At the joint request of the U.S. Attorney (on behalf of HUD) and civil rights defendant Westchester County, federal District Court Judge Denise Cote has terminated the housing desegregation consent decree entered nearly 12 years ago. Commenting on the development, Craig Gurian, ADC's executive director, said, "Judge Cote has now signed the formal death certificate for what was intended to be a transformative consent decree. The promise of that decree, the outgrowth of landmark litigation, was killed by the very people who were sworn to enforce and oversee it. This was a golden opportunity to begin to make structural change in highly segregated Westchester County, and, despite initial promises to the contrary, there simply wasn't the political will to hold Westchester to its core obligations. There are many disappointments here, but perhaps the greatest, from a national perspective, is that the Biden Administration's Department of Housing and Urban Development has continued the see-no-evil, hear-no-evil perspective of predecessor administrations."