Media Advisory: UN And HUD Grants Promote Agenda 21 “Sustainable Communities” How It Works

In this article I will attempt to help you understand UN terms and definitions used to gain the America publics confidence, plus present you supporting documents to help you see how the American people are being mislead by the terminology used to promote the UN’s agenda.

In this article you will find links colored in blue that you can click on to verify the supporting documents in each paragraph. I strongly urge you to follow these blue links to help clarify statements made in this presentation.

At the bottom of this article I have included a “Media Advisory Alert” that was sent out Monday January 6th 2014 via email. Basically it’s a seminar to indoctrinate community organizers and community leaders on the UN’s NWO agenda.

Remember, “sustainable communities” is a NWO Agenda 21 key word.

 

Government agencies, like HUD [US Dept. of Housing and Urban Development], continue working toward “micro”-managing your town and county, through the system of “grants” for “sustainable communities”.

The question then arises:  How do these taxpayer-funded programs work to help create more “livable” communities?

Well that would depend on your definition of “livable”.

Most people would think of the word “livable” to mean the ability to live where one wishes to live, to have a job or work where ever a person wants to work, to worship as they choose, and to have the freedom to drive their car to wherever they wish.  Isn’t that what the “American Dream” has been all about since the founding of our nation – “conceived in liberty”.

That is “not” what is meant by “livable” for agencies like HUD, DOT [US Dept. of Transportation] or the EPA [US Environmental Protection Agency].  Their definition stems from documents originating at the United Nations, including Agenda 21-Sustainable Communities, and the Earth Charter.

All these documents, and others coming out of various UN programs, if allowed to become completely implemented, will have the effect of changing our way of life to conform with the ways of other nations around the world.

This is one example from 2011, the Clallam County Board of Commissioners agreed to apply for a grant – despite strong statements from the public against doing so – from HUD, entitled “HUD Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grants.

One way to see if a grant will help, rather than harm, the people of a county (in this case, a “region”), is to see what the strings attached to that grant might be.  In this case, there is a review by HUD entitled “Partnership for Sustainable Communities: a Year of Progress for American Communities“.  The Partnership is among federal agencies, including HUD, DOT and the EPA.

Secretary Ray LaHood, U.S. DOT states, “Livability means being able to take your kids to school, go to work, see a doctor, drop by the grocery store or post office, go out to dinner and a movie, and play with your kids at the park, all without having to get into your car.”

Sustainable communities “allow” people to live closer to jobs and save mony on personal transportation, usually the second largest household expense…that make it easy to walk or bike to work, school, stores… Sustainable communities…protect treasured landscapes…”  The “Partnership” goes on to state that “People ‘want’ to live in these types of places…”, that there is a demographic change of “the nation’s housing preferences and development patterns”, and that people are “most interested in ‘walkable’ communities.” (page 1)

Does that describe your wishes and desires?  Do you “want” to live in a downtown area where you can walk or bike everywhere, instead of having a car available to you?  Or take the bus?  Has the “American Dream” changed so much from the ability to live outside a city center and have a car for transportation?

Citing “A New Federal Approach”, the “Partnership” states that this is “fundamental shift in the way the federal government structures its transportation, housing and environmental spending, policies and programs”, so they can have the control to “help” communities become “environmentally ‘sustainable’”.  The Partnership (and those accepting grant funding) will be “guided by six “Livability Principles” as set out by the three federal agencies.

The “Livability Principles” include using public transportation, walking or biking instead of using cars; developing “affordable” housing in locations to be determined by them, not you; develop “strategies” like transit-oriented, mixed-use development and land recycling” to “safeguard rural landscapes”; invest in governments to “plan for future growth”;  and developing “walkable neighborhoods – rural, urban, or suburban.” (page 2)

The “Partnership” “breaks down the traditional ‘silos’ of housing, transportation and environmental policy” – rather than separating these areas, they plan to incorporate them all together, using a “new model of collaboration.

In addition to the three main agencies, others are included in the “planning”, including Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Department of Agriculture, the Department of Defense, the Department of Education, the Department of Energy, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Economic Development Administration, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the General Services Administration, the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and others.  (page 3)

If you have ever tried to work with a federal agency (IRS, for example), can you even imagine trying to get anywhere in an attempt to protect your “individual rights” working with the plethora of federal agencies involved with this grant?

