In Case You Missed It: Fair Housing Month Events
LaFHAC had a great Fair Housing Month in April.  If you missed any of our events, you can access the recordings below! The Fight to Stay Home: Tenant Organizing in a Pandemic Panel Drop in with LaFHAC for a conversation with tenant organizers from across the country about the current fight against evictions and for […]
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5 Ways to Combat Housing Discrimination When Buying a Home
New York media outlet Newsday spent 3 years investigating how unequal treatment by real estate agents contributes to continued segregation in Long Island.  The investigation indicates that purchasing a home in the largely segregated suburb comes with substantial risk of discrimination and this is true of many other neighborhoods across the country.  To view the […]
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Rental Assistance Resources
Updated 5/07/2021 While the pandemic continues and many families face ongoing financial hardships, some organizations and city governments are providing rental assistance. These funds are limited. Please contact individual organizations below to learn more about their availability and eligibility requirements. Emergency Rental Assistance Programs: Statewide State of Louisiana Emergency Rental Assistance Program: (877) 459-6555 Apply […]
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Settlement of Federal Race Discrimination Lawsuit Against French Quarter Property Management Company
New Orleans, LA—Today, the Louisiana Fair Housing Action Center (LaFHAC) announced the settlement of a federal racial discrimination lawsuit filed against Grundmann Enterprises, LLC and their property management staff. The lawsuit alleges that on multiple occasions the onsite manager, Thomas Pettingill, refused to follow-up with Black prospective renters, quoted them higher rents, or lied about whether […]
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Louisiana Legislative Session Bill 282
This February, HUD affirmed that LGBTQ people are protected under federal housing law.   The Federal Fair Housing Act was signed in 1968 to increase housing equity by making it illegal to discriminate in housing transactions because of someone’s race, color, religion, national origin, sex, or because they have children.   In June of 2020, the Supreme […]
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Housing Protections for Survivors
Sexual and domestic violence can have a negative impact on housing stability for families across the country.  While women make up the majority of survivors, people of all genders can be subjected to these types of abuse.  It is important for survivors to know their rights when it comes to housing, and for us to […]
Smiling young girl in pink toy car with arms up. Her mother is behind her with her arms up in joy as well. Arielle Butler and her daughter, who were denied an apartment in Zachary, LA due to an eviction record
Louisiana Legislative Session
The Louisiana Legislature begins a new session today, April 12th, and there’s some important things to weigh in on.  THE GOOD NEWS: Rep. Aimee Adatto Freeman is bringing a bill to ensure no one is denied a home because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. We’ll be sure to let you know how to […]
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April is Fair Housing Month
April is Fair Housing Month! Here at LaFHAC, we fight discrimination and segregation and work to makes sure families have access to safe and affordable housing in neighborhoods of opportunity.  LaFHAC can assist with foreclosure prevention, provide legal services for those who have experienced housing discrimination, provide eviction defense, and educate community members about their […]
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National Low Income Housing Coalition Releases “The Gap: A Shortage of Affordable Rental Homes”
Earlier this month the National Low Income Housing Coalition released a report on the availability of affordable rental units in each state and 50 major metropolitan areas across the county.  The report, entitled “The Gap: A Shortage of Affordable Rental Homes,” found that not a single state has an adequate supply of rental housing that […]
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CDC Eviction Moratorium – Extended to July 31st
- Updated 03/27/21 with June extension details - Explanation of the CDC's eviction moratorium and what it means for tenants - Link to "declaration" letter template
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