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 based on the source of a renter’s income, like Section 8 or disability payments.

HUD’s response — With this ruling, along with findings from the court-appointed monitor, it is clear the County is failing to comply with two essential elements of the 2009 Consent Decree: To promote source-of-income legislation and to fully identify and address exclusionary zoning practices within the County.

Read more at HUD responds to judge’s decision on Westchester housing settlement | Politics on the Hudson.

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About Bob Voelker

Head of the Munsch Hardt (Dallas law firm) Hospitality & Mixed Use Development Group, and former developer of affordable housing. I'm i
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