Farmingdale Housing Discrimination Lawsuit Settled in Favor of Latino Plaintiffs

Victory! After calling the lawsuit 'offensive' -- How dare 9 Latinos demand justice! -- the Village of Farmingdale agreed to all of the plaintiffs demands, including building affordable housing and paying damages to the displaced residents. Which municipality is next?

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Housing Bias Against Latinos: LI's Dirty Little Secret Exposed in Court

We know that municipalities across LI, NY and the nation, have been working to limit and, in many instances, push out Latino and African American residents. The actions are often done quietly, justified as community upgrades or code enforcement. And the victims are rarely known or heard from. But this lawsuit brings to light some of what's really going on behind the doors of power and white privilege. If victorious, expect to see a string of new lawsuits on behalf of victims.

Anna Gomez stands in front of 150 Secatogue

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