HUD claims city violated civil rights

Posted on AllSides July 26th, 2022
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Mayor Lori Lightfoot and the city were accused of environmental racism last week by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Why it matters: If the city doesn't address HUD's concerns, it could risk millions of dollars in federal housing funds.

Driving the news: A leaked letter from HUD claims the city violated residents' civil rights in trying to move a metal shredder from the North Side to the Southeast Side.

In the letter, HUD says "the city knew the relocation would negatively impact the Southeast neighborhoods."

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