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Cashauna Hill Joins President Obama, Discusses Geography of Opportunity in New Orleans
NEW ORLEANS – Today, Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center (GNOFHAC) Executive Director Cashauna Hill joined U.S. President Barack Obama, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, and a small group of community advocates at a roundtable discussion of ongoing challenges facing the City of New Orleans. The President, who is in town to commemorate the 10th Anniversary […]
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GNOFHAC Welcomes President Obama’s Renewed Commitment To Ending Housing Segregation
NEW ORLEANS – Wednesday, July 8, the Obama Administration released new regulations that can provide important pathways to opportunity for New Orleans residents. The new fair housing regulation – aimed at promoting diverse, inclusive communities and overcoming the negative effects of segregation – was issued today by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development […]
Fair Housing Settles Housing Discrimination Complaint
NEW ORLEANS – The Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center (GNOFHAC) has settled a fair housing complaint filed with the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development and a federal lawsuit against Lakeview property-owner Jeff Crosby. The HUD complaint and the federal lawsuit alleged that Crosby violated the federal Fair Housing Act by discriminating […]
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A LANDMARK Fair Housing victory at the Supreme Court!
President Obama recently said in an interview that racism is no longer “just a matter of overt discrimination.” Today, the United States Supreme Court announced a landmark 5-4 ruling ensuring that we have the tools to fight back against housing discrimination in all its forms. The decision in Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. The Inclusive […]
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Substantial Wins Despite a Tough Year: GNOFHAC’s Wrap of the 2015 Legislative Session
The 2015 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature adjourned Sine Die yesterday, with some significant gains for Fair Housing. The hard work paid off with the passage of two bills establishing housing protections for victims of domestic violence and the death of a third that would have institutionalized discrimination against LGBT people and struck religious protections. After two + […]
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SB 174: A Historic Victory in Louisiana
Monika Gerhart-Hambrick (GNOFHAC), Beth Meeks (LCADV), Senate President Pro Tempore Sharon Weston Broome, Kim Sport (United Way), and Charmaine Caccioppi (United Way) This morning, thanks to supporters like you, the Louisiana Legislature passed a bill to protect victims of domestic violence from unnecessary evictions. I’m thrilled to report that the bill- the first of its kind […]
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Mortgage Giant Fannie Mae Accused of Racial Discrimination in 34 U.S. Metro Areas
NFHA and 19 Civil Rights Groups File HUD Complaint Over Neglected Foreclosures WASHINGTON, D.C. —  Wednesday, May 13, the National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA) and 19 local fair housing organizations announced the filing with HUD of a housing discrimination complaint against Fannie Mae, one of the largest owners of foreclosed homes in the United States.  The […]
Fair Housing Action Center Announces New Director
The Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center (GNOFHAC), a private nonprofit organization dedicated to ending housing discrimination in Louisiana, is pleased to announce the selection of Cashauna Hill, Esq., as its new Executive Director.  Ms. Hill was selected by GNOFHAC’s Board of Directors to succeed outgoing Executive Director James Perry, who has led the […]
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Fair Housing Center Applauds Council Members for Listening to Community Concerns; Urges Legislation
During a hearing of the Community Development Committee this afternoon, Councilmembers listened to the concerns of a broad array of community members about the widespread problem of poor conditions in New Orleans rental homes. Individuals and organizations including tenants and landlords testified about their frustrations with the current under-resourced and complaint driven system for code […]
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Fair Housing Center Joins Rally at Supreme Court to Protect the Fair Housing Act
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the Supreme Court will hear Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. The Inclusive Communities Project, a case that could threaten the long-standing legal theory of disparate impact, which has protected all Americans from discrimination for decades. James Perry, Executive Director of the Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center (GNOFHAC), […]
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