Hud To Settle Discrimination Suits

Settle Discrimination Suits

Housing and Urban Development head HENRY CISNEROS, like Department of Energy chief Hazel O'Leary, is owning up to the alleged sins of past Administrations. hud sources say he plans to settle 17 discrimination lawsuits and to concede that for almost two decades HUD's housing projects promoted racial segregation by being built almost exclusively in low-income, minority areas. The first seven settlements will cost about $75 million; instead of receiving cash, the projects will be supplied with additional guards and washing machines.

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