ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The City Council in Annapolis, Maryland, has approved a $900,000 settlement in a federal race discrimination case that involved public housing.

The Capital Gazette reported Wednesday that the city will pay 15 families.

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The amount includes the plaintiff’s attorney’s fees and costs.

The plaintiffs claimed that the local housing authority failed to provide safe and adequate housing for its majority-Black residents.

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The plaintiffs claimed that they endured hazardous living conditions that amounted to racial discrimination and a violation of their civil rights.

The city is not admitting to any wrongdoing. And it will pay the settlement with money from its self-insurance fund.

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