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 ignoring her complaints about a maintenance worker who was harassing, assaulting and threatening her in a sexual manner. The Housing Authority’s inaction resulted in severe emotional distress for Ms. Banks and her children. The suit prays for injunctive relief and damages to compensate Ms. Banks and other possible victims.
4-7-11 Read the full press release here.
4-7-11 Read the complaint here.
4-7-11 Read the fact sheet here.
4-7-11 Download the press kit here.
4-7-11 Click here to view photos and video from the press conference as they become available.
4-7-11 Read the Shreveport Times article “Lawsuit claims Bossier Housing Authority violated fair housing law” here.
4-8-11 Read the Bossier Press-Tribune article “Suit filed against housing authority” here.
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