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  • The Mortgage Companies Take and Rob
    That is how Ms. Scott describes her experience with foreclosure. Prior to the pandemic, Ms. Scott made several large payments to her mortgage, but the servicer’s failure to apply funds as received created a delinquency. LaFHAC’s Housing Counseling Department. led by Giazzlyn Duncan, was able to assist Ms. Scott with mortgage support. After years of struggling to make her payments, Ms. Scott was able to avoid foreclosure . Because of your generous […]
  • Jackson, MS Apartment Owner Settles with DOJ After LaFHAC Investigation
    Jackson, MS and New Orleans, LA—Today, the Louisiana Fair Housing Action Center (LaFHAC) announced that a federal court has approved a settlement between LaFHAC testers, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the owners of three apartment complexes, and their property manager in a suburb of Jackson, MS. The suit resulted from a LaFHAC investigation of racial discrimination in the Gulf South, which uncovered the property manager’s refusal to show available […]
  • Healthy Homes Compromise Falls Short, But Includes Important Anti-Retaliation Protection
    NEW ORLEANS, LA—Today, the New Orleans City Council passed an amended version of the Healthy Homes Ordinance. Below is the Louisiana Fair Housing Action Center’s executive director, Cashauna Hill’s, statement on the passage of the ordinance: “The Healthy Homes Ordinance was intended to be the culmination of more than a decade of advocacy to finally protect renters’ health, hold slumlords accountable, and fortify our housing stock against future storms. While […]

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