Louisiana Fair Housing Action Center Announces New Executive Director, Ameca Reali
New Orleans, LA- Today, the Louisiana Fair Housing Action Center (LaFHAC) announces the appointment of their new Executive Director, Ameca Reali. LaFHAC is a New Orleans based civil rights non-profit dedicated to enforcing the Fair Housing Act of 1968 and ending housing discrimination and segregation across the state of Louisiana. LaFHAC Board President Sarah Omojola […]
An Important Update from Cashauna Hill, LaFHAC’s Executive Director
Dear friends, After more than 8 successful years as Executive Director of LaFHAC, I’ll be ending my time with the organization to pursue another opportunity. It has been the honor of my lifetime to serve in this role and to work in community with all of you.   I’m so grateful for all that I’ve […]
Legislative Wrap Up and Veto Override Uncertainty
Louisiana’s 2023 Regular Legislative Session came to a chaotic final adjournment on June 8th with a state budget passed in the final moments before the mandatory end of the legislative session. This capped off a session that should have focused on the financial matters of the state, but instead saw conservative legislators fighting national culture […]
Renters Who Blow the Whistle on Slum Conditions Finally Receive Protections that are Standard in Most Other States
NEW ORLEANS—On July 1st, 2023, the first provisions of the New Orleans Healthy Homes Ordinance, championed by public health and housing advocates last fall, will go into effect. The anti-retaliation section of the ordinance ensures that renters who are current on rent and otherwise in compliance with their lease, can ask for repairs and report […]
Welcome LaFHAC’s New Paralegal, Olivia Klatch
LaFHAC is pleased to welcome our newest team member, Olivia Klatch, who will be working with us as a paralegal. Olivia interned at Southeast Louisiana Legal Services with the housing team before working at a small business law firm. She deeply appreciated working in public interest law and wanted to return to work which directly […]
Domestic Violence is a Housing Justice Issue
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and we want to make sure that anyone in our community who may be experiencing domestic violence knows that they have legal protections when it comes to their housing. Domestic violence and housing go hand in hand. Far too often, survivors of domestic violence are forced to make the […]
Metairie Apartments Settle Case Alleging Discrimination Against Families with Children
New Orleans, LA—Today, the Louisiana Fair Housing Action Center (LaFHAC) announced the settlement of a fair housing discrimination case against J.M. Property Holdings, LLC; Dr. Thao P. Mai; and their former property manager and agent, Tammy Sponberg. The suit, filed in federal court, alleges that the property manager tore up a couple’s rental application after […]
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 […]
Supreme court strikes down moratorium
Last night the United States Supreme Court struck down the CDC’s Eviction Moratorium, which was protecting millions of renters from eviction and communities across the country from the increased community spread of COVID-19 that evictions will cause. If you are facing eviction now that the moratorium has ended, please reach out to us at (504) 596-2100. We also encourage […]