Take a Stand!

Stop Housing Segregation in Nassau County

Fifty years after the passage of the Fair Housing Act, segregation on Long Island is as bad as ever. The area is becoming more diverse, yet it remains one of the most segregated suburban regions in the entire country.

President Trump is promising drastic cuts to the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) budget. He has nominated Dr. Ben Carson as HUD Secretary who is skeptical of the value of fair housing regulations and who once said that it was reminiscent of what you see in “communist countries.” Trump has built his political brand by enflaming racial animosity against people of color, and has used his first weeks in office to enact racist executive orders targeting immigrants based on their religion.

It is more important than ever that local governments stand up and fight back for strong and diverse communities that do not deny opportunities and services to families based on their race, ethnicity or religious beliefs.