|Obama Wants to Move the 'Hood into Your Neighborhood |
By Ben Johnson, The White House Watch
|As part of its endless quest to fundamentally transform the United States, the Obama administration is laying the intellectual groundwork for a massive new government program: moving crime-prone tenants of public housing into middle- and upper middle-class neighborhoods in the name of improving their health.|
Last Thursday, the New England Journal of Medicine published a multi-year study conducted on behalf of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) researching the impact of "housing mobility" on the health of those in public housing. The project, which tracked 4,500 "very low-income" families, found that allowing the poor to move from the projects to "low-poverty neighborhoods" decreased the incidence of both disorders and improved the families' overall health.
Upon hearing the results, HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan....
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