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 construction issues already reviewed and approved by St. Bernard Parish with respect to, the four housing developments that Plaintiff Provident Realty Advisors, Inc. (“Provident”) is constructing in St. Bernard Parish. Plaintiffs requested that the Court grant the injunctive relief for a period of ten days or until such time as the Court holds a hearing to determine appropriate fines, penalties, damages, fees and costs, and other relief for Defendants’ ongoing violations of a recently extended Consent Order that was entered into in 2008.
3-3-11 Read the full press release here.
3-3-11 Read GNOFHAC’s motion for a TRO here.
3-2-11 Read the nola.com article “St. Bernard authority usurped in battle over mixed-income apartments, parish presidents says” here.
3-3-11 Read the nola.com article “St. Bernard Parish council requests federal review of apartment permitting” here.
3-3-11 Read the text from the WWL segment “St. Bernard Parish president orders halt of mixed income developments here.
3-3-11 Read the AP article “St. Bernard, federal officials at odds over housing ordinances HUD says discriminate” here.
3-3-11 Read the WWL article “St. Bernard, feds at odds over housing” here.
NEW! 3-4-11 Judge Berrigan issues a Temporary Restraining Order. Read the TRO here.
3-4-11 Read the nola.com article “Judge blocks St. Bernard Parish’s attempt to stop construction of apartments” here.
3-4-11 Read the WDSU article “Judge overrules order issued by St. Bernard president” here.
3-4-11 Read the WWLTV article “Judge says St. Bernard can’t stop mixed-income developments for now” here.
3-5-11 Read the AP article “Judge tells parish to back off in housing dispute” here.
3-11-11 Read Jarvis DeBerry’s editorial “Despite Craig Taffaro’s claim, the feds are not the enemy” here.
3-17-11 Read the Daily Comet article “HUD: St. Bernard Parish breaking civil rights laws” here.
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