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Mar 27, 2009
St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana violated the Fair Housing Act (FHA)
http://www.pili-law.org/AlumniSpotlights.htm#lopez The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana issued its ruling that St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana violated the Fair Housing Act (FHA) and a prior consent decree of the court in enacting a moratorium on apartment development in response to a developer proposing low income housing tax credit multifamily housing complexes in St. Bernard. The ruling points out that the moratorium was passed with the intent of, and had the effect of, discriminating against potential minority residents of St. Bernard, which is only 7.6 percent African-American as opposed to neighboring Orleans Parish, which is 67.3 percent African-American. http://www.munsch.com/lists/lt.php?id=MB8GUFRTU1dEUAEHSggDUVZR