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senate Bill S. 103

Local Zoning Decisions Protection Act of 2017

    STOP AFFH: Get S.103 to Trump’s Desk By Tom DeWeese <snip> Senator Mike Lee of Utah has just introduced a new bill to stop the AFFH Rule. [Text of S. 103: https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-bill/103/text ] This bill MUST be passed in Congress! That’s why it’s URGENT that you sign the attached petition to Senator Mike Lee right now! Let me explain: Last year, the federal agency – Housing and Urban Development (HUD) began enforcing the “Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule,” (AFFH). This was Barack Obama’s most radical assault on American private property rights and locally elected governments. It’s actually worse than Obamacare! • The AFFH Rule is designed to destroy your property RIGHTS. • The AFFH Rule will destroy your property VALUES. • The AFFH Rule will destroy whole neighborhoods. • And the AFFH Rule will virtually erase the very concept of local rule by the people you have elected to run your city and county – overriding them through the dictates of federal agents. HELP STOP AFFH - SIGN OUR PETITION: http://americanpolicy.org/stop-affh Here are the facts. Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing requires EVERY community that applies for HUD grants to perform massive demographic analyses locally and regionally to determine if there are enough low income and minority people living in every neighborhood. HUD will search the records of every person in each neighborhood for income levels, race, color, religion, national origin and much more. If there aren’t enough of each category to satisfy HUD’s vague rules, HUD will claim that the community is in violation! Next, HUD will file law suits against the community to enforce its will. HUD is already doing this in many communities across the nation. This is social engineering at its worst. And HUD will demand such an assessment of every neighborhood every five years! You will have no choice of the kind of neighborhood you wish to live in. You will see your property values plummet. Your equity in the home you have worked so hard to create will be lost. And even worse – AFFH is the total destruction of your locally elected government. Home rule in America will die under AFFH. If you think AFFH will not apply to your community – you are wrong! It won’t matter who you elect to city council or county commission. Even if you elect people who are opposed to AFFH and the HUD invasion. HUD is already pouring over the last census reports to map out their strategy for your neighborhood. In each step HUD maintains control. And more… As I’ve been warning you about Agenda 21 for over 20 years, nearly every community in the nation has already put together their comprehensive plans to impose Sustainable Development Smart Growth policy that controls development, energy use, water use, and enforces public transportation over your private use of your car. In every one of those communities that have put these plans in place – they have taken HUD grants to pay for it. Now my worst fears have become reality. The federal government, through AFFH, is becoming nothing less than a dictatorship. As I have issued my warning over the years, people laughed when I said Sustainable Development turned your communities into little Soviets? Well – here it is! • AFFH is redistribution of wealth. • AFFH is destruction of private property ownership. • AFFH is a top down dictatorship that destroys local control. But let’s not beat around the bush. Let’s call AFFH what it really is! COMMUNISM!!! Can it be stopped? Yes! But you must take action today – right now!!!! Here’s how. Senator Mike Lee is a huge opponent of the AFFH Rule. That’s why, as soon as the new 115th Congress began, he immediately introduced the “Local Zoning Decisions Protection Act” (S.103). The Bill’s specific purpose is to defund AFFH and restore local home rule to your city council and county commission. That’s why it’s URGENT that you sign the petition in support of Senator Lee’s S.103 Bill. He must be able to show the rest of the Senate that he has the support of the American people to pass this Bill. Senator Lee introduced the same Bill that into the Senate last year. But with Barack Obama serving as president there was simply no hope that it would be signed into law, even if it passed the Senate. But now we have Donald Trump in the White House and he supports defunding AFFH. He will sign the Bill — if it reaches his desk. S.103 must be passed in the Senate. And I have been assured that Representative Paul Gosar from Arizona will then lead the Bill through the House of Representatives and get it to President Trump’s desk for signing. We are this close to wiping out one of the worst actions taken by Barack Obama! That’s why it is URGENT that you take [these] actions right now. First, sign the attached petition to Senator Mike Lee giving your support to his Bill – the Local Zoning Decisions Protection Act (S.103). He needs thousands of signed petitions in support of his amendment to show other members of the Senate that he has strong support from the American people. Second, call your two U.S. Senators and demand that they support S.103. Also, ask them to also sign on as a co-sponsor. Tell them we must stop funding for AFFH to restore private property rights and local home rule in America. Click here for a directory of phone numbers: https://www.senate.gov/senators/contact/ <snip> Read more at: http://americanpolicy.org/2017/02/06/protect-property-rights-home-rule-stop-affh/
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    They are trying to dial the clock back to before the Civil Rights Act and allow HUD to fund segregated public housing. In addition they want to inhibit our ability to track this and examine the negative impact on our communities by defunding and limiting our access to databases of information about racial disparities and disparities in access to fair housing. There is a companion bill in the House. We must ask our senators and representatives to vote thirst bills down.
