Westchester Ahead Of Schedule On Affordable Housing

WHITE PLAINS, NY (WCBS 880) – Westchester County officials say they are a year and a half ahead of schedule on the federal housing desegregation settlement.

WCBS 880’s Catherine Cioffi with the County Executive

County Executive Rob Astorino says 104 affordable units have been approved in Cortland, Yorktown, and Rye City.

“… and that puts us past this year’s benchmark,” Astorino told WCBS 880 reporter Catherine Cioffi.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development mandated that the county have a hundred units approved by December 2011.

Astorino says, “We’re working very hard on this.”

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  1. Chez says:

    So wait…let me ask the question. You work all your life for the house you live in, in the neighborhood you live in. You appreciate its property values. Then, all of the sudden, “affordable housing” is dumped in your neighborhood. You realize that all that you’ve worked for is essentially being “given” away, and your property values plummet. And you’re okay with this???

    Give a man to fish and he eats for a day. Teach a man to get a job and work as hard as those that surround him and he can be my neighbor.

  2. Chez says:

    I remember “affordable housing” in South Yonkers. Workforce housing. Designed for teachers and emergency response folks, etc. It turned section 8 very quickly.

  3. NUBIA ZAZZINI says:

    I DO NOT THINK IT IS A WELFARE HOUSING…IT IS HOUSING FOR THE LOW INCOME AND I HOPE THEY WORK VERY HARD ON THIS… WE ALL DESERVE TO LEAVE BETTER.THANKS.

  4. The Good Samaritan says:

    Why do they call it affordable units when it should be called welfare housings?

    The Good Samaritan has spoken.

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