Know Your Rights with Security Deposits
May 10th, 2022 Hey! If you’re a renter in Louisiana, it’s the time of year when lots of students are moving out or looking for new apartments. While more than 50% of New Orleanians are renters landlord-tenant law heavily favors landlords, though LaFHAC and other organizations are working to make it harder to be a […]
New Orleans Joins Growing List of Cities with a Right to Counsel in Eviction Court
May 5th, 2022 NEW ORLEANS—Today, housing advocates and renting families celebrated a major milestone when the New Orleans City Council unanimously passed a Right to Counsel ordinance. The ordinance states that anyone at risk of losing their home in eviction court has a right to an attorney and creates a permanent framework for the program […]
LaFHAC Welcomes Our Two Newest Team Members, Silas Eames & Jodi Hill
May 4th, 2022 Silas Eames, Education Coordinator. Silas Eames graduated from Tulane University with their Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy with a concentration in Ethics. They were founding VP of Tulane’s transgender and gender nonconforming student organization Gender Exploration Society in 2011, and enjoy board games, cooking, and riding the swan boats in City Park with their […]
Be a Housing Hero this GiveNOLA Day!
April 28th, 2022 As we get closer to GiveNOLA Day, we would like to remind people what this day is about – taking small actions to ensure our community prospers. Everyone has something to give; every act of generosity counts. Your gift ensures that we can continue to fight for people like Anthony Richards. Mr. […]
Upcoming Fair Housing Events
April 15th, 2022 This month has many upcoming event to help you celebrate Fair Housing month! Come test your Fair Housing knowledge at our Virtual Fair Housing Trivia Happy Hour Tuesday, April 26th from 5:30pm – 7:00pm. Click here to register for the event and RSVP on Facebook here. In honor of Fair Housing Month, LaFHAC is offering […]
Today We Commemorate the Signing of The Fair Housing Act on April 11th, 1968!
April 11th, 2022 The Fair Housing Act, a successor to the Civil Rights Act, had been met with much resistance by the Senate for two years after it was first proposed in 1966. In 1968, after Dr. King was assassinated in Memphis, President Lyndon B. Johnson pushed for the passage of the Fair Housing Act […]
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It’s Fair Housing Month!
April 4th, 2022 This month we celebrate and commemorate the signing of the Fair Housing Act on April 11th, 1968! If it weren’t for this monumental legislation and the sacrifices of courageous activists and communities that made the Fair Housing Act possible, we would not be able to do the work we do everyday here […]
Court Finds Jerry Kelly Jr. Violated Discrimination Settlement
March 21st, 2022 New Orleans— Today, the Louisiana Fair Housing Action Center (LaFHAC), represented by LaFHAC attorneys and the Tulane Law School Civil Rights & Federal Practice Clinic, announced a U.S. District Court order enforcing a settlement agreement that prohibits New Orleans landlord Jerry Kelly Jr. from having any contact with tenants for ten years […]
LaFHAC Welcomes Our New Paralegal, Veronica Miles
Veronica Miles is LaFHAC’s new paralegal. She graduated from Nunez Community College with her Certificate of Arts and Associate of Arts in Paralegal Studies. She is also a recent graduate of Loyola University where she obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Justice. She has been in the legal field for about 4 years now […]
Lakeview Apartments Settle Criminal Background Discrimination Complaint; Jefferson Parish Apartments Sued for Similar Offense
February 21st, 2022 New Orleans, LA—Today, the Louisiana Fair Housing Action Center (LaFHAC) announced the resolution of a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) complaint against Sailboat Bay Apartments, its management company, and property manager, alleging that the property used a racially discriminatory blanket ban on renting to anyone with a criminal record. […]
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