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    This is a disgusting attack on fair housing and civil rights. This bill would not only roll back monitoring and accountability for meeting fair housing obligations, it would prohibit the federal government from supporting evidence-based decision making on housing policy, essentially enabling discriminatory housing practices. We are better than this, America! "Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no Federal funds may be used to design, build, maintain, utilize, or provide access to a Federal database of geospatial information on community racial disparities or disparities in access to affordable housing."
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    See member Loraki detailed review. His review and opinion is right on target and I support it!
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    Countable member Loraki laid everything out in specific and eloquent detail. I see this as a wonderful bill that will further arrest the federal bureaucrats messing around in local affairs they know nothing about. The local authorities must be empowered because they're going to know what's best and just for where they live. The AFFH rule is demeaning, destructive, and disenfranchising to all hard working taxpayers. Thank the Lord that Ben Carson has been confirmed so common sense and logic will finally be enforced into HUD policy.
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    Pass this bill immediately! Stop the infringement on the American people's private property rights!
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    Ever hear of agenda 21, how they plan to put us is city cubes stacked to the sky. I suggest those that haven't read what the sustainable have in store for us,to do so. Then read Behind the Green Mask by Rosa Koire. A wealth of knowledge of restrictions the globalist have planned for us. The restrictions that everyone should dare to be aware of. Then if your liberal maybe you can get a better understanding of why we fight the communist globals that want to enslave us.
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    Another revolting attack on our civil rights. Do not allow this to pass.
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    Access to affordable housing is one of America's most pressing issues and we need to continue measuring our progress on all fronts related to this.
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    This bill and its twin, HR 482, only serve to further systematic segregation by defunding HUD's fair housing program and limiting access to geospatial data on racial disparities.
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    My work is reliant on the data collected on housing disparities. I use this data to see if Americans in some parts of our cities, regions, and country are unable to reach critical needs like health care, jobs, groceries, and schools. With this information, we can improve transportation and access to these critical facilities and actually make the lives of Americans better. Legislation has continually been introduced in the House and Senate that limits data availability for city, regional and rural planning (for example, prior amendments to make the American Community Survey voluntary). Such limitations hurt my profession, but furthermore, hurt the American people. Thousands of professionals, civil servants, and students regularly use this data and rely on it to support their work and their livelihoods. Their work is to identify ways to help improve the lives of Americans. Furthermore, the information collected through "Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing," which S.B. 103 intends to eliminate, works directly to increase accountability for HUD funding and ensure those monies support the reduction of housing disparities. By rolling back the "Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing," our country is at risk of hurting people who are already in very vulnerable situations. Please heed my concerns and represent me as well as protect the interests of our country.
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    This measure would deny access and use of data for assessment and identification of disparities in housing and other resources. This information is critical and should be widely available. Please vote NO on S103.
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    In plain language, this bill aims to blatantly eliminate transparency by banning data sets for mapping, which are used by those who use geospatial information to map and visualize to the public on community racial disparities or disparities in access to affordable housing (like by government agencies, advocates, university researchers and community based organizations). This is aimed to further marginalize African Americans and Latinos and other vulnerable populations and limit knowledge of their rights to fair housing.
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    Wow this is ridiculously disadvantageous to entities trying to provide affordable housing
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    This bill is an attack on reasoned policy, on corrective action to address racial disparities in housing and to assist the poor. It is an attack on data. Please oppose S.103.
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    The following means that federal funds will not be used to create a database looking for deliberate discrimination. Section 3 is not appropriate and could assist in covering up unconstitutional conduct. SEC. 3. PROHIBITION ON USE OF FEDERAL FUNDS. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no Federal funds may be used to design, build, maintain, utilize, or provide access to a Federal database of geospatial information on community racial disparities or disparities in access to affordable housing.
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    Really!!?!?
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    I chose the neighborhood I wanted to live in. I considered the appearance of the structures throughout, the proximity to work, and the amenities in the community. Many of the positive aspects of my neighborhood are made possible by the members who live here. I do not want my local community to be forced to change based on careless legislation which would cost an overburdening amount of time and money to be enforced.
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    Wow. Can't even learn about communities.
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    Every government should want to ensure their policies serve every constituent. Limiting this is unfathomable.
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