Senate candidate calls for stand on housing project

Westchester County?s $51.6 million affordable housing plan for minorities is facing criticism.

David Malpass (R), who is trying to unseat Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), spoke today about wanting to have Sens. Charles Schumer and Gillibrand do more to prevent the court-appointed housing monitor from micro-managing the project.

The plan, which is to develop 750 units over seven years for minorities, has had a housing monitor appointed by the federal court. The monitor has given the county until August to submit additional revisions to the plan. Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino (R) says they will comply.

Schumer (D-N.Y.) would not comment on the plan, calling it a local issue.

A spokesman for Gillilbrand called it all a completely false attack.

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