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Bostock v. Clayton County and its Impact on Housing
On June 15th, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects gay, lesbian and transgender workers against employment discrimination. In this landmark ruling, the Court stated that employment discrimination based on sex includes sexual orientation and gender identity. This ruling will protect millions of workers throughout the […]
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Eviction Court is Open. Now What?
- Update about eviction court opening 6/15/2020
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Jane Place Neighborhood Sustainability Initiative’s Report: Unequal Burden, Unequal Risk
Jane Place Neighborhood Sustainability Initiative (JPNSI) has released Unequal Burden, Unequal Risk: Households Headed by Black Women Experience Highest Rates of Eviction, a report analyzing data collected by their Eviction Court Monitoring Project between September 1st, 2019 and March 12th, 2020. Over a total of 29 days—roughly a third of all court sessions held during that […]
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Louisiana Fair Housing Action Center stands in solidarity with the protesters across the nation who are demanding accountability in the wake of the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and so many more of our African American family members.  Since the dawn of slavery in the Americas, the police state has always been […]
COVID-19 Housing Resources
LaFHAC is working to stay on top of information regarding COVID-19 as Louisiana learns more about the virus and what public health precautions mean for Louisiana residents. Below are some resources that may be helpful if you’re worried about your housing due to COVID-19 restrictions and closures. FOR HOMEOWNERS: Sales of foreclosed properties have been […]
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What the Federal Stimulus Plan Means for Housing
The federal government has agreed on a stimulus plan to help combat the financial crisis expected as a result of COVID-19 shutdowns and precautions across the country. But what does the $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act mean for people and their housing? Foreclosures CARES prevents foreclosures for all federally-backed mortgages […]
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Tips for Landlords During COVID-19
- How landlords can help tenants stay safe and have access to the things they need to stay housed and thrive in the future
Know Your Rights: Fair Housing & COVID-19
- Facts about fair housing rights during the COVID-19 pandemic and what to do if you believe your rights are violated.
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History of Neighborhood Segregation Shows During Pandemic
An article published April 20th on  shed light on the large disparities in infection rates between predominantly black and predominantly white neighborhoods in the Greater New Orleans Area. These findings were based on recent reports released by the Louisiana Department of Health, which organized case rates based on U.S. census tract. This categorization allows for […]
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Advocacy Groups Release Comprehensive Roadmap to an Equitable COVID-19 Response and Recovery
Louisiana advocacy organizations and nonprofits release comprehensive list of policy demands and ideas to help guide Gov. Edwards, state legislators, local officials, and other public and private stakeholders to develop a racially and economically equitable COVID-19 response and recovery. NEW ORLEANS, LA | April 13, 2020—According to a recent article in the Advocate newspaper, Black people accounted for […]
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