Woman Sues Connecticut Town for Discrimination | The New American

Winchester, Connecticut — a town that is 94.5 percent white — has been sued because it allegedly refused to provide low-income housing to Crystal Carter, a single black mother with six children.

The plaintiff’s attorney is the leftist non-profit Connecticut Fair Housing Center, which is seeking attorney fees.

The Lawsuit

At issue in the lawsuit is the Winchester Housing Authority’s “residency requirement,” enacted in October of 2010. It says those who want to live in low-income housing in Winchester or any of 16 other communities that compose the area’s Rental Assistance Alliance must live in one of those communities. According to the lawsuit, “Public housing authorities, such as WHA, are prohibited from using ‘residency requirements’ in allocating Section 8 vouchers. They cannot refuse to provide Section 8 vouchers to families simply because they are not residents of the City, town, or jurisdiction in which the public housing authority is situated.”

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