United States v. Housing Authority of Bossier City (W.D. La.)
NOTICE TO POTENTIAL VICTIMS OF HOUSING DISCRIMINATION
BY THE HOUSING AUTHORITY OF BOSSIER CITY
On October 6, 2016, the Housing Authority of Bossier City (“HABC”) settled a lawsuit brought by the United States, United States v. Housing Authority of Bossier City, Civil Action No. 5:16-CV-01376, in the United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana. In that lawsuit, the United States claimed that the HABC violated the federal Fair Housing Act because it discriminated on the basis of race, color, and disability against applicants and residents at the HABC’s public housing complexes.
There is now a court order in place (called a consent order) which provides relief for current or former HABC residents or applicants. For example, if the HABC assigned you or transferred you to a particular housing complex because of your race, color, or disability, you may be able to transfer to another unit at another complex.
In addition, you may be able to receive money to compensate you if the HABC (1) denied you a unit at a particular complex because of your race, color, or disability; (2) delayed in assigning you to a unit because of your race, color, or disability; or (3) refused to transfer you to a particular complex because of your race, color, or disability.
If you believe you have been discriminated against because of race, color, or disability in connection with the Housing Authority of Bossier City, please contact the United States Department of Justice at: 1-800-896-7743, mailbox 9993.
You may also write to:
United States Department of Justice
Civil Rights Division
Housing and Civil Enforcement Section
950 Pennsylvania Ave. NW - G St.
Washington, DC 20530
Attn: DJ# 175-33-168
You must call or write on or before February 3, 2017, and your message or letter must include your name, address, and, if possible, at least TWO telephone numbers or email addresses where you or an emergency contact may be reached.