Dallas, HUD resolve housing discrimination case

November 05, 2014
The city of Dallas and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development reached an agreement Wednesday in a housing discrimination case that had threatened to cost the city tens of millions of dollars.
     Dallas will not have to pay the federal agency or the developers who in 2010 accused the city of discrimination when it refused to subsidize the redevelopment of a downtown high-rise, according to the terms.
     “The city admits no wrongdoing, pays no money to HUD, and gives no relief or money to 1600 Pacific Building, LP,” the city said in a prepared statement.
     City Manager A.C. Gonzalez said Wednesday night that the resolution shows that while there are “always improvements to be made, we have been a good partner with HUD and are helping to improve our housing conditions throughout the city.”