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NewsBreak: Feds seek order on housing in NY county

NewsBreak: Feds seek court order against suburban NY county in housing dispute By The Associated Press

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) The federal government is asking a court to compel New York's Westchester County to provide information about any zoning practices that might be racially discriminatory.

A 2009 settlement in a court dispute over racial patterns in housing required the suburban county, north of New York City, to build 750 units, mostly in heavily-white areas, and market them to non-whites. It also required the county to analyze impediments to fair housing, including local zoning laws.

The court papers were filed late Friday by a federal monitor overseeing the dispute. The monitor says the county has been recalcitrant in producing the zoning analysis and other requested information.

A county spokesman said the federal monitor's move is an example of bullying by the government.

Westchester County is home to many wealthy New Yorkers.

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