Newt’s World – Episode 114: The War on the Suburbs

There is a war on the suburbs in this country, when Washington bureaucrats come into your town and force changes in local zoning laws in the name of fair housing.  This is how one county in New York fought back.  Newt’s guest is Rob Astorino, former Westchester County Executive.


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Guest: Rob Astorino

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A Plan for New York Revival – Wall Street Journal

Rob Astorino on HUD Zoning

Rob Astorino – Press Conference – 2011

Rob Astorino – State of the County Address – 2013

Rob Astorino – Rhode Island Center for Freedom and Prosperity Fundraiser – April 24, 2016

Team Trump Just Called a Halt to the Obama-Era War on American Suburbs – New York Post – February 14, 2020

Westchester NY

Mr. Astorino Goes to Washington – National Review – January 11, 2012

Westchester Beats Obama – Wall Street Journal – July 23, 2017

For Westchester, 11th Time Is Charm in Fight Over Fair Housing – Wall Street Journal – July 21, 2017

HUD Accuses Westchester of ‘White Segregation’ – News 12 Westchester

Housing Settlement – Westchester Government

Washington’s ‘Fair Housing’ Assault on Local Zoning – Wall Street Journal

Westchester Case – Anti-Discrimination Center

County of Westchester V. United States Department of Housing And Urban Development – Find Law

Outside Clinton Home, Astorino Seeks Hillary’s Take on Affordable Housing – DailyVoice

Westchester County’s Zoning Laws ‘Deemed Acceptable’ Following Years-Long Fight With Feds – CBS New York

Fair Housing Act of 1968

Fair Housing Act of 1968 – Department of Housing and Urban Development

Supreme Court Disparate Impact Ruling

Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs Et Al. V. Inclusive Communities Project, Inc – Supreme Court

What the Supreme Court’s ‘Disparate Impact’ Decision Means for the Future of Fair Housing – Bloomberg

About Zoning

Cities Start to Question an American Ideal: A House with a Yard on Every Lot – New York Times

The Bipartisan Cry of ‘Not in My Backyard’ – New York Times

Could Oregon Become the First State to Ban Single-Family Zoning? – Willamette Week

Opinion: Holy Cow! California May Get Rid of Single-Family Zoning – Los Angeles Times

Minneapolis, Tackling Housing Crisis and Inequity, Votes to End Single-Family Zoning – New York Times

Joe Biden’s War on Suburbs

Biden Declares War on Suburban Americans – Newt Gingrich

Joe Biden Housing Plan

Biden and Dems Are Set to Abolish the Suburbs – National Review

Will Biden’s War on the Suburbs Become a Campaign – National Review

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