Fair Housing

The Port Arthur Community Action Network et al. sued the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush, et al. in federal court, claiming they discriminated against poor, minority renters by letting only property owners apply for $5.6 billion in HUD recovery money after Hurricane Harvey.

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Biomass Power

The Earth Island Institute sued the U.S. Department of Housing and Development in federal court, claiming it used outdated Environmental Impact Statements when the co-defendant California Department of Housing and Community Development used disaster relief funds to build a new biomass power plant that would use resources of the Stanislaus National Forest, after a California wildfire.

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