The Obama HUD developed an “Affirmatively Further Fair Housing” rule to move people of one color from poor neighborhoods to better neighborhoods occupied by mostly by people of another color. We’ve written about this a lot—the earliest example I can find is a 2013 post by Allan Wall: HUD And Its New Residential Social Engineering Program.
Steve Sailer pointed out that when you say “affirmatively furthering”, you sound like Daffy Duck.
One of the white communities targeted was Westchester County in New York State. In the New York Post, former Westchester county executive Rob Astorino expresses his gratitude to Trump:
During the Obama administration, the Department of Housing and Urban Development tried to install Washington bureaucrats as the decision makers for how communities across all 50 states should grow. Using an obscure rule called Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing, HUD sought to remake America’s cities, towns and villages by forcing any community that was getting federal funds to meet racial quotas.
To do this, HUD applied the notion of “disparate impact,” which unilaterally deems housing patterns to be discriminatory if minority representation is not evenly spread across the jurisdiction. Communities with high concentrations of minorities are automatically labeled segregated.
Westchester served as the petri dish for HUD’s “grand experiment.” On Jan. 1, 2010, the day I was inaugurated as county executive, a federal consent decree signed by my predecessor went into effect requiring Westchester to spend at least $56 million to build 750 units of affordable housing over the next seven years in 31 white communities — or face crippling financial penalties.
Westchester not only met the goal of 750 units on my watch, it exceeded it by 40. A happy ending for everyone . . . except HUD. The administration was intent on taking its AFFH-linked, disparate-impact visions national, and that required villains. The last thing HUD wanted was a …