St. Bernard sued for housing discrimination against African-Americans

St. Bernard sued for housing discrimination against African-Americans

St. Bernard sued for housing discrimination against African-Americans

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Posted on February 1, 2012 at 8:42 AM

Updated Wednesday, Feb 1 at 11:21 AM

ST. BERNARD PARISH, La. - The U.S. Department of Justice is suing St. Bernard Parish for discrimination for allegedly limiting rental housing for African-Americans after Hurricane Katrina.

The lawsuit claims that St. Bernard Parish repeatedly tried to block development of affordable apartment complexes, and that it also set up a difficult approval process for single-family rentals and eliminated multi-family housing across much of the parish.

Parish President David Peralta has not commented on the lawsuit, which involves ordinances and zoning regulations enacted under previous administrations.

 

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