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Everything You Need to Know about the Eviction Assistance Program
Earlier this month, the New Orleans City Council unanimously passed a Right to Counsel ordinance. The passage of this legislation creates a permanent framework for the city’s eviction defense program, which the Council previously funded with $2 million for 2022. Here’s a breakdown of what this means for you! What is Right To Counsel? Simply […]
Know Your Rights with Security Deposits
Hey! If you’re a renter in Louisiana, it’s the time of year when lots of students are moving out or looking for new apartments. While more than 50% of New Orleanians are renters landlord-tenant law heavily favors landlords, though LaFHAC and other organizations are working to make it harder to be a discriminatory or unfair […]
LaFHAC Welcomes Our Two Newest Team Members, Silas Eames & Jodi Hill
Silas Eames, Education Coordinator. Silas Eames graduated from Tulane University with their Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy with a concentration in Ethics. They were founding VP of Tulane’s transgender and gender nonconforming student organization Gender Exploration Society in 2011, and enjoy board games, cooking, and riding the swan boats in City Park with their wife. They are […]
Be a Housing Hero this GiveNOLA Day!
As we get closer to GiveNOLA Day, we would like to remind people what this day is about – taking small actions to ensure our community prospers. Everyone has something to give; every act of generosity counts. Your gift ensures that we can continue to fight for people like Anthony Richards. Mr. Richards was approved […]
Upcoming Fair Housing Events
This month has many upcoming event to help you celebrate Fair Housing month! Come test your Fair Housing knowledge at our Virtual Fair Housing Trivia Happy Hour Tuesday, April 26th from 5:30pm – 7:00pm. Click here to register for the event and RSVP on Facebook here. In honor of Fair Housing Month, LaFHAC is offering two free virtual […]
Today We Commemorate the Signing of The Fair Housing Act on April 11th, 1968!
The Fair Housing Act, a successor to the Civil Rights Act, had been met with much resistance by the Senate for two years after it was first proposed in 1966. In 1968, after Dr. King was assassinated in Memphis, President Lyndon B. Johnson pushed for the passage of the Fair Housing Act in an effort […]
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It’s Fair Housing Month!
This month we celebrate and commemorate the signing of the Fair Housing Act on April 11th, 1968! If it weren’t for this monumental legislation and the sacrifices of courageous activists and communities that made the Fair Housing Act possible, we would not be able to do the work we do everyday here at the Fair […]
LaFHAC Welcomes Our New Paralegal, Veronica Miles
Veronica Miles is LaFHAC’s new paralegal. She graduated from Nunez Community College with her Certificate of Arts and Associate of Arts in Paralegal Studies. She is also a recent graduate of Loyola University where she obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Justice. She has been in the legal field for about 4 years now […]
Looking for Educators Who Care About Housing Justice!
LaFHAC has two exciting opportunities for educators in Louisiana to bring fair housing to their classrooms this year. We are currently distributing our Fair Housing Five youth curriculum for grades 1-4, along with a limited number of free class sets of LaFHAC’s original children’s book The Fair Housing Five and the Haunted House, to educators in Louisiana. You can read […]
Fit For a King 2022 Recap
Thank you so much to everyone who made Fit for a King 2022 a success! If you missed any of it, the recording is available here. Below is a summary of each section with a note about where you can find it in the recording in case you’d like to check out a specific section. 606 Missing Homes: […]