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Federal Judge Blocks Rental Ordinance

Posted on 09. Apr, 2008 by

A federal judge has issued a temporary restraining order prohibiting St. Bernard Parish from enforcing an ordinance requiring special permits to rent out houses that weren’t rentals before Hurricane Katrina. U.S. District Court Judge Sarah Vance’s order bars the parish from evicting dozens of tenants by shutting off utilities at homes rented by a group of out-of-state investors who filed a lawsuit claiming the ordinance violates their property rights.

4-9-08 Read the Times Picayune article “Judge blocks rental ordinance” here

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