Housing discrimination lawsuit filed in federal court against 2 cities in Southern California

June 07, 2011
A racial discrimination lawsuit was filed Tuesday against Lancaster and Palmdale, claiming the Southern California cities excluded black and Latino families from receiving housing subsidies.
     The suit was filed in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles on behalf of two unidentified residents who say they faced racial discrimination. The lawsuit seeks to stop the cities from promoting policies said to be harassing and unfair.
     Noel Doran, a deputy city attorney with Palmdale, said there's no merit to the lawsuit. An email message left for Lancaster City Manager Mark Bozigian was not immediately returned.