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27-year Yonkers housing suit settled

April 20, 2007 12:00AM

A 27-year-old lawsuit in Yonkers over housing segregation was finally settled yesterday. The NAACP filed a lawsuit in 1980 contending that the city’s housing policies separated less-affluent minorities from more-affluent white residents. The lawsuit was spurred by the construction of an 800-unit public and affordable housing complex in what was a mostly white, middle-class section of Yonkers. more [NYT]


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