Court: NY county making fair housing excuses

New York • An affluent county north of New York City is “engaging in total obstructionism” after promising to build affordable housing eight years ago that can be marketed to nonwhites, a federal appeals panel said Friday. The three-judge panel of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan rejected an appeal by lawyers for Westchester County, an area of nearly a million people that has some of the wealthiest communities in the nation. A lower court had found in July and May 2016 that Wes...

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