Westchester County must spend millions of dollars to build affordable housing and integrate mostly white communities in a historic civil rights settlement stemming from a federal desegregation lawsuit.
The landmark agreement that was announced yesterday dictates that Westchester spend more than $50 million to build 750 units in the next seven years in parts of the county where there are few, if any, minorities.
The decision has national ramifications that could affect thousands of municipalities that accept federal housing funds, though Westchester is the first to reach an agreement. READ FULL STORY
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