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AVOIDING STRUCTURAL CHANGE IN WESTCHESTER: EXCUSE NO.AVOIDING STRUCTURAL CHANGE IN WESTCHESTER: EXCUSE NO.2727

04/13/2010

It's not as frequently recited as the falsehood that Westchester has no authority to challenge exclusionary local zoning, but the assertion that affordable housing development must be located near mass transportation (leaving most of each affected muncipality as segregated as ever) has become an incantation regularly expressed by both the NIMBY and go-for-the-low-hanging-fruit crowds.

Fact check time:

According to 2008 data from the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, 95% of households in the United States with household income from $40,000 to $65,000 own or lease one or more vehicles; in Westchester, the figure is 85%.