Under the section “More Federal Investments, Better Outcomes for Communities”, the grants are intended “to help states and communities” develop “more sustainably”.  Federal “investments”?  Why not call it what it is:  YOUR tax dollars being used to TELL YOU what you can do and where you can live.  The “carrot” is to remove boundaries to make it “easier” for state and local governments to “access” federal services and resources.  The “Livability Principles” are “embedded” in each agency’s actions so that transportation, housing and environmental protection efforts are coordinated.

“Communities across the country are ‘eager’ to build ‘more sustainable neighborhoods,” the Partnership asserts.  “Some have projects ready to go but lack the funds to put shovels in the ground; others have citizens and local leaders who are ‘excited about planning a sustainable future’ but need help taking the next step to translate their ideas into actual development.”  So, we, the taxpayers, are giving those “excited leaders” who want to “plan for our future for the next 100 years”, lots of money – millions of dollars – to do so. (page 4)

Is that what we want?  Or do we want to be left alone to make our own decisions about where we live and how we live and get around?  Do we really need “planners” planning our every move?  Bear in mind that these “planners” are unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats over whom we, the taxpayers and voters, have absolutely no control.  One wonders “why” our elected officials are handing off so much power to those “planners”.  Oh yes, it’s to get money (the carrot) from the feds.

HUD Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grants

In June 2010, HUD opened the application process for the $100-million Sustainable Communities Regaional Planning Grant program.  This program will support metropolitan and “multijurisdictional planning efforts that integrate housing, land use, economic and workforce development, transportation, and infrastructure investments.”

“With strong, comprehensive, long-range regional plans,”, communities can address “revitalization, social equity,” and other “challenges.” (page 5)

“Revitalization” has been tried for many years, and has not worked for inner cities.  I wonder what makes them think it will work now?

What is “Social equity” ?

According to Wikipedia, “Social Equity is the orphaned element of Sustainable Development. In 1996 the President’s Council on Sustainable Development defined Social Equity as “equal opportunity, in a safe and healthy environment.” Social Equity is the least defined and least understood element of the triad that is Sustainable Development yet is integral in creating sustainability – balancing economic, environmental and social equity.”

In other words, “social equity” is whatever “they” say it is, at any given time.

In the “Partnership for Sustainable Communities” there are other grants to be given.  These include:

The Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) Grants – $1.5 billion

The Joint DOT TIGER II-HUD Community Challenge Grants – up to $75 million –
The Funds for Urban Circulator and Bus & Bus Livability Projects – $300 million – funded projects include bike and pedestrian trails, and bus services in 31 states, encouraging development around public transit.

State Revolving Funds for Water Infrastructure – $3.3 billion
Smart Grown Implementation Assistance – no specified amount;  includes transit-oriented development, corridor planning, etc.

Greening America’s Capitals – No specified amount – EPA will fund a “team of designers” to visit each city and produce “designs” for a “demonstration neighborhood that can catalyze or complement a larger planning process”.

HUD Adoption of Sustainability criteria in Scoring Grant Applications – $3.25 billion in discretionary funding, to adopt the “Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Neighborhood Developmen (LEED-ND) system.  Grant applications that emphasize sustainable communities can be awarded additional points.

Mixed-Income, Transit-Oriented Development Action Guide – no specified amount – to “help planners” implement mixed-income, transit-oriented development.  There is a web guide at www.mitod.org.

President Obama issued an Executive Order (13514) signed Oct. 5, 2009 to make the federal government facilities “more sustainable” – requiring agencies to …”work with communities to site federal buildings in downtowns, near transit and affordable housing and with easy access on foot or by bike.”

Brownfields Pilot Communities – No specified amount.  EPA, HUD and DOT have selected five pilot communities for “re-use” – of contaminated and vacant properties which will “provide new sustainable housing and transportation choices…”. 

There is much more to this grant – and it bears reading for yourself.  Click here for a downloadable copy.

FOR RELEASE:                                                                                              

Monday, January 6, 2014

CONTACT:

Lisa Wolfe

HUD Public Affairs

215-430-6640 phone

                                            ** MEDIA ADVISORY**

MOVING TO HIGHER OPPORTUNITY SUMMIT TO EXPLORE OPTIONS AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR HOUSING MOBILITY

Over 300 Registered to Attend Free Event on January 9, 2014

PHILADELPHIA, PA – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) with partners and stakeholders is hosting the Moving to Higher Opportunity Summit:  Exploring Options and Opportunities for Housing Mobility, a free event for those interested in housing mobility issues, at Montgomery County Community College in Blue Bell, PA. Housing mobility provides low-income individuals and families with access to better housing and education, increases employment opportunities, and leads to improvements in overall quality of life and health-related outcomes.

