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    German woman threatened with eviction to make way for refugees

    It will get dicey if the government starts putting people out of subsidized housing here to make way for Muslim "refugees".

    German woman threatened with eviction to make way for refugees


    A 51-year-old German woman is being evicted from her home of 16 years to make way for refugees, with shelters already full across the country


    The woman lives in the small western German town of Nieheim Photo: Alamy

    By Justin Huggler in Berlin

    4:07PM BST 25 Sep 2015

    A woman in Germany is being evicted from her home of 16 years to make way for asylum-seekers, amid growing concerns over how Germany will find accommodation for the hundreds of thousands of refugees flooding into the country.

    Bettina Halbey, a 51-year-old nurse, has lived alone in her flat in the small western German town of Nieheim since her children grew up.

    On September 1, she received a letter from her landlord, the local municipality, telling her the building was being turned into a refugee shelter and she had until next May to leave.

    “I was completely taken aback,” Ms Halbey told Welt newspaper. “I find it impossible to describe how the city has treated me.”


    Migrants sleep on camp beds by the running track at the August Schaerttner Halle in Hanau, Germany


    When Ms Halbey vented her frustration on Facebook, asking why she was being evicted when properties were standing empty in the town, her comment was shared 200,000 times.

    In Germany, where 52 per cent of people rent their homes, it is unheard of to be asked to leave under such circumstances.
    Tenants are strongly protected by law, and can normally only be evicted if they have broken the terms of their rental agreement.

    “I’ve muddled through sorrow and distress, and then I get this notice,” said Ms Halbey, who brought up her two children as a single mother in the flat. “It was like a kick in the teeth.”

    Ms Halbey insisted she was not against Germany taking refugees in. When asylum-seekers moved into the flat above hers last May, they got on well, she said.

    “We take care of each other. Helping people, this is my commandment,” she said.

    Although the building belongs to the local municipality, it is not social housing and Ms Halbey pays the full market rent.
    But Rainer Vidal, the mayor of Nieheim, said the building was needed to house refugees because the town’s existing three shelters were full. “A new residential unit for 30 refugees in Nieheim would cost €30,000 (£22,000). This solution will cost me nothing,” he told Welt.

    Doubts have been raised over whether the municipality’s move is legal. It has invoked a law under which a private landlord can evict a tenant if he wants to move into the property himself.


    Migrants sleep at an improvised temporary shelter in a sports hall in Hanau, Germany

    “Normally, only a natural person can terminate for personal use A municipality cannot move into a flat as a legal entity, so the process is legally highly questionable,” Ulrich Ropertz, spokesman of the German Tenants' Federation, said.

    The controversy has come amid growing concern in Germany over how to house refugees, with shelters already full across the country and tens of thousands continuing to arrive.

    Angela Merkel’s government agreed on Thursday to release a further €2 billion (£1.5 billion) to help pay the costs of sheltering refugees, €500 million (£370 million) of which is earmarked for building new accommodation.

    But critics say it is not enough, with Germany expecting to host as many as one million asylum-seekers this year.
    The state government of Hamburg is trying to push through legislation that would enable it to seize empty commercial properties and turn them into refugee shelters.

    Local politicians in Berlin have called for empty apartments to be requisitioned from private landlords.


    Three-month-old baby Parwan sleeps on a bed at the temporary registration center of the southern German border town Passau

    There have even been suggestions of a return to the solution of the postwar years, when millions of refugees fleeing to West Germany from former Nazi-held lands were billeted with ordinary families.

    Despite the concerns over housing, public support for Mrs Merkel’s policy of admitting so many refugees remains high, according to a new opinion poll.

    Fewer than a quarter of Germans think the country is accepting too many refugees, while 49 per cent think it’s taking the right number, and 21 per cent think it should take even more, the poll for ZDF television found.

    But an overwhelming 78 per cent of those polled supported the government’s move to suspend the Schengen agreement and temporarily reimpose border controls during the crisis.

    Genuine refugees are still allowed to enter Germany, but there are concerns many are lying about their nationality to get around the checks.

    The interior ministry estimates as many as 30 per cent of those claiming to be from Syria are in fact from other countries, a spokesman said on Friday.

