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.READ MORE: COVID-19 In Maryland: More Than 700 New Cases & 10 Deaths Reported Sunday
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.READ MORE: Walk To End Alzheimer's Saturday In Cockeysville Aims to Raise Awareness
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.MORE NEWS: Voting Rights Activists Head To Washington In Support Of The Free To Vote Act
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