Farmingdale, Latino residents reach deal in affordable housing lawsuit

A group of Latino residents claim that the village helped fast-track developers to tear down low-income housing to build an upscale apartment complex. (1/16/14)

FARMINGDALE - Farmingdale has reached an affordable housing settlement after years of legal fights.

In 2006, a group of nine Latino residents filed an anti-discrimination lawsuit against the village of Farmingdale.

The plaintiffs in the lawsuit claim that the village helped fast-track developers to tear down low-income housing to build an upscale apartment complex, displacing around 150 Latino residents.

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As part of the deal, the village has agreed to build low-income housing in the area. The plaintiffs will also receive an undisclosed monetary settlement.
 

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