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Suit accuses Lancaster and Palmdale of racial bias in Section 8 crackdown

Jun 7, 2011 10:57:54 PM- latimes.com
Plaintiffs, including the NAACP, allege that the cities are trying to run low-income minorities out of town by conducting 'compliance checks' that can result in families losing their federal housing benefits.

Elected leaders in Lancaster and Palmdale have waged an "unrelenting war" against low-income blacks and Latinos who receive public assistance in a campaign to drive them out of the historically white Antelope Valley, civil rights lawyers alleged in a lawsuit filed Tuesday.

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