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Fit for a King 2019 Recap
Fit for a King 2019 started with an inspiring opening plenary panel, featuring powerful organizers representing three generations of movement-building in New Orleans. Doratha “Dodie” Smith-Simmons described her work with as a leader with the New Orleans chapter of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE). Barbara Major reminded the audience that building movements is collective […]
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The real Smart Housing Mix is not voluntary
While there’s no debating that New Orleans is in the grip of an affordable housing crisis, there are still some people arguing that more give-aways to real estate developers will somehow correct the problem. Let’s be very clear: including affordable housing in every new housing development or renovation must be the law, not an option […]
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Flashback to 1997
While our upcoming Fit for a King Fair Housing Summit is our 12th annual Fit for a King, GNOFHAC has been hosting fair housing summits for much longer. Before we began hosting Fit for a King in January to honor Dr. Martin Luther King and his influence on the passage of the 1968 Fair Housing Act, GNOFHAC hosted summits each […]
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Get your security deposit back: New law goes into effect Jan. 1, 2019
Has your landlord unlawfully kept your security deposit? In 2018, the Louisiana Legislature passed a new law that raises the penalty for landlords who keep security deposits without good reason. The law increases the amount a tenant can receive if they win their case to three times the amount of the stolen deposit. How does […]
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Join the Fight for Fair Housing
When I first came across the job description for the Community Engagement Coordinator at the Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center, I was immediately interested. Upon further research, I fell in love with the mission of GNOFHAC and felt qualified and confident in the position’s responsibilities: social media, web design, and educational outreach via […]
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Single mom of five priced out of New Orleans
New Orleans is a city of neighborhoods, so when Danira Ford talks about “home,” she means the Gentilly neighborhood. Ford has spent most of her life in Gentilly: growing up on Pressburg Street in a family home, attending F.W. Gregory Junior High School and graduating from John F. Kennedy Senior High School. “I’m from Gentilly […]
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What is the Homeownership Protection Project?
In the chaotic days following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, many homeowners had a difficult time figuring out what resources were available to help them rebuild their damaged homes. In order to help homeowners navigate the bureaucratic maze, GNOFHAC and the National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA) launched the Hurricane Relief Project in April 2006. In 2007, […]
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GNOFHAC welcomes Diane Nash to Fit for a King 2019
We’re thrilled to welcome Diane Nash as the Keynote Speaker for Fit for a King 2019. You won’t want to miss your chance to hear from this legendary Civil Rights leader and strategist! Learn more about the conference and register here. A Chicago native who had never experienced segregation in public accommodations before moving to the […]
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Stating the Unsaid: Sexual Harassment in Housing
The #MeToo movement has drawn attention to the lasting effects that sexual harassment and assault have on survivors. From the workplace to public spaces, survivors are sharing their stories and voicing their experiences. An area that has not received as much attention, however, is the sexual harassment and assault that takes place in the home. […]
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Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Know How You’re Protected Under the Law
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and in Louisiana, one of the states with the highest rates of female homicide victims, there is an especially urgent need for awareness and action. Domestic violence and housing go hand in hand. Far too often, survivors of domestic violence are forced to make the decision between their safety […]