Settlement reached over discrimination allegation 

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has reached a settlement related to allegations that Southern California cities excluded black and Latino families from receiving federal housing subsidies.

Tuesday's settlement was reached in response to a lawsuit filed in June on behalf of residents claiming racial discrimination.

The suit accused Antelope Valley cities of targeting minority families with sweeps and creating a campaign to dissuade Section 8 voucher participants from moving there.

The county was not a party to that suit but City News Service says officials wanted to try and resolve the plaintiffs' concerns.

Authorities from the Sheriff's Department and Los Angeles County Housing Authority agreed to work to ensure the rights of Section 8 housing beneficiaries are respected. The settlement approved Tuesday does not affect the lawsuit.

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