LANCASTER – On June 12, 2012, the housing discrimination complaint filed on July 7, 2011 against the City of Lancaster by the California State Conference of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (CSCNAACP) with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) was formally withdrawn.
In accordance with this withdrawal, HUD has terminated its investigation, therefore administratively closing the complaint.
“We’re happy the CSCNAACP has withdrawn their complaint with HUD,” said Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris. “This allows us to save valuable taxpayer dollars, which are vital to our local economy, now more than ever. Such divisive, non-productive issues do not stand to benefit anyone in this community. We are glad to finally put this behind us and continue pushing forward with matters which build up our city and its citizens, as opposed to breaking us down.”
The City of Lancaster received official written notice of the case development from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The document informs that in the matter of CSCNAACP versus City of Lancaster, California, the previously launched complaint has been dismissed.
(Information via press release from the City of Lancaster.)
** Editor’s Note: We will update this story as more information becomes available. **