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LaFHAC Welcomes Our Newest Staff Member, Kennedy LeJeune
Kennedy LeJeune is an Eviction Defense Staff Attorney with Louisiana Fair Housing Action Center (LaFHAC). He was licensed in September 2020 and is a recent graduate of Southern University Law Center. Prior to attending law school, Kennedy received his Bachelor’s in English Literature from Southeastern Louisiana University in 2016. He currently resides in Baton Rouge […]
Governor John Bel Edwards Signs New Eviction Protections into Law
Louisiana tenants officially have new protections! Just in time for peak hurricane season, tenant advocates and LaFHAC staff joined Governor Edwards and Rep. Mandie Landry to celebratenew protections going into effect for families who face illegal evictions, especially after storms. Thank you to renters who shared their stories, Rep. Landry and her coauthors, and Governor […]
New Protections Against Illegal Evictions Go into Effect August 1st
Attention Louisiana renters: you have new rights and protections starting August 1st. This past legislative session, LaFHAC worked with our partners and supporters to help pass legislation that protects Louisiana renters from illegal evictions, including after hurricanes and other disasters. There are three key protections in this new law: First, renters whose landlords change their […]
LaFHAC’s Southwest Louisiana Eviction Defense Project Ends July 31, 2022
LaFHAC’s Southwest Louisiana Eviction Defense Project will be closing at the end of this week and LaFHAC will no longer be offering eviction defense services in the Acadiana region. We will, however, still be providing eviction defense services to tenants in Orleans and Jefferson Parishes. LaFHAC would like to thank Amber Mason for all of […]
Top 10 Tips for Homeowners to Prepare for Hurricane Season
It’s that time of the year again. Be sure to check out these tips presented by LaFHAC’s Director of Housing Counseling Giazzlyn Duncan to help you get prepared. For captions, click here to watch via Facebook video.
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
The Louisiana Legislative Session came to a close Monday after a long spring that included some unfortunate 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 the legislature this session, and HB 160 […]
LaFHAC Welcomes Our Newest Staff Member, Leah Grace O’Brien
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 assistant, and administrative […]
Everything You Need to Know about the Eviction Assistance Program
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 To Counsel? Simply […]
Know Your Rights with Security Deposits
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 discriminatory or unfair […]
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