    Germany has said it will accept Syrian refugees even if they should apply for asylum in a different member state under EU rules.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worl...-refugees.html





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    Does anyone still question over population?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kevinssdad View Post
    Does anyone still question over population?
    It's the greatest single threat to the survival of the free world as we know it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Judy View Post
    It's the greatest single threat to the survival of the free world as we know it.
    How do we achieve getting over population under control. manageable but sustainable numbers?


    World history would suggest that wars drastically reduce population. I have a friend who advocates that. He seems to want America kept out of such war(s). We have a breeding problem here, too, I think..

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevinssdad View Post
    How do we achieve getting over population under control. manageable but sustainable numbers?


    World history would suggest that wars drastically reduce population. I have a friend who advocates that. He seems to want America kept out of such war(s). We have a breeding problem here, too, I think..
    We have a breeding problem here and throughout the world due largely to religious organizations. We got past that here in the US back in the 70's, but look around, Pro-Life, forced breeding, anti-birth control, anti-abortion, forcing girls and women into childbirth against their will, personhood amendments, defunding Planned Parenthood, restricting the time for an abortion, requiring parental notification for pregnant girls, closing clinics, killing abortion doctors, I mean .... it's just unbelievable what is going on to purposefully bloat the ours and the world's population beyond any possible sustainable level. It's like people are engaged in some Rosemary Baby's Cult and they organized like the crazy immigration promoters to weave our Congress into this religious milieu against all notions of liberty, common sense, intelligence and logic, not to mention the total unwillingness and inability to put their money where their mouths are and pay for the consequences of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Judy View Post
    It's the greatest single threat to the survival of the free world as we know it.
    The overpopulation is only for non Caucasians. European and White Americans have birth rates below their population maintenance levels. But apparently the extinction of ethnic Europeans is not happening fast enough to suit the cultural Marxists, so they are pushing for the infusion of massive numbers of alien ethnic people and alien cultures into Western societies. Cultural Marxism is promoting a sinister policy for a self imposed Western genocide. For a long time it has been a strategy of the hardcore Marxist to use what they call the “contradictions” of free societies against those societies e.g. flip the intent of the 14th. Amendment from granting citizenship to freed slaves into citizenship for everyone simply because they were born here even if their parents were foreigners illegally living in the US.Now the Marxists are using the compassion and tolerance of Western societies to persuade them, under the guise of “pity,” to willingly impose upon themselves the destruction of their own countries by allowing massive alien immigration from dysfunctional impoverished countries, societies that do not believe in nor are willing to adopt Western culture and its values. I would love to see overpopulation of ethnic Europeans.
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    Quote Originally Posted by csarbww View Post
    The overpopulation is only for non Caucasians. European and White Americans have birth rates below their population maintenance levels. But apparently the extinction of ethnic Europeans is not happening fast enough to suit the cultural Marxists, so they are pushing for the infusion of massive numbers of alien ethnic people and alien cultures into Western societies. Cultural Marxism is promoting a sinister policy for a self imposed Western genocide. For a long time it has been a strategy of the hardcore Marxist to use what they call the “contradictions” of free societies against those societies e.g. flip the intent of the 14th. Amendment from granting citizenship to freed slaves into citizenship for everyone simply because they were born here even if their parents were foreigners illegally living in the US.Now the Marxists are using the compassion and tolerance of Western societies to persuade them, under the guise of “pity,” to willingly impose upon themselves the destruction of their own countries by allowing massive alien immigration from dysfunctional impoverished countries, societies that do not believe in nor are willing to adopt Western culture and its values. I would love to see overpopulation of ethnic Europeans.
    Yes, but in our country, whites still control policy, and our policies on this crucial survival and sustainable issue is going the wrong way because too many are wrongly weaving their religion into our politics. Fix that problem and enforce separation of church and state, and Congress and unravel this bad cloth that's been woven for all the wrong reasons, and soon it can fix itself, then help fix the country. When US policy is right, the world will follow, at least it always has.

    When we have Hobby Lobby and the Catholic Organizations fighting for the right to discriminate against reason based on religious beliefs, then oh my god, we're going to hell in a hand-basket.

    STOP THIS INSANITY!

    Feel free to live your own life according to your own religious beliefs, but do not, DO NOT, bring those into our politics, policies or laws to invoke them on others against their will.
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    The story brings up the question, "When can government confiscate a private home and for what reasons?" I thinking that 75% or more of American home mortgages are Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac insured. Any lawyers here? Are Americans susceptible to giving up their home to an Islamic extremist or refugee if not in default?

