’s the entire point behind them being illegal aliens. They should fear deportation and they should be subject to housing discrimination. No landlord should be renting to illegals in the first place. It would be incredibly easy to require landlords to check whether someone’s here legally before renting to them, just like how it’s incredibly easy to check whether someone has legal work authorization.

    The only thing we’re lacking is political will.

    • HE2

      La Raza said most illegal immigrants don’t know their rights and “fear deportation,” thus making them susceptible to housing

      Aw, there you go again, pursuing a logical train of thought.
      To mentally process or speak in the language of Liberal-speak is to pointedly NOT tax your brain cells with the slightest spark of logic. Get it?
      I hate this stuff, Genetics. It makes my blood boil.
      These people are masters at the art of double talk and self-contradiction.
      Any dolt knows that the combined words illegal alien+rights constitute an oxymoron.
      Illegal invaders are criminals with a sinister agenda, ergo, not protected by our Constitution. How are are they entitled to something called rights? Deportation now and if they refuse expulsion, how about an arrest and forcible boot in the bum deportation? Imprisonment would only add them to our tax bills.
      Take THAT, LaRaza.

    • Sick of it

      What we are truly lacking is the will to erase the evils of politics in favor of a more natural way of life. Politics is corruption. Politics is anti-nature.

    • Who Me?

      There is a fundamental difference between “Civil Rights” and”Human Rights”. Illegal aliens do not have any Civil Rights in the United States. (Civil Rights are for the citizens of the particular country concerned.) The illegal, non-citizens do, of course, have Human Rights. This means they are entitled to a peanut butter sandwich and water to drink on the bus back to wherever the hell they came from.

  • Lt. Greyman, NVA

    Sorry, you are not voting or refusing your way out of this one.

    This will only be stopped by bullets. If your State or City refuses the money, the it will be sued by HUD or Holder (DOJ) for “racism”. White enclaves must be disintegrated, so as the hordes look the same, so that the blame for failure is spread to Whitey. Can’t have the black man and the brown man looking stupid, dirty and ignorant when Utopia is just around the Corner.

    Punishment is the loss of your job or the seizure of your kids or the protesting of your business. Social Ostracism is now the weapon of the Government.

    The Government only fears a White man who is willing to put it all on the line.

  • refocus

    In 1976 The United Nations conducted a study and found that four
    people could live comfortably in a 600 sq. ft. shelter with one bath and
    one toilette. As part of the UN’s efforts to make things better for
    humanity, they plan to shelter hundreds of millions of deserving third
    world homeless people in the under utilized houses located in the
    industrialized world. For example, a retired American couple with an
    1,800 sq. ft. house will be required to take in ten homeless people. The
    UN has publicly stated its plans to enforce this program as soon as
    possible…. So, how do you feel about getting some exotic new house

    a. – this is a good thing, sharing

    b. – I shall pretend that it isn’t happening

    c. – third world sexual experiences sound good to me

    d. – you are lying, they would never do this to us

    e. I will ignore your hatred

    f. – I will get active politically and fight this insanity

    • paul marchand

      g) -I will engage in a tax revolt

  • paul marchand

    Same group (leftists) that forced every state to eat abortion is behind this.
    Bastards. It well be time to forcefully resist. Are enough in the game?

  • paul marchand

    Hastening the white demise. Only one way out. IMO. Fight.

  • Zaporizhian Sich

    Apparently not, since it seems someone doesn’t agree with my take on this, but that is irrelevant. White Nationalism is only going to get stronger the more blatant the ethnic cleansing against us becomes. The U.S. is becoming a fake country, just like the former USSR, and like the USSR before it flies apart millions of whites will be murdered by hostile racial and religious aliens, UNLESS whites start standing up for themselves and fighting back now.

  • It would be amusing to see the feds’ reaction if a few municipalities retaliated by cutting off the water and power to federal office buildings.

  • Dale McNamee

    From the article : ” La Raza said most illegal immigrants don’t know their rights and “fear deportation,” thus making them susceptible to housing discrimination. ”

    That’s right ! Illegal immigrants/aliens” should not have any rights ans should be deported ! The supporters of the illegals should be stripped of their American Citizenship and deported also… Barring that, these cretins should be made to register as foreign agents since they are working against America !

  • ConservativePrincess

    God help us

  • Dale McNamee

    From the article: ” La Raza said most illegal immigrants don’t know their rights and “fear deportation,” thus making them susceptible to housing discrimination.”

    That’s right ! Illegal immigrants/aliens/undocumented workers/ ‘ New Americans’, etc. should be deported ! Their supporters should be stripped of their citizenship and deported too !

    La Raza and all such organizations and their members & employees should be required and made to register as foreign agents since they represent foreign interests !

  • Who Me?

    Not just their ma and pa, but their siblings, too, and granny and grampy, and aunties and uncles and all their cousins, and all the relatives of the in-laws, ad nauseum. Each kid could be a draw for up to nearly 100 or more illegals. This is what they’re counting on, of course. Whole villages in northern Mexico sit abandoned to the lizards and the dust, all the former inhabitants having decamped to the great wonderland in the north. Now it will be whole villages of Central Americans flocking up here. All it takes is one call back to “Goosie” (Tegucigalpa, Honduras).

  • Alexandra1973

    “La Raza said most illegal immigrants don’t know their rights and “fear
    deportation,” thus making them susceptible to housing discrimination.”

    I guess La Raza missed the memo–los ilegales don’t HAVE any rights here!

  • scutum

    Not to worry, John McLame, Lindsey Gramnesty and the rest of the stupid party will all support his legislation. The Republican establishment can’t wait to destroy themselves by destroying the demographics of the European-American nation that supported them.

  • evilsandmich

    They’re too broke. Refusing Federal money, or money of any sort, would blow up their budgets which are saddled with tons of public union benefits (primarily for the current retirement boom). As well, most local munis will fall over themselves to sell their inhabitants out for any two bit, corrupt developer so I don’t see why this would be any different, unfortunately.

  • WR_the_realist

    Always tell the government that you’re black. Let them believe that your town is already diversified.