ProPublica publishes major investigation of federal fair housing enforcement; Westchester key example

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Nikole Hannah-Jones, a reporter with ProPublica, has published the first of two stories from a year-long investigation of the federal enforcement of fair housing legislation from the 1960s. She points out that Westchester County, which was sued in 2006 for alleged violations of fair housing laws and settled in 2009, is one of two places from which the feds have withheld block grant money in an effort to force compliance with fair housing law. Under County Executive Rob Astorino, the county has fought with the Department of Housing and Urban Development over several facets of the housing settlement, especially the provision on source-of-income legislation, which is at the Court of Appeals.

The first day of reporting focuses on the history of the law and its enforcement (or lack thereof) and the second day will focus on the Westchester case. It will be published in a few days.

Here’s the link to day one:  http://www.propublica.org/article/living-apart-how-the-government-betrayed-a-landmark-civil-rights-law

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