Obama’s resettlement scheme would make Stalin proud. His idea is to stimulate “diversity” by forcing suburbs to be less white and less wealthy though hefty funding increases in Section 8 housing vouchers for middle-class neighborhoods. This is designed to wreck functioning communities. This taxpayer theft program, coupled with the Department of Justice’s new mandatory diversity and bias training program for law enforcement, allows criminal elements at all levels to run amok.
In a harbinger of what’s in store under Hillary Clinton, one of her rumored running mates, U.S. Housing Secretary Julian Castro, is said to be responsible for the reallocation scheme for Section 8 housing. In addition to vouchers being expanded to subsidize urban poor in higher-rent areas, the Section 8ers will be assigned their own government real estate agent, called a “mobility counselor,” to help them secure housing in the burbs. Castro last month threatened to sue suburban landlords for discrimination, if they refuse even Section 8 tenants.
The Section 8 reboot will be launched this fall, even though a similar program tested a few years ago in Dallas has been blamed for shifting violent crime to more-affluent and quiet neighborhoods.
Dubuque, Iowa, already received an influx of voucher holders coming from the projects of Chicago — and it has had a problem with crime ever since. A recent study linked Dubuque’s crime wave directly to Section 8 housing.
Of course, even when reality mugs this social engineering and societal sabotage, the government just doubles down. The problem, it rationalizes, was that the relocation wasn’t aggressive enough. So it concluded it could get the desired results by placing even more urban poor in even more affluent areas.