Medina Metropolitan Housing Authority settles discrimination case with HUD

May 14, 2015
The Medina Metropolitan Housing Authority must devote $35,000 to assist low-income people moving into Medina County to settle a housing discrimination case brought by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
     The "voluntary compliance agreement" resolves the allegation that "the housing authority discriminated against African Americans in the administration of its Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program, a violation of Title VI of the Civil Right Act of 1964 (Title VI) and the Fair Housing Act," HUD said in a news release.
     The Medina Housing Authority had a "residency preference point system that effectively imposed a residency requirement, thus putting African Americans who did not live or work in Medina County at a disadvantage," HUD said.