Court OKs Settlement Of Public Housing Dispute

WJZ

November 20, 2012 4:30 PM

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BALTIMORE (AP) — A 17-year-long dispute alleging that Baltimore and a federal agency created and continued a racially segregated system of public housing has been settled.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development says a federal judge in Baltimore approved the settlement in Thompson v. HUD.

The settlement will allow the continuance of a mobility program that helps families to move from poor areas of Baltimore to mixed-income neighborhoods in the city and surrounding region.

HUD will also seek to provide incentives for private housing developers to include affordable units for families when FHA insured market-rate developments are built.