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.” But the issue itself is far from settled. The county and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development are still fighting in court, HUD has withheld recent block grants, and politicians turned up the political rhetoric about the settlement last week.

Westchester County is diverse — 68 percent white, 14.6 percent black, 21.8 percent Hispanic and 5 percent other — but, according to U.S. Census data, residential segregation is severe, and Westchester’s African-American and Latino populations are concentrated in a very small number of communities.

Read more at Gross: County must hold up its end of HUD deal.

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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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