Attorneys for the commissioners, who all refused to step down, made the case for why they should not have been terminated by parish President John Young.
The four were fired by Young last year after a scathing audit by the Department of Housing and Urban Development Office of Inspector General.
Jefferson Housing Authority attorney Robert Garrity suggested race may have played a role in the decision on who to terminate and who to leave on 9 member board.
HUD found widespread problems with the authority's spending practices, contract irregularities and a failure to explain about $700,000 in expenditures.
A lawsuit filed by the ousted commissioners is expected to be taken up in federal court next Wednesday.
The parish council is expected to reconvene the housing authority hearing on Tuesday, at which time some of the housing commissioners are expected to testify.