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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 […]
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GNOFHAC Lawsuit Against St. Bernard Parish Goes to Court
Testimony began on March 11, 2009 in lawsuit challenging St. Bernard Parish multi-family housing moratorium. 3-11-09 Read the Times Picayune press coverage here. 3-13-09 Read the Times PIcayune article “Housing dispute in the hands of judge” here. Comments are closed.
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Fair Housing Center Seeks Repeal of St. Bernard Multi-Family Moratorium
The Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center (GNOFHAC) filed a motion today seeking enforcement of a Consent Order entered on February 27, 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. GNOFHAC’s motion alleges that St. Bernard […]
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GNOFHAC Secures Attorneys Fees from St. Bernard Parish
St. Bernard Parish must pay $123,771.92 in fees and costs to attorneys representing the Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center (GNOFHAC) and an individual plaintiff pursuant to a court order issued in Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center v. St. Bernard Parish et al, Case No. 06-7185, United States District Court, Eastern District […]
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Federal Judge Blocks Rental Ordinance
A federal judge has issued a temporary restraining order prohibiting St. Bernard Parish from enforcing an ordinance requiring special permits to rent out houses that weren’t rentals before Hurricane Katrina. U.S. District Court Judge Sarah Vance’s order bars the parish from evicting dozens of tenants by shutting off utilities at homes rented by a group […]
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Lawsuit Challenges St. Bernard Permissive Use Ordinance
A group of out-of-state investors who bought and renovated 80 flood-damaged homes in St. Bernard Parish has filed a lawsuit to overturn a parish ordinance requiring special permits to rent the homes. 3-23-08 Read the Time Picayune article “Lawsuit seeks to evict rent rules” here. Comments are closed.
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GNOFHAC Settles Lawsuit Against St. Bernard Parish
On February 28, 2008, the Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center announced the settlement of its lawsuit against St. Bernard Parish regarding a discriminatory local ordinance. St. Bernard Parish has agreed to pay a $32,500 settlement over a 2006 ordinance, since repealed, that restricted the rental of a home to blood relatives of the […]
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St. Bernard Parish Agrees to Halt Enforcement of Discriminatory Ordinance
On November 13, 2006, St. Bernard Parish agreed to suspend enforcement of a September 2006 ordinance barring single-family homeowners from renting to anyone except blood relatives without the special permission of the Parish Council. The agreement comes on the heels of the filing of a motion for preliminary injunction last week by the Greater New […]
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Fair Housing Center Files Suit Against St. Bernard Parish
The Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center (GNOFHAC) filed suit this morning against St. Bernard Parish in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. The suit prays for a permanent injunction restraining St. Bernard Parish from enforcing its single-family and blood-relative ordinances. GNOFHAC will host a news conference at 1:00 […]
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GNOFHAC Calls on St. Bernard Parish to Repeal Discriminatory Ordinance, May Ban Non-White Renters
The Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center (GNOFHAC) calls on St. Bernard Parish to repeal a discriminatory ordinance recently passed by the Parish Council. According to the St. Bernard Parish website, “Except with a special permit, owners who weren’t previously renting out a single-family residence in R-1 zones will now be prohibited from doing […]
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