Graphic reading: June is National Homeownership Month, but not every Louisiana family has equal access to buying a safe, stable home. In 2020, 4 Louisiana cities topped the list for inequality in mortgage lending. Is your hometown on the list?
Hammond, La. has Highest Disparity in Mortgage Denials for Black Homebuyers
Homeownership is an important defense against gentrification, and is often a way for families to build wealth and equity. Owning the home where you usually live offers a much greater degree of stability than renting. June is National Homeownership Month, and we’d like to highlight that for many families in Louisiana, this stability is out […]
Big Win for Renter Protections, Plenty of Work Moving Forward
June 10th, 2022 The Louisiana Legislative Session came to a close Monday after a long spring that included someunfortunate setbacks, as well as a significant win for Louisiana renting families. New Renter Protections Pass the Finish Line!Passing new protections for people who were illegally evicted was LaFHAC’s top priority at thelegislature this session, and HB […]
Louisiana Legislature Passes New Penalties for Landlords Who Illegally Evict
June 2, 2022 BATON ROUGE—Today, the Louisiana Fair Housing Action Center (LaFHAC) celebrated Louisiana’s 1.4 million renters winning new protections when the State Senate unanimously passed HB 160, by Rep. Mandie Landry. The bill would bring Louisiana in line with most other states that punish landlords who change the locks on tenants, toss out their […]
LaFHAC Welcomes Our Newest Staff Member, Leah Grace O’Brien
May 27th, 2022 Leah Grace O’Brien joins the Louisiana Fair Housing Action Center as the Eviction Defense Intake Specialist. Originally from New England, she has lived and traveled abroad extensively. She moved to New Orleans in 2018 after being accepted to SBP’s AmeriCorps program. Her professional background includes working in disability rights as a legal […]
Everything You Need to Know about the Eviction Assistance Program
May 20th, 2022 Earlier this month, the New Orleans City Council unanimously passed a Right to Counsel ordinance. The passage of this legislation creates a permanent framework for the city’s eviction defense program, which the Council previously funded with $2 million for 2022. Here’s a breakdown of what this means for you! What is Right […]
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 […]
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