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.
8-22-09 Read the Nola.com 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.
8-31-09 Read the Nola.com editorial “Defiant on Fair Housing” here.
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