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Fort Lauderdale Sued Over Blocked Housing For Low-Income Residents

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A 15-story apartment tower planned for downtown would have become home to the region’s lowest-income residents. But last fall, city officials blocked the project from moving forward on grounds it was not allowed.

Now, the developer has filed lawsuits in both federal and state courts accusing Fort Lauderdale of “explicitly discriminatory” policies and practices. Both lawsuits were filed Friday.

“What the city of Fort Lauderdale is doing to underserved populations is unconstitutional and illegal,” said Michael Kahane, southern region bureau chief for AHF, the largest provider of HIV/AIDS medical care in the world.

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