Ashland Housing Authority settles discrimination lawsuit

Trial Gavel Sentence

The Associated Press

ASHLAND, Ala. (AP) – The U.S. Justice Department announced Thursday that it has settled a lawsuit accusing an Alabama housing authority of steering residents to different low-income communities based on race.

A federal judge this week approved the consent decree resolving the discrimination claims against Housing Authority of Ashland and the private owners and agent of two of its low-income housing communities.

The defendants disputed the accusations of discrimination but agreed to make changes to settle the case, according to the consent decree.

The Justice Department in 2020 filed a lawsuit accusing the defendants of steering Black applicants away from four overwhelmingly white communities and toward two predominantly Black communities.

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12/15/2022 2:25:50 PM (GMT -6:00)

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