Sued for Gentrification

A lawsuit against the District of Columbia claims deliberate actions to attract "creative" workers discriminates against low-income and African American residents.
June 18, 2018, 11am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Natalie Delgadillo reports:

A D.C. lawyer has filed a discrimination lawsuit against the city on behalf of three native Washingtonians and CARE, a community group with over 20 members. The suit claims that the city’s housing and urban renewal policies have discriminated against some of the District’s longest-standing residents in favor of attracting millennial renters. The suit is seeking more than $1 billion in damages.

According to Delgadillo, the complaint specifically mentions the Fenty Administration’s Creative Action Agenda and the Gray Administration's Creative Economy Strategy [pdf] as agents of discrimination.

Lawyer Aristotle Theresa has filed the discrimination lawsuit "on behalf of three native Washingtonians and CARE, a community group with over 20 members," according to Delgadillo.

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Published on Friday, June 15, 2018 in DCist
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