Monthly Archives: May 2012

Westchester housing monitor weighs in on zoning; asks for documents, interviews with county staff | Politics on the Hudson

The monitor overseeing the settlement in Westchester County’s fair housing case this week rejected the county’s analysis of whether zoning in its municipalities effectively keeps poor and minority residents from moving in. James Johnson of Debevoise & Plimpton in New … Continue reading

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Westchester County must hold up its end of HUD deal

It’s been almost three years since Westchester County settled a court case charging that it had fraudulently received tens of millions of Community Development Block Grant and other federal dollars by falsely claiming that it was “affirmatively furthering fair housing.” … Continue reading

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HUD responds to judge’s decision on Westchester housing settlement | Politics on the Hudson

On Thursday of last week, U.S. District Court Judge Denise Cote ruled that Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino violated the terms of the county’s fair housing settlement with the Department of Housing and Urban Development when he vetoed legislation prohibiting discrimination … Continue reading

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Texas’ New Tax-Subsidy Rules Bode Ill for Affordable Housing in Low-Income Areas – NYTimes.com

Sad that Texas can’t fix its low income housing tax credit program in a way that makes any logical sense for both those areas needed revitalization and “high opportunity” (lower minority concentration, higher income, better school) areas so that we … Continue reading

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