Judge Rules in Favor of Obama Rule That Will Help 200,000 Low Income Families in 2018

Style Magazine Newswire | 1/12/2018, 2:53 p.m.
A federal judge has ruled in favor of the Obama rule to be executed starting this January. This is great ...
Former President Barack Obama

Source: Low Income Housing Authority

A federal judge has ruled in favor of the Obama rule to be executed starting this January. This is great news to low-income families because they will have more chances for better housing in a more affluent neighborhood. The rule was intended to separate regions of concentrated poverty in two dozen metro regions. Through that, it is much easier for low-income families to afford better apartments in a well-to-do neighborhood with good schools, higher-paying jobs, and lower crime rate. Previously, public rental assistance for low-income families usually allowed them to reside only in segregated communities with high-poverty rates. Then-HUD Secretary Julian Castro changed the rule making way for a redistribution of voucher value, higher government subsidies for units in more affluent neighborhoods, and lower subsidies for apartments in poor communities. However, Ben Carson, the secretary of U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, announced the postponement of the rule for the current administration to understand it.