As HUD complaint lingers, Whitehall zoning change would make way for affordable housing

May 30, 2016
n the shadow of a fair housing discrimination complaint, Whitehall Township is poised to expand affordable housing options, a move housing advocates say will make for a healthier community.
     A U.S. Supreme Court ruling that widened the potential prospects of fair housing discrimination and new directions from the federal government have Lehigh Valley Planning Commission leaders encouraging municipalities to examine zoning codes to guard against unintentionally screening out protected classes. And while the LVPC praised Whitehall's newest zoning change, it appears the township's motivation for the amendment has a more specific aim.