(AmericanPoliticalDaily.com)- President Donald Trump announced on Twitter on Wednesday that he had repealed a rule imposed by the Obama administration in 2015 that has long been criticized as hurting Americans who have purchased homes in middle-class neighborhoods. The Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule (AFFH) was hurting Americans living in suburban areas as a result of low-income housing being built in close proximity to those areas.
On Thursday, the AFFH rule was repealed fully.
“I am happy to inform all of the people living their Suburban Lifestyle Dream that you will no longer be bothered or financially hurt by having low-income housing built in your neighborhood,” the president tweeted.
…Your housing prices will go up based on the market, and crime will go down. I have rescinded the Obama-Biden AFFH Rule. Enjoy!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 29, 2020
“Your housing prices will go up based on the market, and crime will go down. I have rescinded the Obama-Biden AFFH Rule, Enjoy!” he added.
The rule was implemented under the Fair Housing Act and was controversial because it required local governments to “prove that federal subsidies for housing projects would not go to developments with zoning laws or other regulations that are effectively discriminatory to minorities, particularly Black and Hispanic Americans.”
Who gets to define what is discriminatory? That was the problem from the start.
According to The Hill, “HUD claimed that the original rule effectively stripped local control over regulations and drowned localities with onerous and unnecessary paperwork.”
President Donald Trump recently promoted an op-ed published in the New York Times by Betsey McCaughey, in which she explained how the disastrous AFHH rules were put in place by Biden and Obama.
“The ex-veep wants to ramp up an Obama-era social engineering scheme called Affirmateively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) that mercifully barely got underway before President Trump took office, vowing to stop it,” she explained. “Biden’s plan is to force suburban towns with single-family homes and minimum lot sizes to build high-density affordable housing smack in the middle of their leafy neighborhoods – local preferences and local control be damned.”
Rescinding this rule will help people of all races enjoy the suburban neighborhoods they worked hard to live in.