Slidell Landlord Settles Discrimination Case with Louisiana Fair Housing Action Center
January 14th, 2022 New Orleans, LA—Today, the Louisiana Fair Housing Action Center announced the settlement of a federal family status and racial discrimination lawsuit against Tall Pines, LLC and their manager and rental agent, Carey Rizzuto, in Slidell, Louisiana. The lawsuit alleges that Mr. Rizzuto engaged in a pattern of discrimination against African Americans by […]
Fit For a King 2022 Registration Now Open
LaFHAC is pleased to announce that registration is now open for our 15th annual Fit for a King Fair Housing Summit! The theme this year is “Meeting the Moment: Fair Housing in a Time of Crisis and Possibility”.  The summit will be held virtually via Zoom on Friday, January 28, 2022 from 9am-12:30pm. Please note that the summit will just […]
End of the Year Policy Wins
New Orleans City Council closed out 2021 by unanimously passing two motions that are big wins for affordable housing. First, Council approved the McDonogh 7 school building for an affordable housing development that will largely serve elderly Black New Orleanians in a vibrant, well-resourced neighborhood. Second, Council approved the Neighborhood-Scale Affordable Housing Zoning Amendment, which […]
10 Tips for Avoiding Foreclosure
Worried about foreclosure? Check out these top 10 tips from LaFHAC’s Director of Homeownership Protection Giazzlyn Duncan. For captions, watch the video on our Facebook page here!
A New Rule from HUD Offers Further Protections for Renters in HUD Properties
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has passed an interim rule requiring landlords to provide information on Emergency Rental Assistance Programs (ERA) on all 30-day notices of eviction for nonpayment of rent. The rule went into effect on Monday, November 8th. All eviction notices at covered properties must provide specific information about […]
See Where Candidates Stand on Housing Issues Before You Go to the Polls
In mid-October, the Louisiana Fair Housing Action Center, with our partner Jane Place Neighborhood Sustainability Initiative, hosted housing justice forums for mayoral and city council candidates. We asked candidates in each race tough questions on how they plan to address New Orleans’ ever growing fair and affordable housing needs. To help you navigate their responses […]
Donor Spotlight: Rosa Gomez-Herrin
How did you find out about LaFHAC? I have known about LaFHAC for over a decade, I think I learned about it during the post-Katrina recovery era. With so many nonprofits doing good work in the community, what motivates you to give to LaFHAC?  I have been following LaFHAC for years because of the important work […]
New Report Shows White-Led Neighborhood Groups Perpetuate Segregation
NEW ORLEANS—Today, the Louisiana Fair Housing Action Center released its new report, Delayed Until Downsized or Denied: Neighborhood Associations Lead the Charge Against Affordable Housing and Perpetuate Segregation in New Orleans. The report chronicles how New Orleans elected officials regularly grant unrepresentative, mostly-white neighborhood associations significant power over land use decisions. Since Hurricane Katrina, those […]
LaFHAC & JPNSI to Host Housing Justice Candidate Forums October 11 & 12
We hope you’ll join us for our candidate forums as we hear the candidates address housing justice issues in New Orleans! Monday, October 11th Mayor: Belden “Noonie Man” Batiste, Luke Fontana, Leilani Heno, Johnese Lamar Smith Council District A: Bob Murrell Council District B: Jay Banks, Lesli Harris, Rella Zapletal Council District C: Freddie King […]
Help for Homeowners Impacted by Hurricane Ida
Many families across Southeast Louisiana are beginning the very difficult recovery and rebuilding process after Ida. Our Homeownership Protection Program has put together the following checklist and other key resources for homeowners. We’ll be posting additional resources and updates as they become available to help you navigate this process. If you’re worried you may be facing […]
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