Justice Dept. Settles Housing Suit Against AL City

SATSUMA, Ala. (AP) -The U.S. Justice Department announced the agreement Friday, which requires the city to pay $59,000 in damages to the operator of a group home for three women with mental disabilities and their trustees.

The city must also pay a $5,500 penalty and change its housing
laws.

Federal officials say the city broke the law when it refused to
allow Pamela Williams to operate a home for three women with mental
disabilities. City law, however, allows up to five unrelated people
to live in the same house.

City officials did not immediately return a call seeking comment.

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