Oct 5, 2016 by Joe Wolverton, II, J.D.
Another county has joined the list of those refusing to participate in the federal government’s efforts to assume absolute control over housing in the United States.
County commissioners in Forsyth County, Georgia, voted unanimously to reject money from the Obama administration offered in the form of a grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Community Development Block Grant Entitlement Program.
A report published in the Forsyth (Georgia) News relates the procedural problems observed by county officials prior to the vote on the HUD grant. The Newsreported in August:
Prior to the decision, County Attorney Ken Jarrard gave an update of his legal opinions on the county accepting the grant.
One issue with the funding, he said, was a required assessment of fair housing in the county. Previously, applicants had to do an analysis of impediments to fair housing, but a…
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