Shelter criticized for turning away pregnant woman

December 15, 2011
After a woman who was seven months pregnant was turned away from a shelter about a week before Christmas, a fair housing advocate says he is livid.
     Fair housing advocate James Perry is threatening to bring legal action against the New Orleans Mission for the way it handled a situation involving a pregnant woman.
     “It is illegal to deny a person housing because they are pregnant,” Perry said emphatically to WDSU.
     Perry said he plans to bring litigation against the mission for violating the federal Fair Housing Act.