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Fair Housing and Civil Rights Groups File Federal Lawsuit in Post-Katrina Housing Discrimination Case

Posted on 12. Nov, 2008 by

Washington, DC and New Orleans, LA (November 12, 2008) Today civil rights and fair housing groups filed a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development and the Louisiana Recovery Authority. The suit alleges that the Road Home, Louisiana’s Hurricane Katrina recovery program, discriminates against African-American homeowners in New Orleans.

The Road Home, an $11 billion federally-funded program, is the largest housing redevelopment program in U.S. history. The suit is being filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on behalf of five individuals representing a class of more than 20,000 African-American homeowners and two fair housing organizations, the Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center and the National Fair Housing Alliance.

11-12-08 Read the full press release here

11-12-08 Download a copy of the Road Home fact sheet here

11-12-08 Download a copy of the complaint here

11-14-08 Watch a video of the November 12th press conference here

11-12-08 Read the City Business article “Lawsuit filed against Road Home with allegations of discrimination against blacks” here

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