United States v. Housing Authority of Bossier City (W.D. La.)

Overview: 

On September 30, 2016, the United States filed a complaint and a proposed consent decree in United States v. Housing Authority of Bossier City (W.D. La.).  The complaint alleges that the Housing Authority of Bossier City violated the Fair Housing Act by segregating elderly residents in its public housing complexes by race and segregating non-elderly residents in its public housing complexes due to disability.  In the proposed consent decree, the Housing Authority agrees to injunctive relief and to pay $120,000 to compensate residents who were victims of discrimination.

 

Case Open Date: 
Friday, September 30, 2016
Case Name: 
United States v. Housing Authority of Bossier City (W.D. La.)
Topic: 
Civil Rights
Tags: 
Fair Housing Act
FHA
disability
race
segregation
non-elderly
public housing
pattern or practice
apartment
Industry Code: 
None
Component: 
Civil Rights - Housing and Civil Enforcement Section
Updated October 3, 2016