BALTIMORE – Today, African-American families, including current and former residents of Baltimore public housing, filed a proposed settlement in the U.S. District Court of Maryland to resolve a long-running fair housing class action.  Known as Thompson v. HUD, this case seeks to eradicate the legacy of nearly a century of government-sponsored racial segregation in the Baltimore Region that has left thousands of African-American families perpetually locked in neighborhoods of concentrated poverty — in violation of the U.S. Constitution and federal civil rights laws.