Sunday, November 29, 2015

Civil Rights Feds, Housing Authority Of Baltimore City Agree To Extension, Amendment To Consent Decree Requiring Remedies For Failure To Provide Accessible Housing To Persons w/ Disabilities

From the U.S. Department of Justice (Washington, D.C.):
  • The Justice Department announced [] that a federal district court has approved a supplemental consent decree between the United States, the Maryland Disability Law Center and the Housing Authority of Baltimore City (HABC). The original consent decree contained remedies for HABC’s failure to provide accessible housing to persons with disabilities. The supplemental consent decree, [...] continues and amends certain terms in the original consent order in United States v. HABC, and Bailey v. HABC, entered on Dec. 20, 2004.

    “We are pleased with the significant progress made by the Housing Authority of Baltimore City to implement the terms of the original decree,” said Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Vanita Gupta, head of the Civil Rights Division. “We look forward to working with the Housing Authority to create new accessible housing opportunities for persons with disabilities and enhancing their quality of life.”

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