    Se do nave many vacant homes due to the recession. Are these stories being manufactured abroad to arouse more sympathy in America and bring pressure upon us. Seems funny to me the first from Germany is a very sympathetic story for the middle aged woman involved, too. Considering todays press, I think it possible to be manufactured. However, there is the Switzerland story, too.
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    Originally posted by Judy

    Yes, but in our country, whites still control policy, and our policies on this crucial survival and sustainable issue is going the wrong way because too many are wrongly weaving their religion into our politics. Fix that problem and enforce separation of church and state, and Congress and unravel this bad cloth that's been woven for all the wrong reasons, and soon it can fix itself, then help fix the country. When US policy is right, the world will follow, at least it always has.

    When we have Hobby Lobby and the Catholic Organizations fighting for the right to discriminate against reason based on religious beliefs, then oh my god, we're going to hell in a hand-basket.

    STOP THIS INSANITY!

    Feel free to live your own life according to your own religious beliefs, but do not, DO NOT, bring those into our politics, policies or laws to invoke them on others against their will.
    I have often been very forceful in criticizing the Christian churches when they have been pushing for amnesty. But when I talk about cultural Marxism and its cynical drive to destroy the West, you try to divert the debate to gay marriage and abortion and Christian opposition to them as if they were the ultimate cause for the illegal alien invasion. Apparently you keep pushing the idea that the key to electoral victory lies in a candidate being for abortion or gay marriage. Sorry dear Judy but those are fringe issues at best. Those issues are not a priority for the great majority of voters. They will not influence the vote of the great majority of people, those who are not already hardcore leftist.. The problem is not Christianity with all of its errors, the problem is that through our universities and colleges Marxist thinking now dominates all of our major cultural institutions, movies, music, magazines, newspapers, television colleges and now the major religious organizations, the labor unions, the tech industries and big corporations. Wall Street is dominated by rich, businessmen Marxists. Other than faux Christians none of these has anything to do with religion, or gays or abortion. The problem is the near monopoly of our culture by Marxists. The churches are just one part of the great picture. If every Christian in the US were denied the vote, there would be no significant change in the suicide of the West.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kevinssdad View Post
    The story brings up the question, "When can government confiscate a private home and for what reasons?" I thinking that 75% or more of American home mortgages are Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac insured. Any lawyers here? Are Americans susceptible to giving up their home to an Islamic extremist or refugee if not in default?

    Se do nave many vacant homes due to the recession. Are these stories being manufactured abroad to arouse more sympathy in America and bring pressure upon us. Seems funny to me the first from Germany is a very sympathetic story for the middle aged woman involved, too. Considering today's press, I think it possible to be manufactured. However, there is the Switzerland story, too.
    For all of those folks whose jobs were shipped off and they lost their homes - here is what happened to a
    BUNCH of them.

    The government has been grants to deserving people through Grantees, one of which is LaRaza and many are the renamed ACORN> I think they get $50,000.00 to buy a home with and then additional loans to "fix up" the place that don't have to be paid back if they live in the house for 7 years. All compliments of US taxpayers. No, you don't have to be a citizen to be in the program. All the deals that going on are mind boggling. The agenda seems to truly be to replace the old "white" population with more younger workers. JMO

    HUD No. 10-186
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    HUD SECRETARY ANNOUNCES NATIONAL FIRST LOOK PROGRAM TO HELP COMMUNITIES STABILIZE NEIGHBORHOODS HARD-HIT BY FORECLOSURE
    Nation's top lenders agree to give NSP
    grantees first crack at buying foreclosed homes


    WASHINGTON - U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan today announced an unprecedented agreement with the nation's top mortgage lenders to offer selected state and local governments, and nonprofit organizations a "first look" or right of first refusal to purchase foreclosed homes before making these properties available to private investors.

    The National First Look Program is a first-ever public-private partnership agreement between HUD and the National Community Stabilization Trust (Stabilization Trust). In collaboration with national servicers, Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac, the First Look program is intended to give communities participating in HUD's Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) a brief exclusive opportunity to purchase bank-owned properties in certain neighborhoods so these homes can either be rehabilitated, rented, resold or demolished.

    "This groundbreaking agreement will help rebuild neighborhoods that have been struggling with blight and declining home values due to foreclosures," said HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan. "Local communities will now get an exclusive option to buy foreclosed properties in targeted neighborhoods so they can turn the homes into affordable housing or, in some cases, tear them down. This agreement helps us level the playing field to give communities a better chance to stabilize these neighborhoods."

