Donald Trump is planning on killing yet another Obama-era regulation. He’s dismantling the Obama era one horrible policy at a time.
This time, he’s going after a suburb-killing rule called the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) rule.
The rule creates federal control over what sort of housing is built in every community. That’s right. The federal government would determine who can live where – and what kind of house you can build.
Luckily, President Trump won’t let that happen.
Just before he walked out of the White House door for the last time, Obama’s administration passed regulations with the Orwellian title of the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) rule. The plan would give the federal government full control of what sort of houses are built in every American community, in part by requiring a certain amount of low-income housing to be part of every suburban subdivision.
This rule was approved before Obama left office but had not yet been implemented when the Trump administration took over. And since Dr. Ben Carson took over as housing secretary, the rule has been purposefully delayed. Still, it is an official rule, and if the administration does not formally strike it off the books, it will have to go into effect sooner or later.
For the last several weeks, Trump has been targeting this rule and saying he intends to eliminate it from the Housing and Urban Development rule book.
It’s startling just how thorough the revolutionaries in the Obama administration were. As Trump noted:
“The Democrats in D.C. have been and want to, at a much higher level, abolish our beautiful and successful suburbs by placing far-left Washington bureaucrats in charge of local zoning decisions,” Trump said on the White House South Lawn. “They are absolutely determined to eliminate single-family zoning, destroy the value of houses and communities already built, just as they have in Minneapolis and other locations that you read about today. Your home will go down in value, and crime rates will rapidly rise.”
This should be a warning to those who just want the problem to go away. Ignoring politics won’t save you. They’re coming for you in your communities. It’s time to say ENOUGH.