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Antidisplacement preference boosts blacks at Western Addition complex

The federal government’s decision to allow preferential treatment for residents of neighborhoods undergoing displacement in awarding spots in a Western Addition senior housing complex increased the number of blacks who got apartments there, newly released figures show. Without the city’s antidisplacement preference, 14 African American households would have won spots in the lottery for the complex, the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development said Monday.
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