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Alabama housing authority sued for racial segregation

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The United States Justice Department is suing the Housing Authority of Ashland in Alabama for segregating low-income apartments.

The suit was filed Tuesday against the program as well as three other companies that own the low-income apartments said to have its tennants separated by race. They are accused of segregating since at least 2012, when white renters were sent to live on one side of town and Black people to another.

Officials from the housing authority and companies have not commented on the lawsuit.

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