    "The Stabilization Trust is delighted to be working with HUD Secretary Donovan on the National First Look Program," said Craig Nickerson, President of the NCST. "By serving as the operations ‘engine' behind the First Look Program, the Stabilization Trust can facilitate the transfer of more foreclosed property for participating financial institutions to local community buyers, thereby accelerating the road to neighborhood recovery."

    HUD's NSP grantees, which include state and local governments and non-profit organizations, often find themselves competing with private investors for real estate-owned (REO) properties, which can hinder their efforts to stabilize neighborhoods with high foreclosure activity. With today's announcement, HUD and the Stabilization Trust, working with national servicers, Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac, will standardize the acquisition process for NSP grantees, giving them an exclusive option to purchase foreclosed upon homes in certain targeted neighborhoods.

    The Stabilization Trust pioneered the 'First Look' model to create a transparent and streamlined process to facilitate the transfer of foreclosed and abandoned properties from key financial institutions to local government housing providers. First piloted in 2008, the model has gained recognition as a critical tool for positively tipping the scale in neighborhoods hard hit by foreclosures. NSP grantees will also be aided by REOMatch™, a web-based mapping and acquisition management tool developed by the Stabilization Trust. REOMatch will assist NSP grantees easily identify REO properties and make more strategic decisions about which properties to acquire, based on real-time data on an interactive mapping platform.

    The nation's leading financial institutions are participating in the National First Look Program, representing approximately 75 percent of the REO marketplace. Participating institutions include: Bank of America, Chase, Citi, Deutsche Bank, GMAC, Nationstar Mortgage, Ocwen Financial Corporation, Saxon Mortgage Services, U.S. Bank, Wells Fargo, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the Federal Housing Administration (FHA).

    The National First Look Program will allow NSP grantees the exclusive opportunity to purchase available REO properties located within the defined boundaries of NSP target areas. NSP grantees will be immediately notified when a property becomes available and will have 24-48 hours to express interest in pursuing a specific property. Furthermore, these institutions will provide NSP purchasers with the opportunity to purchase REO properties at a discount their appraised value, reflecting the cost savings of a quick sale. NSP grantees may acquire these properties with the assistance of NSP funds for any eligible use.

    After expressing interest in a property, the First Look Period will last approximately five to 12 business days during which the NSP Grantee will conduct inspections and establish costs to repair in anticipation of the financial institution's price offer. In the event that no NSP grantee exercises its preference to purchase an REO property during the First Look period, the financial institution will follow its normal process to sell the home on the open market.

    Currently, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) offers a complementary pilot program in which NSP grantees receive an exclusive option to purchase so-called ‘HUD Homes' at a discount prior to those homes being made available to the investor community. The FHA pilot, alongside today's agreement expands the opportunity for NSP grantees to gain access to REO properties through a national first-look standard option.

    HUD's Neighborhood Stabilization Program was created to address the housing crisis, create jobs, and grow local economies by providing communities with the resources to purchase and rehabilitate vacant homes. NSP grants are helping state and local governments, as well as non-profit developers, acquire land and property; demolish or rehabilitate abandoned properties; and/or offer downpayment and closing cost assistance to low- to middle-income homebuyers. Grantees can also stabilize neighborhoods by creating "land banks" to assemble, temporarily manage, and dispose of foreclosed homes. To date, HUD has allocated nearly $6 billion in funding to state and local governments and non-profit housing developments. In the coming weeks, HUD will allocate an additional $1 billion in NSP funding, which was provided through the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.

    ###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.gov andespanol.hud.gov.National Community Stabilization Trust is a nonprofit organization that was created to revitalize neighborhoods affected by the foreclosure crisis. The Stabilization Trust facilitates the transfer of foreclosed and abandoned properties from financial institutions nationwide to local housing organizations, and provides access to financing in order to promote productive property reuse and neighborhood stability. Formed in 2008 through an unprecedented collaboration Enterprise Community Partners, the Housing Partnership Network, the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), National Council of La Raza (NCLR), National Urban League, and NeighborWorks America, the Stabilization Trust works with state and local governments and community based housing organizations to build capacity to effectively acquire, manage, rehab and sell foreclosed property to expand homeownership and rental housing available to low- and moderate-income families.

    Visit www.stabilizationtrust.com to learn more.

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