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Renewed Plan to Enrich Suburbs with Vibrant Diversity

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Hillary Clinton’s rumored running mate, Housing Secretary Julian Castro, is preparing to relaunch a housing scheme which aims to force nonwhites into white suburbs across America.

The plan involves super-sizing vouchers to help “urban poor” afford higher rents in pricey areas, while assigning government real estate agents called “mobility counselors” to secure housing in the suburbs.

According to a report in the New York Post, titled “Obama’s last act is to force suburbs to be less white and less wealthy,” Castro plans to launch the Section 8 reboot this fall, even though a similar program tested a few years ago in Dallas has been blamed for shifting violent crime to affluent neighborhoods.

Castro last month threatened to sue suburban landlords for discrimination if they refuse Section 8 tenants with criminal records.

Last year, he also implemented a new regulation—“Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing”—that pressures all suburban counties taking federal grant money to change local zoning laws to build more low-income housing.

Landlords of such properties are now required to accept Section 8 vouchers.

Castro is expected to finalize the new regulation, known as “Small-Area Fair Market Rents” (SAFMR), this October, in the last days of the Obama presidency.

It will set voucher rent limits by zip code rather than metro area, the current formula, which makes payments relatively small.

For example, the fair market rent for a one-bedroom in New York City is about $1,250, which wouldn’t cover rentals in the more affluent areas of Westchester County, such as Mamaroneck, “where Castro and his social engineers seek to aggressively resettle Section 8 tenants,” the NY Post said.

In expensive zip codes, Castro’s plan—which requires no congressional approval—would more than double the standard subsidy, while also covering utilities.

At the same time, he intends to reduce subsidies for those who choose to stay in housing in poor urban areas, such as Brooklyn. So Section 8 tenants won’t just be pulled to the suburbs, they’ll be pushed there.

“We want to use our housing-choice vouchers to ensure that we don’t have a concentration of poverty and the aggregation of racial minorities in one part of town, the poor part of town,” the HUD chief said, adding that he’s trying to undo the “result of discriminatory policies and practices in the past, and sometimes even now.”

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In fact, more went on food stamps. And their children did not do better in their new schools.

Worse, crime simply followed them to their safer neighborhoods, ruining the quality of life for existing residents. etc cont DS

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