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LDF Files Brief in Housing Discrimination Case

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Monday, January 30, 2012

LDF filed an amicus curiae ("friend of the court") brief in the United States Supreme Court in Magner v. Gallagher.  In Magner, a group of private landlords of low-income housing challenged the City of St. Paul's practice of selectively targeting them for heightened housing code enforcement.  The plaintiffs alleged that this practice increased the costs of maintaining their housing stock and eventually forced them out of the low-income housing market.  The loss of these units exacerbated an existing housing shortage in the City, adversely affecting the proportionately large population of black City residents who rely on affordable housing.

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