Discrimination Complaint Filed Against City of Lubbock
Multiple agencies are filing a complaint against the City of Lubbock for discrimination.
KAMC News reports that along with the Lubbock branch of the NAACP, Texas Housers and Texas Appleseed filed an HUD fair housing complaint that says the city ignored repeated environmental concerns from residents.
The complaint wants the city to address the "discriminatory and unfair zoning practices that have led to their neighborhoods being overburdened by environmental hazards and nuisance conditions."
The complaint also says that residents living on Chatman hill are subjected to unpleasant fumes, oily film that collects on car windows, clogged air conditioning system and infestations of boll weevils. These conditions are also said to have caused a reduction in the affected resident's property value.
The most recent comprehensive land use plan is said to have the same "discriminatory and disproportionate impact on citizens of color and is a continuation of the City's past discriminatory practices," according to the complaint.