Fair Housing Center Wins Lawsuit Against St. Bernard Parish; Parish Must Rescind Moratorium

On March 25, 2009, the Honorable Judge Helen G. Berrigan granted the Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center’s (GNOFHAC) motion seeking enforcement of a Consent Order entered on February 7, 2008 in Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center v. St. Bernard Parish et al, Case No. 06-7185, United States District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana.

The February 27, 2008 Consent Order resolved GNOFHAC’s challenge to a multi-family moratorium St. Bernard enacted immediately after Hurricane Katrina, as well as an ordinance that restricted the rental of single-family residences in St. Bernard Parish to those related by blood to the owner of the property.

3-25-09 Read the full press release here.

3-25-09 Read the Judge’s decision here.

3-25-09 Read the Times Picayune article “Federal judge rules against St. Bernard Parish in multi-family housing lawsuit” here.

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Posted by decubingon 03/25/2009and categorized as Blog, Press Releases, Uncategorized