County's affordable housing plan rejected

Westchester County is headed back to the drawing board after a federal monitor once again rejected its affordable housing plan.

Under a federal lawsuit settlement, Westchester is supposed to spend $51.6 million over the next seven years to provide 750 affordable housing units. However, the county's latest plan did not sit well with Federal Housing Monitor James Johnson. County Executive Rob Astorino says the monitor wants to see more details on paper.

Johnson is also concerned about Astorino's veto of legislation banning discrimination on the basis of source of income. Johnson believes the veto could endanger the entire housing settlement.

Astorino says he is confident the August 9 deadline will be met.

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