Michael Kaplowitz – May 12, 2014

It is important for Westchester County residents to understand the Board of Legislators’ negotiations with the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development regarding the 2009 federal housing settlement.

On April 23, the county received a letter from HUD informing us that $5.2 million in 2012 Community Development Block Grant funds would be reallocated away from Westchester County if the county did not meet its obligations to “affirmatively further fair housing” by May 7.

This loss would be on top of the $7.2 million in federal community development funds that were reallocated last year.

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