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Federal investigators look into serious allegations of housing discrimination in Allen Park
6:26 PM, Apr 29, 2013
6:35 PM, Apr 29, 2013
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (WXYZ) - Federal investigators are looking into serious allegations of housing discrimination in Allen Park.
According to a letter obtained by 7 Action News, Emergency Manager Joyce Parker requested a review of allegations including a report that Andrew Hill directed former employee Erica Pollock "to place a yellow mark on the Allen Park Housing Commission Application to indicate a black applicant."
It goes on to say, "It appears that this code scheme to screen out black applicants would be a blatant housing discrimination… and a violation of HUD housing laws, if true."
Emergency Manager Parker calls the allegations "shocking." Andrew Hill denies the allegations.
Erica Pollock was charged last year with embezzling rent checks from seniors and fired.
Sources say she's now blowing the whistle on her former boss after being fired.
Pollock's case is on hold while the FBI and Office of Inspector General investigate.
EM Parker tells 7 Action News she's doing an administrative review of this case that will take about a month. She could fire Hill after removing members of the housing commission and all public commissions just last week.
Parker was appointed EM in Allen Park last fall.
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