Tenant moves into Farmingdale affordable housing after lawsuit

A tenant involved in a 2006 discrimination lawsuit against the Village of Farmingdale moved into her new home Tuesday. Ana Maria Mora Gomez and eight

Ana Maria Mora Gomez and eight other tenants filled a lawsuit after they were evicted from their building in the neighborhood known as

Ana Maria Mora Gomez and eight other tenants filled a lawsuit after they were evicted from their building in the neighborhood known as "Little Latin America" on Secatogue Avenue. (8/2/16)

FARMINGDALE - A tenant involved in a 2006 discrimination lawsuit against the Village of Farmingdale moved into her new home Tuesday.

Ana Maria Mora Gomez and eight other tenants filled a lawsuit after they were evicted from their building in the neighborhood known as "Little Latin America" on Secatogue Avenue.

The housing discrimination lawsuit claimed the village forced out Latino residents by offering a deal to sell the building on the fast track so that private developer Fairfield Properties was able to turn the property into an upscale apartment complex.

The village denied the allegations.

In the lawsuit settlement, Farmingdale agreed to build 54 units of affordable housing in the village. Gomez was the first tenant to move in.

"I feel so happy because what I've worked [for] and tried to find, my children are going to be reaping those benefits," says Gomez.

Farmingdale's mayor released a statement that said in part, "On behalf of myself and the Board of Trustees, we welcome you back to the Village of Farmingdale and look forward to you thriving in the community."

 

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Top 5 Must See

A knife-wielding man went on a deadly rampage 1 4 dead in vehicle, knife attack near British Parliament
Irwin Scharf, of North Massapequa, says he noticed 2 Tax rebate may be restored to thousands of Nassau seniors
In a News 12/Newsday special report, has been 3 LI garbage barge of '87 still influences solid waste disposal
The American Health Care Act still has its 4 LI representatives split in GOP health care bill decision
5 Sports icons take part in brain injury awareness forum

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Each week, News 12's Doug Geed explores the Check out fun things to do on the East End!

Explore the Twin Forks with News 12's Doug Geed.

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Dog Day Fridays Series

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Long Island with pets up for adoption.

News 12 digs deep to find Long Island's Discover Long Island's Hidden Past

News 12's Danielle Campbell digs into Long Island's roots.

News 12's Lily Stolzberg sees how much Long On The Spot

News 12's Lily Stolzberg sees how much Long Islanders know about everything and anything.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE