By Beth Musgrave May 7, 2014

Art Crosby, executive director of the Lexington Fair Housing Council, a nonprofit that fights housing discrimination, said the ordinance creates different rules for different types of people.

“There is something wrong with zoning that allows a community center for the rich to move into an area without any questions, but you have to ask the city for approval before you can serve the poor at that location,” Crosby said.

From a fair housing perspective, Crosby said, when “you look at things that segregate groups based on income, you tend to find that such laws have a disparate impact based on race, gender and families with children.”

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