Farm Worker Housing Settlement

From: Bangor Daily News

Sharon Kiley Mack / February 16, 2010
MILBRIDGE, Maine β€” A lawsuit involving the town of Milbridge and Mano en Mano, a local nonprofit, was settled in U.S. District Court last week, a move expected by all parties.

Magistrate Judge Margaret J. Kravchuk ordered that all details be completed within 30 days, at which time the suit filed by Mano en Mano will be dismissed.

The lawsuit, initiated last summer, was based on alleged violations of the federal Fair Housing Act. Mano en Mano, a nonprofit advocacy group, was using $1.6 million in federal grant funds to construct a housing unit for permanent agricultural workers.

When Milbridge voters in June 2009 approved a moratorium on such facilities, Mano en Mano sued the town.

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