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Local public housing authorities receive HUD funds for COVID-19 relief efforts

The funds can also be used to cover the salaries of PHA staff unable to work because of current public health restrictions.

Bridgeport seeks demolition of Greene Homes complex

The city cited “challenging living conditions” that include recurring violence and damaged elevators that it said prevent many residents, especially those who are disabled, from leaving their homes.

Bridgeport seeks $2.5M HUD grant for lead paint control

The new request would finance Bridgeport Lead Hazard Control, a three-year program designed to reduce lead paint hazards and minor rehabilitation on residential properties.

Reverse mortgages gaining legitimacy, if not popularity, in region

While reverse mortgages still have a negative connotation for many, those fears are mostly misplaced, according to Nick Buscaglia, senior vice president for residential mortgage at M&T Bank.

White Plains Housing Authority says toxic plume threatens Winbrook Apartments

The plume allegedly threatens the health of residents and potentially jeopardizes financing for a $350 million plan to replace five buildings.

Connecticut Housing Finance Authority gets HUD grant for housing counseling

Programs include education classes and credit counseling for potential homebuyers, and foreclosure prevention counseling.

Norwalk’s Washington Village redevelopment takes giant step forward

Upon completion, the 136-unit Washington Village public housing project will be replaced by a 273-apartment complex.

Legislators ask for more time to study ‘source of income’

Residents rallied at county headquarters in White Plains Monday, May 6, demanding the Board of Legislators pass a law prohibiting landlords from denying tenancy based on source of income, including Section 8 housing vouchers.

Hearing May 6 on source of income legislation

County legislators approved a public hearing to discuss source of income legislation

Westchester sues HUD

Westchester is taking its battle with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to court.

County pursues HUD lawsuit

The Board of Legislators have authorized County Executive Robert Astorino to file a lawsuit against HUD if it withholds $7.4 million in federal funding to allow the county to make infrastructure repairs.

County continues HUD squabbles

HUD is denying Westchester grants in the wake of its battles with County Executive Robert Astorino over the terms of an anti-discrimination housing settlement.

Court rules against Westchester over housing settlement

The U.S. Court of Appeals ruled that the county violated terms of its 2009 anti-discrimination settlement with HUD when Robert Astorino vetoed legislation that would ban landlords from discriminating against residents on public assistance, like Section 8 vouchers.

County spars with HUD

Westchester County and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) are battling over the county’s compliance, or lack thereof to a 2009 housing discrimination settlement.