Fifty years after the passage of the Fair Housing Act, segregation on Long Island is as bad as ever.

 Despite a decade-long fight by housing advocates to bring affordable housing to Garden City and other high-opportunity communities in Nassau County, County Executive Ed Mangano and the Republican County Legislature have failed to address the issue in any meaningful way.

In fact, President Trump’s Long Island foot soldiers have been making segregation worse through their policies and lack of enforcement of fair housing and other civil rights laws, erecting invisible walls on borders to separate Long Island communities just as Trump is building a wall on the Mexican border.

Having grown up in African-American communities on Long Island, I always knew that we were locked into certain places. You could visit Garden City, but you could not stay.

- Diane Goins, New York Communities for Change - Hempstead Chapter Chair

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.

That's why communities of color on Long Island are calling on Nassau County officials to end housing segregation once and for all.