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GNOFHAC Files Suit Against the Housing Authority of the City of Bossier Over Sexual Harassment
On April 7, 2011, the Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center (GNOFHAC) filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana against the City of Bossier City Housing Authority. Complainants GNOFHAC and Shameka Banks allege that the Housing Authority violated the fair housing rights of Ms. Banks by […]
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Fair Housing Center Settles Two Familial Status Housing Discrimination Cases for $ 49,500
This week, the Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center (GNOFHAC) entered into conciliation agreements with two rental-housing companies in the New Orleans area that discriminated on the basis of family status (whether or not there are children under the age of 18 living in a household). Under the conciliation agreements Lexi Properties, LLC and […]
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Fair Housing Center Launches Campaign to Counteract Discriminatory Actions of St. Bernard Parish
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 […]
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Fair Housing Center Files for, and Receives, Temporary Restraining Order Against St. Bernard Parish
On March 3, 2011, the Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center (GNOFHAC) filed in federal court for a temporary restraining order (TRO) against St. Bernard Parish. GNOFHAC requested in its motion that St. Bernard Parish be enjoined from issuing any cease and desist orders or other orders intended to stop work on, or re-reviewing […]
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Federal Judge Extends Consent Decree in St. Bernard Case; Parish to Rescind Discriminatory Ordinance
On February 28, 2011, the Honorable Judge Helen Berrigan issued an order to extend the Consent Order in the case of Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center, et al vs. St. Bernard Parish, et al until December 31, 2011. Plaintiffs asked for an extension of the Consent Order in a February 24, 2011 status conference […]
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St. Bernard Halts Work on Apartments; Taffaro Says Site May Have Wetlands
St. Bernard Parish President Craig Taffaro issued a cease-and-desist order Tuesday morning, stopping construction of four mixed-income apartment complexes in Chalmette that have been at the center of a long legal battle between the parish and fair housing advocates. Taffaro said he issued the order Tuesday morning over concerns that part of the land being […]
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Fair Housing Center Client Featured in Louisiana Weekly Article
On February 21, Glenneice Davenport, a client of GNOFHAC’s Homeownership Protection Project (HOP), was featured in the Lousiana Weekly. Entitled “Stealing the American Dream of homeownership,” the article focuses on homeowners who were caught in predatory loan situations after Katrina. 2-21-11 Read the article here. Comments are closed.
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Fair Housing Center Files Fifth Motion For Contempt Against St. Bernard Parish
On January 14, 2011 the Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center (GNOFHAC) and Provident Realty Advisors filed a fifth Motion for Contempt alleging St. Bernard Parish has violated the federal Fair Housing Act and a February 2008 Consent Order. In December 2010, Congress extended the placed in service dates for the tax credits that […]
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HUD Files a Complaint Against St. Bernard Parish; St. Bernard Repeals Zoning Laws
HUD files a complaint against St. Bernard Parish. 1-29-11 Read the nola.com article “St. Bernard Multi-Family Housing Battle Opens New Front” here. 2-2-11 Read the nola.com article “St. Bernard Council poised to give up fight over mixed-income apartments” here. 2-13-11 Read Jarvis DeBerry’s column “Don’t give the bigots a reason to gloat” here. 2-7-11 Read the nola.com article “St. Bernard Parish approves […]
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Fair Housing Center keeps pressure on St. Bernard Parish
While the Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center (GNOFHAC) is pleased with the St. Bernard Parish Council’s vote to overturn an ordinance that would put a multi-family ban on the ballot for a public vote, it will continue to closely monitor the parish for any actions that violate the Fair Housing Act. GNOFHAC is […]
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