Feds Accuse New Berlin, WI Of Housing Discrimination

The U.S. government is accusing the city of New Berlin of violating the Fair Housing Act.

Federal prosecutors released a lawsuit Thursday that accuses city officials of denying applications to a developer who wanted to build low-income housing.

The lawsuit said the city and mayor initially approved the application in May 2010. It said that soon afterward, city officials began receiving negative communication from the largely white community that included threats and derogatory terms for blacks.

Court documents said city officials responded by trying to withdraw their approval, even though the developer had an answer for every concern the city raised as justification for its denial.

From: Channel 3000.com


About Bob Voelker

Head of the Munsch Hardt (Dallas law firm) Hospitality & Mixed Use Development Group, and former developer of affordable housing. I'm i
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