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Fair Housing Center Launches Campaign to Counteract Discriminatory Actions of St. Bernard Parish

Posted on 23. Mar, 2011 by

On March 23, 2011, the Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center (GNOFHAC) launched a new campaign to counteract the racially discriminatory housing practices of St. Bernard Parish.  The “Enough is Enough St. Bernard” campaign seeks to encourage both residents and non-residents of St. Bernard Parish to tell St. Bernard Parish President Craig Taffaro and the St. Bernard Parish Council to end their efforts to prevent racial minorities from living in the Parish.

For five years now, St. Bernard Parish officials have fought tooth and nail to keep the doors of St. Bernard Parish closed to renters.  These actions disproportionately prevent African Americans from moving to the Parish because African- American households in the greater New Orleans area are significantly more likely than white households in the area to live in rental housing.

GNOFHAC Executive Director James Perry comments, “The launch of the ‘Enough is Enough St. Bernard’ campaign represents a new front in our battle to ensure equal housing opportunity in St. Bernard Parish.  We hope that pressure from constituents and those concerned about the illegal, discriminatory actions of the Parish will encourage Parish officials to finally comply with federal civil rights mandates.”

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