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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 […]
Op-Ed: African Americans more likely to die from COVID-19, less likely to get counted in Census
LaFHAC’s Policy Analyst, Karléh Wilson, wrote an Op-Ed for The Lens about the importance of the 2020 Census for African Americans and its role in addressing the inequalities that the COVID-19 crisis has exposed.  The coronavirus has disproportionately claimed African American lives nationwide, unmasking structural racism that continues to deepen disparities in healthcare trends and life […]
Louisiana’s Economy Will be the Hardest Hit by COVID-19; the Census is Essential to our Recovery
The website WalletHub recently performed an analysis of state economies most exposed to the coronavirus and Louisiana ranked number one. With the coronavirus showing no signs of stopping soon, the 2020 Census may be our best defense to the economic fallout. The WalletHub study looked at highly impacted industries, like Accommodations and Food Services or Arts, Entertainment, […]
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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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