This is old news for us political wonks. The administration had been telegraphing that they planned to move Section 8 housing into the upper class neighborhoods. No wait, not the gated communities of the rich. No the middle class. While we heard this rumbling for months what did the Congress do? Paging Paul Ryan. Paul, Paul… did you do anything to get a bill together to stop this? And you are unhappy with Trump? And all of you who don’t mind throwing the Supreme Court away by staying home this fall and not voting, the Supremes will not help us. Supremes ruling – turning nice neighborhoods into ghettos June 30, 2015
In a 5-4 ruling, the court said certain housing policies that put minorities at a disadvantage, even if they aren’t expressly intended to discriminate, can be challenged in court.
The court sided with a community organization alleging that Texas’ housing department had improperly clustered Section 8 housing in low-income, high-crime areas — essentially preserving the segregation that federal housing law was designed to end.
Back to the latest:
Hillary’s rumored running mate, Housing Secretary Julian Castro, is cooking up a scheme to reallocate funding for Section 8 housing to punish suburbs for being too white and too wealthy.
The scheme involves super-sizing vouchers to help urban poor afford higher rents in pricey areas, such as Westchester County, while assigning them government real-estate agents called “mobility counselors” to secure housing in the exurbs.
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.
It’s all part of a grand scheme to forcibly desegregate inner cities and integrate the outer suburbs.