On March 15, 2019, the parties to a lawsuit that was filed on May 12, 2005 will stand together in a press conference to announce a settlement that will result in the payment of over $5,000,000 to the Plaintiffs for the purpose of building affordable housing in the County of Nassau. The press conference will take place on the steps of the Nassau County Executive Building located at 1550 Franklin Avenue, Mineola, NY 11501 at 10:30 a.m.
At the press conference, members of MHANY MANAGEMENT INC, NEW YORK COMMUNITIES FOR CHANGE (NYCC), their lawyers, the County Executive Laura Curren and members of the County of Nassau will unveil the settlement agreement and details of the settlement. Those terms not only provide for the payment of over $5,000,000.00 by the County for the construction of affordable housing, but also speak to the forward thinking commitment of Nassau County to be a leader in providing affordable housing to all persons in the County without discrimination. The press and the public are invited to attend this victory celebration of the settlement and the anticipated benefits that will flow for all of Nassau County.
About the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, was formed in 1963 at the request of President John F. Kennedy to involve the private bar in providing legal services to address racial discrimination. Now in its 56th year, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law is continuing its quest to “Move America Toward Justice.” The principal mission of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law is to secure, through the rule of law, equal justice for all, particularly in the areas of criminal justice, fair housing and community development, economic justice, educational opportunities, and voting rights.
Derrick Robinson, Lawyers’ Committee, [email protected], 202-662-8317