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Hartford Tenants Launch Lawsuit Against HUD

People living in low-income housing in the north end of Hartford have filed a lawsuit against the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development. They resided in apartment complexes that were determined to be too run down to live in, forcing them to seek new places to live. Their lawyers argue that HUD failed to give residents the help they were entitled to, when they were looking for new homes. The attorneys say HUD only approved relocation vouchers that had the effect of keeping the residents in low-income area of Hartford. The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law says HUD's actions maintained racial division in the region.

Matt Dwyer is an editor, reporter and midday host for Connecticut Public's news department. He produces local news during All Things Considered.

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