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 York said the county’s analysis, submitted Feb. 29, is inadequate and the county needs to delve deeper to assess whether the zoning districts on the books are exclusionary. He is giving the county until July 2 to provide the analysis and to lay out a clear strategy to overcome exclusionary zoning. Separately, the Department of Housing and Urban Development has already declared the analysis inadequate and provided a long set of directions to the county on how to correct it.

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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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