Emperor Barack Obama is going to make sure that his legacy endures long after he leaves office next January. Barry has enjoyed on hell of a victory lap, imposing his wild-assed agenda on America and for good measure – poking white folks in the eye whenever the opportunity presents itself. Obama has doubled down on his blackness, whether it be shucking and jiving with Larry Wilmore at the sycophant’s ball formally known as the White House Correspondents Association dinner to putting Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill. Now according to reports he is prepared to leave a nice farewell gift for white suburbia.
The New York Post reports that “Obama’s last act is to force suburbs to be less white and less wealthy”:
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.
Anticipating NIMBY resistance, Castro last month threatened to sue suburban landlords for discrimination if they refuse even Section 8 tenants with criminal records. And last year, he implemented a powerful new regulation — “Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing” — that pressures all suburban counties taking federal grant money to change local zoning laws to build more low-income housing (landlords of such properties are required to accept Section 8 vouchers).
Castro is expected to finalize the new regulation, known as “Small-Area Fair Market Rents” (SAFMR), this October, in the last days of the Obama presidency.
It will set voucher rent limits by ZIP code rather than metro area, the current formula, which makes payments relatively small. For example, the fair market rent for a one-bedroom in New York City is about $1,250, which wouldn’t cover rentals in leafy areas of Westchester County, such as Mamaroneck, where Castro and his social engineers seek to aggressively resettle Section 8 tenants.
In expensive ZIP codes, Castro’s plan — which requires no congressional approval — would more than double the standard subsidy, while also covering utilities. At the same time, he intends to reduce subsidies for those who choose to stay in housing in poor urban areas, such as Brooklyn. So Section 8 tenants won’t just be pulled to the suburbs, they’ll be pushed there.
The dumping of low income families into the suburbs is a perfect divide and conquer scheme as well as a masterstroke for Democrats looking to make inroads into traditionally Republican districts. The recipients will forever be indebted to the Dems for the nice handout and can reliably be counted on to remember the party’s largesse come voting time.
Obama will be laughing all the way to his post-public service life of taxpayer financed luxury while the poor working folks who will be forced to integrate with their charming new neighbors will be left with diminishing political influence and plummeting property values.