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Sample email for your landlord
Congress passed a $2 trillion relief bill, but that money won’t be available before many of us have to make rent and utility payments on April 1st. Much of the relief is also one-time payments and we all have recurring expenses. That’s why we’ve created a template for an email or text you can send […]
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Can I be evicted?
Update: Eviction court closed across Louisiana until at least June 15th. 
Why Is The 2020 Census Important During This Covid-19 Pandemic?
The U.S. Census is more than just a head count – it determines how our legislative districts are drawn, voting power in our communities, and how $675 billion in federal dollars will be allocated and invested.  During this unprecedented time, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed… but through these simple actions, you’ll impact your community in […]
UPDATE: LaFHAC closed for in-person appointments until April 30th
Can I be evicted from a hotel during the covid-19 crisis info sheet
Can I be Evicted from a Hotel?
Our partners at Southeast Louisiana Legal Services have put together this handy info sheet about what to do if you’re staying in a hotel and worried about being kicked out. ​
National Low Income Housing Coalition Releases Annual Report with State-Specific Data
On March 10th, the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) released its annual report, The Gap: A Shortage of Affordable Homes . The NLIHC’s report identified a shortage of seven million affordable and available rental homes for extremely low-income renters, which includes folks with incomes at or below the poverty level, or less than 30% […]
NOTICE: LaFHAC will be closed for in-person appointments until March 31st
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Let’s Protect Families From Housing Discrimination
The Fair Housing Act (FHA) protects people from discrimination based on race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability and family status. What exactly does the law mean by “family status?” Family status refers to having children under the age of 18 living with you (or who you are in the process of gaining custody of). […]
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28 Years Ago, New Orleans Banned Krewe Discrimination. What is the City Doing Today?
As February comes to an end and New Orleans celebrates Mardi Gras, LAFHAC is looking back on the Mardi Gras season of 1992. That year, Dorothy Mae Taylor, the first African American woman elected to the Louisiana State Legislature and New Orleans City Council, spearheaded an anti-discrimination ordinance in New Orleans. This ordinance, known informally as […]
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Approval Arrives for Proposed Mixed-Income Development in the Bywater
Following deliberations between New Orleans City Council and members of the Neighbors First for Bywater (NFB) community group, the Housing Authority of New Orleans (HANO) finally received full approval for a proposed development at 4100 Royal Street in the Bywater. This proposed mixed-income development will bring over 130 new housing units to the area, and begin […]
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