City of Houston “Discriminatory” Housing Policies Draw Lawsuit: Threatens Federal Harvey Disaster Relief Funds

An Austin-based group, the Texas Low Income Housing Information Service, has filed a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to block Harvey disaster recovery funds due to ongoing violations of the Title VI of the Civil Rights Act relating to housing. The City of Houston is not a named party. The suit filed on Tuesday, March 20th, 2018 in United States District Court, DC District, (Civ. Action No. 1:18-cv-00644) requests the following remedy: (Lawsuit

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