April 22, 1990 |
The U.S. Justice Department is charging that this little Mojave Desert town has finally found something it doesn't want: a shelter for the homeless mentally ill. Adelanto likes gambling. It welcomes prisons. It is willing to take garbage from other cities. It wants an international airport. But Adelanto does not want mentally ill people living in its residential neighborhoods, according to a housing discrimination suit filed in federal court in Los Angeles by the Justice Department.