ECBAWM Files a Housing Discrimination Lawsuit in Federal Court Against the Village of Great Neck Plaza and the Nassau County Industrial Development Agency (NCIDA)
- May 29, 2014
ECBAWM filed a housing discrimination lawsuit in federal court against the predominantly white Village of Great Neck Plaza and the Nassau County Industrial Development Agency (NCIDA). The suit alleges that the Village zoning code discriminates against African Americans by imposing eligibility criteria for affordable housing that gives a preference to local residents. The complaint also alleges that the code excludes certain applicants for affordable housing based on age and disability. Finally, the complaint alleges that the NCIDA provided financial assistance for affordable housing in the Village subject to the zoning code’s discriminatory requirements and preferences. The two non-profit plaintiffs, Long Island Housing Services and Fair Housing Justice Center, are represented by ECBAWM’s Diane L. Houk and David A. Lebowitz.