- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 23, 2014

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) - The federal government says it plans to withhold an additional $5.2 million from Westchester County because of an ongoing battle over local zoning rules.

The Department of Housing and Urban Development has already reallocated $7.4 million in grants initially meant to go to Westchester.

In a letter Wednesday, HUD said the county has failed to come up with an acceptable analysis of whether any local zoning laws inhibit fair housing. The requirement was part of a 2009 settlement of a housing segregation lawsuit.

HUD gave the county until May 7 to comply.

The county insisted Wednesday it is complying with the settlement. Its analyses have found no discriminatory zoning rules. Westchester said it is ahead of schedule on building 750 new units of affordable housing, another requirement of the settlement.



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