A U.S. District Court judge has approved a settlement in a Baltimore fair housing case dating back to 1995.
The case arose when the American Civil Liberties Union
of Maryland on behalf of public housing residents sued HUD, saying that it demolished old public housing high-rises where mostly African-Americans lived and then moved residents to equally segregated housing and poor conditions in other parts of the city.
Under the settlement, HUD will continue a program established in an earlier part of the case that moves families to mixed-income neighborhoods throughout the region. HUD will also offer incentives to private developers who include affordable units in their projects, create an online listing of affordable housing and sponsor a study to analyze housing opportunities in the region.
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