This morning’s New York Times has an Op-Ed about HUD’s proposed action regarding housing discrimination by the government of St. Bernard Parish, LA.
Time Runs Out for St. Bernard Parish
It has taken far too long, but the Department of Housing and Urban Development has finally intervened in an outrageous case of housing discrimination by the government of St. Bernard Parish, an overwhelmingly white district adjacent to New Orleans.
Since 2006, in defiance of the Fair Housing Act and several federal court orders, the local government has restricted construction of affordable housing developments with the clear intent of keeping African-American residents out of the district. HUD has now threatened to strip the parish of $91 million in federal aid unless it repeals discriminatory ordinances and complies with the law. […]
Full Text at the New York Times.