Fair Housing groups around the country demand Westchester enforcement

Westchester Case

June 14, 2016 — In papers filed in Federal District Court today, 10 civil rights groups from across the country are seeking to file a brief in support of the Court’s full consideration of the facts and perspective brought to the Court’s attention by ADC in a May 11th letter. The groups, pointing out that the failure to enforce the decree fully will embolden others across the country to continue to perpetuate segregation, asked the Court to order the robust remedies sought by ADC.

The 10 groups filing today are: Central Ohio Fair Housing Association, Disability Law Center, Enhanced Section 8 Outreach Program, ERASE Racism, Fair Housing Center of Central Indiana, Fair Housing Center of the Greater Palm Beaches, Fair Housing Council of Orange County, Inclusive Communities Project, Miami Valley Fair Housing Center, and National Fair Housing Alliance.

The Enhanced Section 8 Outreach Program is represented by its General Counsel, Jerrold M. Levy; all of the other groups are represented by Mariann Meier Wang, a partner in the law firm Cuti Hecker Wang LLP.

Special thanks to Jim McCarthy for his leadership in this matter.