With urban murders up 38% in 2020, the second Black Lives Matter murder boom has no doubt cost urban Democratic voters tens of billions in lost property values. But the Biden Administration is working on boosting the property values of Democrats in the big cities via population transfers of urban blacks to traditionally Republican suburbs and small towns. So, the Obama era fed program with the Daffy Duckish-sounding name of Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing is back. From the New York Times news section:
The president’s latest batch of executive orders takes steps to promote racial equity.
The moves are incremental pieces of President Biden’s broader push for racial equity, an initiative that is expected to be a centerpiece of his administration.
By Jim Tankersley and Annie Karni
Jan. 26, 2021, 5:55 p.m. ET
…The housing order directs the Department of Housing and Urban Development to more strenuously enforce the Fair Housing Act of 1968, which targets discrimination in home buying. That includes asking the department to review actions under Mr. Trump that sought to weaken some of that enforcement. Last year, as part of Mr. Trump’s attempted appeals to white suburban voters, the department rolled back an Obama-era program meant to fight racial segregation in housing, known as Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing.
“This represents a clear change of direction that gets us back on track to fulfill the Fair Housing Act,” said Julián Castro, who served as secretary of housing and urban development under President Barack Obama. “It’s sending a very strong signal that it’s a new day when it comes to fair housing and that HUD is going to be aggressive again. In some ways this is the easy part, but it’s a strong first step.”
Mr. Castro said that the housing department was still far behind in terms of the number of personnel it needed to enforce the Fair Housing Act and that nonprofit groups across the country working on fair housing issues should receive federal funding and other resources. But given that the action came on Day 6 of the new administration, he said, it served as a “clear repudiation of Trump’s fear-mongering” about low-income housing invading white suburbs.
In other words, yeah, we really are going to increase low-income housing invading white suburbs, but you aren’t going to give us any lip about it, you potentially unemployable racist, now, are you?