Officials with the Housing Authority of Baltimore City said they are also glad the case is resolved.
"We are pleased that the issues resolved through the settlement … will increase choices for vulnerable families including building upon the success of the mobility program," Paul T. Graziano, executive director of the housing authority said in a statement. "This program has assisted hundreds of families in exercising housing options not previously available to them."
Member organizations of the Baltimore Regional Housing Campaign, a coalition of housing advocates, applauded the decision.
Patrick Maier, executive director of the Innovative Housing Institute, which promotes quality affordable housing, said people often can't find such housing in growing areas where moderate-wage jobs are available.
The institute once helped manage the housing mobility program, and Maier said he saw firsthand how it changed people's lives.
"In many cases, they blossomed," he said. "Their children were able to play outside."
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