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Single Mothers and Homelessness
Homelessness is a very real problem in the United States.  It is estimated that over 550,000 people are experiencing homelessness at any given time (National Alliance to End Homelessness), and this number does not even include those staying with family members or friends, who may not consider themselves homeless, but have no place else to […]
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Fit for a King 2021: Discrimination is Deadly Day Three Recap
Thursday, January 28th was the third and final day of LaFHAC’s annual fair housing summit, Fit for a King.  This year’s event, Discrimination is Deadly, was the first-ever virtual summit and wrapped up with not one, but two keynote speakers. The session began with a keynote address from Carroll Fife, founding member of Moms4Housing and […]
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Fit for a King 2021: Discrimination is Deadly Day Two Recap
Thursday, January 21st was day two of LaFHAC’s annual fair housing summit, Fit for a King.  This year’s event, Discrimination is Deadly, was the first-ever virtual summit. The session began with a panel entitled “Targeted: Policing, Gentrification, and Housing Injustice.” Participants got to hear from Chancela Al-Mansour of the Housing Rights Center, Professor Bennett Capers […]
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Recap of Day 1 of Fit for a King 2021: Discrimination is Deadly
On Thursday, January 14th, LaFHAC live-streamed day one of its annual fair housing summit, Fit for a King. This year’s event, titled “Discrimination is Deadly,” took place over three weeks in January and was LaFHAC’s first-ever virtual summit.  The day began with a panel entitled “From Red Lines to the Frontlines: COVID Collides with Environmental […]
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LaFHAC’s Executive Director Cashauna Hill’s article “Evictions and the COVID-19 Pandemic”
LaFHAC’s Executive Director, Cashauna Hill, wrote an article for the January/February 2021 issue of Probate & Property, the magazine published by the American Bar Association’s Real Property, Trust and Estates Law section.  An excerpt from “Evictions and the COVID-19 Pandemic” by Cashauna Hill:   “Since mid-March 2020 it seems every day that we have been faced with more crises than […]
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Congress Extends Eviction Moratorium, Funds Rental Assistance
On December 20th, Congress passed a bipartisan COVID-19 relief bill that included an initial one-month extension to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s eviction moratorium, $25 billion to assist landlords and renters, boosted unemployment assistance, and another round of smaller stimulus checks. The previous original eviction moratorium was set to expire on December 31st and would have left 34 […]
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December Update: Homeowner Relief during COVID-19
The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) is extending the foreclosure and eviction moratorium for single family FHA-insured mortgages through February 28, 2021. Single family borrowers with FHA-insured mortgages can request an initial COVID-19 forbearance from their mortgage servicer to defer or reduce their mortgage payments for up to six months (with the option to extended for an additional six months after that). The […]
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LaFHAC Calls on the City of Gretna to Immediately Lift its Ban on Multi-Family Housing Development
On July 8, 2020, the City of Gretna, Louisiana adopted a moratorium on the construction of multifamily housing that may violate the Fair Housing Act. This moratorium came shortly after discussions with developers about plans to create a mixed-use development that would include 141 units of affordable and market rate rental housing on the site […]
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YES on Proposition 3: Support Homes That are Affordable for New Orleanians
We are a city that deeply values the culture and traditions that make us unique and none of that is possible without the people of New Orleans. Unfortunately, COVID-19 has only deepened housing inequality for our residents. The wealthy are making huge profits and luxury home prices continue to rise. Meanwhile, renters and small landlords […]
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LaFHAC Investigation Uncovers Rampant Racial Discrimination and Leads to Federal Lawsuit
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has filed a racial discrimination lawsuit against owners of three apartment complexes and their property manager in a suburb of Jackson, MS. The suit is the result of the property manager’s refusal to show available properties to African Americans and his comparison of one of them to a zoo […]