Sued for Gentrification
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.