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Marin County awarded for righting racist restrictions in real estate documents

Marin County has received an award for its Restrictive Covenant Project, which has redacted racist restrictions in real estate documents. Though the restrictions haven’t been lawful since the 1960s, their indelible mark on deeds, paperwork and the fabric of the county’s racial landscape has remained.

The California State Association of Counties bestowed the Challenge Award to Marin County’s Office of the Assessor-Recorder-County Clerk for the project.