Minnesota’s radical freshman Democrat Congresswoman Ilhan Omar has been screaming about it since she was elected in 2018.
“Housing is a human right,” Omar demands.
Omar claims every person living in America deserves to own a home. She even introduced a bill that would fund the building of 12 million homes for people, including illegal aliens, living in America.
It’s past time we guaranteed housing as a human right.
So today, I’m introducing the #HomesForAll Act to:
🏘️ Green-light construction of 12 million public and affordable housing units
⬇️ Drive down costs throughout the market
🌎 Create a new vision for public housing in the U.S. https://t.co/jULuvKLfbo
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) November 21, 2019
In November 2019, Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar announced her $1 trillion affordable housing program to provide “homes for all,” including illegal immigrants.
“Doing the Homes for All really gets us closer to having the America I imagined be realized and I’m really excited for the opportunity to now be in a position of influence to get that done.”
Ilhan Omar’s version of the American dream doesn’t include coming to America, working hard, and saving to earn the privilege of owning your own home. Omar’s dream is about stripping the savings of working Americans to buy homes for immigrants—because somehow, it’s their right.
According to National Review’s Stanley Kurtz, Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden also has a radical housing plan. If Biden’s plan were to become a reality, it would forever change the dynamic of neighborhoods and communities across America.
I’ve been studying Joe Biden’s housing plans, and what I’ve seen is both surprising and frightening. I expected that a President Biden would enforce the Obama administration’s radical AFFH (Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing) regulation to the hilt. That is exactly what Biden promises to do. By itself, that would be more than enough to end America’s suburbs as we’ve known them, as I’ve explained repeatedly here at NRO.
What surprises me is that Biden has actually promised to go much further than AFFH. Biden has embraced Cory Booker’s strategy for ending single-family zoning in the suburbs and creating what you might call “little downtowns” in the suburbs. Combine the Obama-Biden administration’s radical AFFH regulation with Booker’s new strategy, and I don’t see how the suburbs can retain their ability to govern themselves. It will mean the end of local control, the end of a style of living that many people prefer to the city, and therefore the end of meaningful choice in how Americans can live. Shouldn’t voters know that this is what’s at stake in the election?
On June 13, the radical Thomas Barrie penned an op-ed for the News and Observer where he addressed doing away with single-family zoning as a way to fix racism in America.
The national protests of the past weeks were powerful demands to dismantle systemic racism. The next battles must be fought in the planning of our cities.
The history of racism in America includes a history of spatial injustice. The Civil Rights and Fair Housing Acts of the 1960s were designed to eliminate racism, but did not address zoning laws. Since then, these laws have been applied to accomplish what the acts made illegal – racial segregation and economic marginalization.
The predominantly single-family-zoned and economically and racially segregated cities in North Carolina reflect these histories. Exclusive single-family zoning and minimum lot sizes raise the price of a home and prevent lower-income people access to the schools, employment, and services of higher wealth areas.
In December 2016, 100 Percent Fed Up wrote about the Minneapolis City Council and how they voted to eliminate single-family zoning, and instead to allow residential homes to include up to three dwelling units. We warned that this is a cautionary tale, for anyone who [wrongly,] assumes local politics aren’t important. In a stunning move that brings the city of Minneapolis one step closer to Socialism, the Minneapolis City Council, composed of 11 Democrats and one Green Party member, decided to level the housing playing field for everyone. It doesn’t matter how hard you’ve worked, sacrificed, or saved to purchase a home in a safe, single-family neighborhood, the city council has decided that anyone can move into your neighborhood.
On October 25, 2019, the Minneapolis City Council passed the city’s comprehensive economic and housing plan with a 12-1 vote, becoming the first city to eliminate single-family zoning. The plan went into effect on Jan. 1, 2020.
Inman – “Minneapolis is leading the nation in the fight to create affordable housing and pushing back on intentional segregation in neighborhoods across our city,” Mayor Jacob Frey said in a prepared statement.
“Our landmark 2040 Comprehensive Plan helps advance those goals by tackling our city’s long history of exclusionary zoning while laying the groundwork for stronger transit, climate, and inclusive development policies.”
“I commend my colleagues on the city council for approving the plan and look forward to continuing our good work together,” he added.
Dubbed Minneapolis 2040, the plan includes an increase in housing density near transit stops and the elimination of off-street minimum parking requirements to make room for bigger multi-family housing units. The project also included a $25 million subsidized housing fund and a new provision that 10 percent of apartment units must be reserved for moderate-income households.
Only two years ago, we shared a stunning story about a mob of up to 30 young Somali men who paraded through an upscale Minneapolis neighborhood, yelling disparaging comments and terroristic threats at homeowners.
A female resident of the neighborhood, obviously shaken in a TV interview, related how she was screamed at by a Somali man who threatened to kidnap and rape her.
“They were screaming at the house that they were going to kidnap you and they were going to rape you,” one Minneapolis resident told KSTP TV. “It was a very traumatizing experience.”
Somalis living in Minneapolis are almost all Sunni Muslims, and residents of the Lake Calhoun area say this isn’t the first time a group of Somali men has made an intimidating march through their neighborhood, which is filled with million-dollar homes.
In December 2019, the Daily Caller warned that Democrats in Virginia were also attempting to override local zoning to bring high-density housing, including public housing, to every neighborhood statewide — whether residents want it or not.
The measure, they warned, could quickly transform the suburban lifestyle enjoyed by millions, permitting duplexes to be built on suburban lots in neighborhoods previously consisting of quiet streets and open green spaces. Proponents of “upzoning” say the changes are necessary because suburbs are bastions of segregation and elitism, as well as bad for the environment.
Democrats are fishing for votes and they’re not opposed to promising free housing or radically changing the neighborhood where you live to get them.