[StBernard] Group calls St. Bernard Parish multi-family housing moratorium disciminatory

Westley Annis Westley at da-parish.com
Fri Dec 19 22:21:07 EST 2008

It is indeed liberal, minorities and New Orleans's attempt to "darken" St.
Bernard's shores simply for the sole purpose of putting St. Bernard into
living arrangements of "minority superiority".

Consider this: These groups will not stop until St. Bernard Parishioners
have removed themselves from their homelands to other areas of the country
and hereby have "annexed" da Parish to New Orleans as Hitler annexed Austria
to Germany. "Let it be written, so let it be done".

It's a prophecy that will be fulfilled (according to the Fair Housing Center
and the N'awins crowd of perpetrators).

Pitiful. Please be prepared for the outcome.


Group calls St. Bernard Parish multi-family housing moratorium disciminatory
by The Times-Picayune
Thursday December 18, 2008, 6:41 PM
A fair-housing group is asking a federal judge to overturn St. Bernard
Parish's moratorium on multi-family developments of five or more units.

In a motion filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in New Orleans, the
Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center says the moratorium violates
the federal fair housing act because it targets minorities. The group said
in a news release that the moratorium has a "disproportionate impact" on
minorities because prior to Hurricane Katrina 20 percent of white residents
were renters, compared to 45 percent of black residents and 31 percent of
Hispanic residents.

The St. Bernard Parish Council approved the one-year moratorium in
September. Parish officials have said the moratorium was put in place while
the parish revises its building codes.

The fair housing group says that the council's moratorium violates a
February consent order that settled the Fair Housing Action Center's lawsuit
against the parish challenging the council's September 2006 adoption of a
restrictive home rental ordinance. That ordinance required council approval
for owners to rent single-family homes that were not rentals prior to
Hurricane Katrina to anyone who was not a blood relative of the owner. The
council amended the ordinance in December 2006 to remove the blood-relative

In the settlement, the parish did not admit guilt but agreed to pay $32,500
in damages and $123,772 in attorney's fees.

U.S. District Judge Sarah Vance in August upheld the parish's amended home
rental ordinance, ruling in the parish's favor in a separate lawsuit brought
by a group of property investors.

Lucia Blacksher, an attorney for the fair housing group, said the motion
filed Thursday asks U.S. District Judge Ginger Berrigan, who handled the
suit stemming from the rental ordinance, to enforce the consent order.
Provident Realty Advisors Inc., a developer that wants to build four
multi-family housing units, also seeks to intervene in the case.

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