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Fair Housing Center Granted Second Motion for Contempt Against St. Bernard Parish

Posted on 17. Aug, 2009 by

On August 17, 2009, the Honorable Judge Helen G. Berrigan granted the Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center’s (GNOFHAC) and Provident Realty Advisors’ second motion for contempt against St. Bernard Parish. Judge Berrigan writes that by “subverting the re-subdivision process” to prevent Provident Realty Advisors from moving forward on construction of four multi-family housing units, the actions of St. Bernard Parish are discriminatory against African Americans in both intent and effect.

8-17-09 Download the Press Release here

8-17-09 Read the Court’s Order here

8-17-09 Read the article “St. Bernard Parish broke housing laws…” here

Read Jarvis DeBerry’s column “Thinly veiled racism in St. Bernard Parish blocks fair housing” here

8-22-09 Read the editorial “Erecting Housing Barriers” here

8-22-09 Read Jarvis DeBerry’s column “Whether in New Orleans or St Bernard the Poor Aren’t Welcome Anywhere” here

8-25-09 Read the Root article “Keeping St. Bernard Parish White” here

8-26-09 Read the article “St. Bernard housing fight drags on despite ruling” here

Listen to the NPR story here

8-31-09 Read the editorial “Defiant on Fair Housing” here

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