2/11/2010 6:20:25 PM

Westchester County Board Chairman Ken Jenkins today issued the following statement in response to the news of the rejection of the County’s implementation plan by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and to the federal monitor overseeing the county’s compliance with last year’s settlement of the fair and affordable housing lawsuit.  The settlement was in response to a lawsuit brought against Westchester County by the Anti-Discrimination Center (ADC), accusing the county of making false statements on federal applications about its efforts to integrate housing. 

“We have received notification regarding the implementation plan.  The federal monitor found some discrepancies in the submitted plan. The monitor identified some items that must be resolved”.  

“We are confident that the Administration will be able to work out these issues.”