HUD’s ‘Stealth’ Release of New Desegregation Plan

Excerpts from CD Publications’ Housing Affairs Letter:

HUD Unveils Massive Integration Plan

HUD intends to submit a new rule proposal in April targeting massive desegregation of each of the nation’s more than 74,000 census tracts. The plan, modeled on HUD’s Westchester County, NY low-income housing mandate, will require that each census tract contain a similar percentage of minority families that now live in concentrated areas of a local/regional government’s jurisdiction. HUD determined that the county’s minority population is 10%, mostly concentrated in White Plains and Yonkers.”

“Elections Delayed Agenda Release

HUD has kept its new plan under wraps for more than a year by delaying release of its semi-annual Unified Agenda of Regulatory & Deregulatory Actions. Sources tell HAL the Obama administration deliberately withheld the Spring 2012 Unified Agenda (UA) because of the political volatility of some of the proposals. OMB delayed release of the Fall 2012 UA until after the November elections for the same reason. The UA was finally released late Dec. 21 after government operations were shut down for the Christmas holiday, keeping the issues well under the political radar.”

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