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LaFHAC’s response to President Trump and Secretary Carson’s Op-Ed in the Wall Street Journal
In response to President Trump and Secretary Carson’s op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, LaFHAC reaffirms our stance that this administration’s cry to “Protect America’s Suburbs” is based on a racist mischaracterization of the aim of the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) provision of the Fair Housing Act (FHA). The Obama-era AFFH rule aimed to […]
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Gentrification a Growing Threat for Many New Orleans Residents
The National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) released Gentrification and Disinvestment 2020, a report analyzing five-year data from the American Community Survey (ACS) collected during the periods 2008-2012 and 2013-2017 on neighborhood change and gentrification. Read a copy of the full report here.     As COVID-19 poses unprecedented threats to communities and demands many of us […]
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5 Things Congress Paid for Instead of Keeping a Roof Over Our Heads During COVID-19
Some members of our congressional delegation don’t want to spend money on the HEROES Act, which would help us all stay in our homes during COVID-19 and avert the coming eviction avalanche. But those same members gladly spent billions to protect corporations, police departments, and wealthy homeowners in previous budget and relief bills. Budgets are […]
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Minimum Wage is $7.25, but the Housing Wage is $17.48
The National Low-Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) recently published its annual Out of Reach report, that examines the price of a modest two-bedroom apartment in relation to the average wage a resident must make to afford the apartment. This is known as the “Housing Wage.” In Louisiana, the Housing Wage is $17.48 per hour while the minimum […]
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Welcome to our interns!
LaFHAC is excited to welcome our summer interns and law clerks. Learn more about each of them below:  Rebecca Desta is a second year law student at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a Minor in Sociology from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 2017. Her goal is […]
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Bostock v. Clayton County and its Impact on Housing
On June 15th, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects gay, lesbian and transgender workers against employment discrimination. In this landmark ruling, the Court stated that employment discrimination based on sex includes sexual orientation and gender identity. This ruling will protect millions of workers throughout the […]
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Eviction Court is Open. Now What?
- Update about eviction court opening 6/15/2020
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Jane Place Neighborhood Sustainability Initiative’s Report: Unequal Burden, Unequal Risk
Jane Place Neighborhood Sustainability Initiative (JPNSI) has released Unequal Burden, Unequal Risk: Households Headed by Black Women Experience Highest Rates of Eviction, a report analyzing data collected by their Eviction Court Monitoring Project between September 1st, 2019 and March 12th, 2020. Over a total of 29 days—roughly a third of all court sessions held during that […]
lafhac's solidarity letter
Louisiana Fair Housing Action Center stands in solidarity with the protesters across the nation who are demanding accountability in the wake of the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and so many more of our African American family members.  Since the dawn of slavery in the Americas, the police state has always been […]
COVID-19 Housing Resources
LaFHAC is working to stay on top of information regarding COVID-19 as Louisiana learns more about the virus and what public health precautions mean for Louisiana residents. Below are some resources that may be helpful if you’re worried about your housing due to COVID-19 restrictions and closures. FOR HOMEOWNERS: Sales of foreclosed properties have been […]