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County Submits Revised Housing Implementation Plan
Westchester County has submitted its latest housing implementation plan update.
The latest revision is a 46 page document that provides further details about the County's plans and processes for building 750 units of fair and affordable housing in 31 communities.
County officials say plan update is the product of numerous conference calls and extensive pre-submission discussions between Westchester officials and the Federal monitor's team, all of which were designed to address previous questions and issues raised by the monitor in July.
The update includes sizes, settings and configurations of the types of developments the County plans to build or rehabilitate, the strengths and weaknesses of various financing arrangments, targets for meetings with developers and municipal officials as well as timetables for reaching milestones.
County Executive Rob Astorino says the revised implementation plan, "Demonstrates the County's ongoing commitment to work with the monitor to bring more fair and affordable housing to Westchester."
Housing Monitor James E. Johnson has bumped back to the County several previous plans saying they were not specific enough.
In 2009, Westchester agreed to spend more than 60 million dollars to build the 750 affordable housing units in predominantly white communities, to settle a lawsuit brought by the Anti-Discrimination Center of New York. The monitor can now accept the current plans or send them back for revisions.
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