Annapolis public housing residents sue, claiming racial discrimination and deplorable conditions

Almost 30 public housing residents have sued the city and Housing Authority of Annapolis, claiming decades of racial discrimination against those communities have culminated in deplorable living conditions that are dangerous for occupants. Six properties owned and operated exclusively by the housing authority have fallen into disrepair. Mold, sewage leaks and water damage have proliferated because the city does not enforce its code on those properties, the lawsuit claims. The lawsuit targets Mayor Gavin Buckley, the housing authority’s executive director Beverly Wilbourn and the City Council, saying they conspired to “suspend city inspections of HACA properties” and allow Wilbourn to decrease the quality standard of the housing. (Balt. Sun)

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