City Hall Sued Over Affordable Housing Program
The Anti-Discrimination Center yesterday filed suit against City Hall over its policy of reserving 50% of affordable units for local residents. The suit, filed on behalf of three black families, alleges that the "outsider restriction policy" results in "entrenched segregation," Capital New York reports. Specifically, three Manhattan developments named in the suit are located in majority white communities and, the ADC claims, thereby keeps minority families outside of apartment units and nearby parks, jobs and high-performing schools. "Call me a sucker, but when the mayor campaigns and still talks about 'One City Rising Together,' I believe that," ADC Executive Director Craig Gurian told Capital. "That's what [ADC] is about. We can't be 'One City Rising Together' and say we're going to be 59 different fiefdoms [or community districts]."