Thank you for a Stellar Fair Housing Month
Another year, another year of celebrating Fair Housing month. We would like to extend our gratitude to all those who helped make this year’s Fair Housing Month a success! Whether you participated in one or all of our several events, liked or shared our social media, or made charitable donations, your participation and support were […]
Save the Date for Three Fair Housing Month Events
It’s officially Fair Housing Month! Be sure to mark your calendars for our community events: -Small Landlord Training: Thursday 4/11-Game Night: Wednesday 4/17-Community BBQ: Thursday 4/25 More info coming soon!
City Councilmembers Extend Ban on Multi-Family Housing
In a controversial decision, City Councilmembers voted last Thursday to extend a ban on multi-family housing in English Turn for another six months. The interim zoning district passed in 2023 and was set to expire this month, while facing interest from the Department of Justice in a federal lawsuit alleging discriminatory practices. LaFHAC continues to […]
7 Steps Towards More Equitable Criminal Background Screening in Housing
Inequitable background screenings are a microcosm of the ways the criminal justice system has failed marginalized communities, creating negative feedback loops instead of protecting the communities they were put in place to serve. In America, there is no question that BIPOC face inequality in many forms, including a very prominent history of over-policing by the […]
New Orleans Short-term Rental Laws Upheld in Court
On Wednesday, a federal judge upheld almost all aspects of New Orleans’ short-term rental laws that placed limits on vacation rentals in residential areas of the city. The city sustained a seven-month-long unregulated market without any residential short-term rental enforcement, and last month, there were 5,710 listings on Airbnb and other sites, compared to only […]
LaFHAC Honors Heroes of the Civil Rights Movement
This Black History Month, LaFHAC honors heroes of the Civil Rights Movement. ⁠ LaFHAC Commemorates A. Philip Randolph Alongside Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., A. Philip Randolph was one of the principal organizers of the historic 1963 March on Washington, which brought over 200,000 people to Washington to protest segregation and disenfranchisement. Throughout his career, […]
Foreclosure Intervention Services Update
Due to staff capacity, for the foreseeable future our foreclosure intervention services will be limited in availability. We have restricted Foreclosure Intervention Counseling Intakes to once per week on Fridays at 2pm. Counseling sessions are available via phone, in-person, or virtual platform. To schedule an appointment, please contact us via email ( or telephone 504-596-2100. […]
Fit For a King 2024 Recording Live
Thank you to everyone who participated in this year Fit For a King Fair Housing Summit. Weren’t able to join? No problem! You can watch the recording of the summit on our Facebook page or with the link below. See you next year!
Phasing Out Unhealthy Homes: Information for Landlords and Tenant Protections.
Photo Courtesy of David Grunfeld,  After over a decade of New Orleans’ renters demanding safe and healthy standards for rental properties, the City of New Orleans’ Healthy Homes program became effective on January 1, 2024. The Healthy Homes Program is accepting applications from landlords of properties with more than 50 rental units. All landlords […]
Welcoming LaFHAC’s New Executive Director Ameca Reali
We are thrilled to announce the appointment of LaFHAC’s new Executive Director, Ameca Reali. A graduate of Loyola University College of Law, Ms. Reali has lived and worked in Louisiana for more than a decade, creating sustainable, safe, and thriving communities.  We got the chance to speak with her about her new role. Q: What […]