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War on the Suburbs: How HUD’s Housing Policies Became a Weapon for Social Change

War on the Suburbs: How HUD’s Housing Policies Became a Weapon for Social Change

  By Sam Jacobs There are few things more synonymous with the American way of life than the suburbs. While certainly not without problems, the suburbs have been home to middle class Americans since the end of World War 2, and even before. But the suburbs are under attack from certain elements of the left as a […]

POLITICS | Gavin Newsom Says Doctors Should Write Prescriptions For Housing

POLITICS | Gavin Newsom Says Doctors Should Write Prescriptions For Housing

OLIVIA RONDEAU CONTRIBUTOR   Democratic California Gov. Gavin Newsom said that medical doctors should be able to prescribe housing in the same way they prescribe medication to sick people Wednesday during his 2020 State of the State Address. “Health care and housing can no longer be divorced. After all, what’s more fundamental to a person’s […]

Countywide Continuum of Care – Request for Proposals

Countywide Continuum of Care – Request for Proposals

Ventura, CA – On behalf of the Countywide Continuum of Care (VC CoC), the Ventura County Executive Office has released a request for proposals (RFP) for the FY19 Continuum of Care funding competition. HUD announced the FY19 Continuum of Care Notice of Funding Availability on July 3, 2019. The VC CoC is soliciting applications from […]

Oxnard: Public Protests Draconian Budget Cuts- City Backs Off Later; Greenlights Cannabis Rules; Hears Housing Budget;

Oxnard: Public Protests Draconian Budget Cuts- City Backs Off Later; Greenlights Cannabis Rules; Hears Housing Budget;

By George Miller Note: Meeting highlights were published Tuesday. This is the full version. The Oxnard City Council, at its five hour 6-4-19 open meeting, approved: direction to regulate cannabis manufacturing, testing and distribution; indicated they wanted to accelerate movement into cultivation and retailing of it (a change of direction); nearly no change budgets/strategies for […]

SCOOP: HUD Planning Crackdown On Illegal Immigrants Taking Advantage Of Public Housing

SCOOP: HUD Planning Crackdown On Illegal Immigrants Taking Advantage Of Public Housing

  Amber Athey | White House Correspondent   The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will be proposing a new rule that further prevents illegal immigrants from taking advantage of public housing assistance, The Daily Caller has learned.  Section 214 of the Housing and Community Development Act prevents non-citizens from obtaining financial housing assistance. However, the […]

Commentary | Got Income Inequality? Least Affordable Cities are Also the Bluest

Commentary |  Got Income Inequality? Least Affordable Cities are Also the Bluest

By Jared Whitley | Political and cultural observer Inequality is a hot buzzword among the left these days, with those trying to find a dark lining in the silver cloud of Trump’s economic record pointing out that just because someare doing well doesn’t mean all are. Luckily, “progressives” have the answer: all we need to do is trust […]

HUD Withdraws Fair Housing Assessment Tool | Will Help to Save Suburbs

HUD Withdraws Fair Housing Assessment Tool | Will Help to Save Suburbs

WASHINGTON – After a months-long technical evaluation, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced that it is withdrawing a computer assessment tool originally intended to be helpful to local governments in meeting their obligations under the Fair Housing Act to ‘affirmatively further fair housing.’ HUD found that rather than assisting local […]

Oxnard Council 5-2-17- Safe City home inspections; community block grants; strategic plan update

Oxnard Council 5-2-17- Safe City home inspections; community block grants; strategic plan update

By George Miller The council took up and unanimously voted to pursue further the “Safe City” initiative to create a rental unit inspection program: approved the staff plan for allocation of block grant funding: and received an Update of the City Council Strategic Priorities Two-Year Business Plans for FY 16/17 and 17/18 (15/30/15).   Item L-1: […]

GOP Leaders Toss Loin Cloth to Democrats on Obama’s War on Suburbs

GOP Leaders Toss Loin Cloth to Democrats on Obama’s War on Suburbs

Former Sen. Jim DeMint used to say he’d rather have 30 principled conservative Republicans in the Senate than 60 liberal Republicans like Arlen Specter.  Even many conservatives were skeptical of his strategy at the time.  To this very day, many conservatives are convinced that you must always support the GOP nominee for Congress in a […]

We Don’t Need a National Zoning Board — Loss of Local Control

We Don’t Need a National Zoning Board — Loss of Local Control

Mike Lee is a Republican senator from Utah. The Obama economy has been tough on America’s working families. Just last week Pew Research Center reported that in the last 15 years “the middle class lost ground in nearly nine-in-ten U.S. metropolitan areas.” One cause of this 15-year squeeze of hardworking Americans? Rising housing prices. Regulatory fees on […]

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