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GNOFHAC Settles Lawsuit Against St. Bernard Parish

Posted on 28. Feb, 2008 by

On February 28, 2008, the Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center announced the settlement of its lawsuit against St. Bernard Parish regarding a discriminatory local ordinance. St. Bernard Parish has agreed to pay a $32,500 settlement over a 2006 ordinance, since repealed, that restricted the rental of a home to blood relatives of the owner. GNOFHAC alleged that the ordinance was racially discriminatory, since white individuals own 93% of all owner-occupied housing in St. Bernard Parish, and make up approximately 88% of the Parish’s population.

2-28-08: Read GNO Fair Housing’s press release here.

2-29-08: Read the Times Picayune article on the settlement here.

2-29-08: Read Jarvis DeBerry’s opinion from the Times Picayune here.

3-1-08: Read the Times Picayune editorial here.

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