On Thursday, January 9, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET, HUD and its partners and stakeholders will host a day-long session to raise awareness of the advantages of housing mobility and the implications to subsidized housing programs, and to help create a shared understanding of local impediments to affordable housing in higher opportunity areas. The Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency, The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, Philadelphia Housing Authority and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission are among the sponsors supporting the event designed to attract individuals in the housing and community development industry including local elected and appointed governmental officials, faith-based leaders, metropolitan and community development planning organizations, fair housing and civil rights organizations and those involved in the delivery of assisted housing. 

Nationally known experts including Poverty & Race Research Action Council’s Philip Tegeler, Princeton University’s Douglas Massey, Building One America’s David Rusk, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities’ Barbara Sard and Housing Choice Partners of Illinois, Inc.’s Christine Klepper will discuss the benefits and challenges of providing families with access to housing in areas of higher opportunity, the results-oriented approaches of two current housing mobility programs, challenges with funding constraints and future reforms in federal housing policy and how these reforms could help state and local agencies meet fair housing goals. Special guests will include HUD’s Deputy Secretary Maurice Jones, who will provide the keynote address.

WHO:    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Deputy Secretary Maurice Jones

HUD Assistant Secretary for Public & Indian Housing Sandra Henriquez

HUD Deputy Assistance Secretary for Enforcement Programs Sara K. Pratt

Poverty & Race Research Action Council Executive Director Philip Tegeler

Princeton University Henry G. Bryant Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs Douglas S. Massey

Building One America Founding President David Rusk

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities Director of Housing Policy Barbara Sard

Housing Choice Partners of Illinois, Inc. Executive Director Christine Klepper

WHAT:  Moving to Higher Opportunity Summit: Exploring Options and Opportunities for Housing Mobility

For more information about the Summit, including the agenda, biographies of the speakers and directions, visit www.hud.gov/pennsylvania.

WHEN:  Thursday, January 9, 2014, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET (Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.)

WHERE:  Montgomery County Community College, Science Center Main Auditorium (Room 213), 340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell, PA.

WHY:  One goal of housing mobility programs at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is the deconcentration of poverty (HUD, 2008), which is valuable because it can reduce the high concentrations of poverty that create distress within the affected neighborhoods.

As households are moved from areas with high-poverty concentration to areas of low concentration, benefits will hopefully accrue beyond the provision of affordable housing.

These benefits include providing the households access to opportunities for better employment, education, and shopping in addition to higher quality housing in safer neighborhoods. It’s all in Here.

The Prospects for Guiding Housing Choice Voucher Households to High-Opportunity Neighborhoods,

Cityscape: A Journal of Policy Development and Research, Volume 12, Number 3, 2010 101

Additional sponsors for the Summit include:  Building One Pennsylvania, Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission, Fair Housing Rights Center in Southeastern Pennsylvania, Montgomery County Community College, Montgomery County Housing Authority, Montgomery County Housing and Community Development, Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development, Poverty & Race Research Action Council, and the Southeastern Pennsylvania First Suburbs Project.

For press registration, please contact HUD Public Affairs: Lisa A. Wolfe, 215-430-6640 or emaillisa.a.wolfe@hud.gov.

HUD’s mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all.

HUD is working to strengthen the housing market to bolster the economy and protect consumers; meet the need for quality affordable rental homes: utilize housing as a platform for improving quality of life; build inclusive and sustainable communities free from discrimination; and transform the way HUD does business.

More information about HUD and its programs is available on the Internet at www.hud.govandhttp://espanol.hud.gov.  You can also follow HUD on twitter @HUDnews, on facebook atwww.facebook.com/HUD, or sign up for news alerts on HUD’s News Listserv.

The American people have been brainwashed by TV and government propaganda. It seems the American people have do not understand the meaning of freedom any more.

The next generation only cares about the governments promise that their lives will be better once government is able to grant you permission on how to go about your every day lives. It appears that people want to be told when and what they can eat, where and how they can live, if and when they can have children.

This is the new American dream in the name of “Save the planet and protect us” Life will be so much better in the new world.

The New World Order will make everyone equal, remember? No one should ever have more than the next guy, no country should ever be better than the next country. The perfect world, everyone is all the same.

Look at this New World Order move to house everyone, they remove the people from rural America with a promise of better job opportunities, better housing “Subsidized”,and reallocation of human resources to areas where labor is needed. Sounds a bit like slavery to many!

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