ST. BERNARD PARISH, LOUISIANA, AGREES TO $2.5 MILLION SETTLEMENT TO RESOLVE HOUSING DISCRIMINATION LAWSUITS

    ST. BERNARD PARISH, LOUISIANA, AGREES TO $2.5 MILLION SETTLEMENT TO RESOLVE HOUSING DISCRIMINATION LAWSUITS

    WASHINGTON, DC – May 13, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — The Justice Department and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)announced today that St. Bernard Parish, La., has agreed to a settlement valued at more than $2.5 million to resolve separate lawsuits by the United States and private plaintiffs alleging that the parish sought to restrict rental housing to African Americans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

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    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is the nation’s housing agency committed to increasing homeownership, particularly among minorities; creating affordable housing opportunities for low-income Americans; and supporting the homeless, elderly, people with disabilities and people living with AIDS. The Department also promotes economic and community development, and enforces the nation’s fair housing laws.

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    Brian Sullivan
    (202) 708-0685

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