Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin takes swipes at St. Bernard Parish Housing Discrimination

Recalling New Orleans in the days after Hurricane Katrina as “surrounded by evil and ill intentions,” former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin takes direct aim at public officials in Jefferson and St. Bernard parishes and in Gretna in the latest excerpt of his self-published memoir, which is slated for release June 22.

We had St. Bernard officials block a critical road by the lower ninth ward before Katrina hit that created a barrier for escape and impeded floodwater drainage. They would subsequently pass an ordinance that prohibited people of color from renting in St. Bernard.”

Read more at NOLA.com

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About Bob Voelker

Head of the Munsch Hardt (Dallas law firm) Hospitality & Mixed Use Development Group, and former developer of affordable housing. I'm i
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