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. Richards was approved for an apartment in Baton Rouge, paid a deposit, and was allowed to move in before his background check came through. After he moved in, a 20-year-old conviction came up on the background check and the property manager informed him that he and his 4-year-old son had to leave their home in three days. LaFHAC’s legal team worked with Mr. Richards to inform his apartment complex about the disparate impact of criminal background screening policies that ban people with convictions. Mr. Richards should not have been penalized because of the property manager’s error, and even without the error, he should have been afforded an opportunity to explain his circumstances after the background check revealed the decades-old conviction. LaFHAC’s intervention on Mr. Richards’ behalf resulted in his continued access to safe and affordable housing.
LaFHAC needs your help to continue to combat illegal discrimination! Here are three different ways that you can help us reach our fundraising goals this GiveNOLA Day:
We’re counting on your support this year. Thank you, as always, for being part of our community!