U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan announced Monday that the state will receive nearly $2.1 billon, and the city will get over $1.3 billion.
Under the threat of a federal contempt citation, Westchester County Executive Robert Astorino agreed Wednesday to sign the fair housing bill he vetoed in 2010 if the county Legislature passes it again.
Westchester County stands to lose $7.4 million in grants unless officials there quickly comply with fair housing orders, the federal government warned Monday.
Nearly $260 million will be used to reduce the risk of future damage. Over $170 million will cover voluntary buyouts to residents in flood areas.