Changes mandated in Airmont after third allegation of religious discrimination in 3 decades
For the third time in three decades, the U.S. Attorney's Office says it has resolved religious discrimination in the Village of Airmont.
The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York has reached an agreement with the village to reform zoning code that allegedly discriminates against Orthodox Jewish residents.
The U.S. Attorney's Office says the new agreement increases the space in private homes that can be used for worship, removes restrictions on guests residents can invite over to pray, and eliminates a process that allegedly delayed and denied permits for even minor home alterations.
The office sued Airmont previously, alleging the village was formed to exclude Orthodox Jews.