Hundreds of families living in Baltimore’s most impoverished neighborhoods will get to move to better conditions under a proposed settlement that could resolve a fair housing case dating back to 1995. – baltimoresun.com

Hundreds of families living in some of Baltimore’s most impoverished neighborhoods will get to move to better conditions under a proposed settlement that could finally resolve a fair housing case dating back to 1995.

Attorneys representing current and former public housing residents filed the settlement, which still has to be approved by a judge, in U.S. District Court late Friday.

They hope the agreement with the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development will finally end more than 70 years of housing segregation that they say the government helped exacerbate.

The case arose when the American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland sued HUD, saying that it demolished old public housing high-rises where mostly African-Americans lived — only to move the residents to equally segregated housing and poor conditions in other parts of the city.

Read more at Hundreds of families living in Baltimore’s most impoverished neighborhoods will get to move to better conditions under a proposed settlement that could resolve a fair housing case dating back to 1995. – baltimoresun.com.

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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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