A civil rights organization advocating for fair housing practices sued the city on Tuesday, saying the city promotes segregation by favoring whites for affordable housing in Manhattan neighborhoods that are predominantly white.
The Anti-Discrimination Center filed the lawsuit on behalf of three black plaintiffs in federal court, where it seeks unspecified damages and court intervention to force the city to change its affordable housing practices. It said discriminatory practices have a similar effect on Latino residents.
The city law office said it will review the complaint before it responds to it.
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