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City of Santa Cruz violates Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity laws
When cities receive HUD grants, they must spend them in accordance with Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity laws or potentially lose their HUD funding. The City of Santa Cruz was warned by Regional Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO) Director Charles Hauptman that they had to stop locating their HUD block grant financed housing in low income neighborhoods with unequal opportunities — they could not segregate minority residents in pockets of poverty.
Here are some links about cities who are/were being sanctioned for misusing their HUD grants in violation of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity laws.
Here is a training guide about Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity for HUD block grants like the HOME and CDBG grants Santa Cruz gets from HUD — I recommend the Santa Cruz City Council and Santa Cruz housing officials study it. Why hasn't the Santa Cruz planning commission warned Santa Cruz officials they have been violating Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity laws?