HUD praised for rescinding local zoning assessment tool

May 21, 2018, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government Rick Manning today issued the following statement praising Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson for rescinding the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing local zoning assessment tool:

“The HUD decision to rescind the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing local zoning assessment tool is the first necessary step in fully undoing this draconian federal government takeover of local zoning prerogatives. HUD Secretary Ben Carson deserves praise from every American who believes in the basic concept of federalism by enacting this initial step to unwind the Obama zoning regulation. Congress also deserves praise for their decision in the much-maligned omnibus spending bill to defund key components of the AFFH regulation to do with zoning, insulating the Department from nuisance lawsuits intent on continuing the Obama administration’s priorities regardless of the 2016 election results.”

Attachments:

“Lawsuit can’t compel HUD Secretary Ben Carson to implement the Obama HUD racial and income zoning reg because Congress prohibited it,” By Robert Romano, May 9, 2018 at http://dailytorch.com/2018/05/lawsuit-cant-compel-hud-secretary-ben-carson-to-implement-the-obama-hud-racial-and-income-zoning-reg-because-congress-prohibited-it/

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