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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
LaFHAC Welcome’s our Newest Staff Member, Moe Moore
Help us give a warm welcome to Moe Moore, LaFHAC’s new Education Coordinator! She received her bachelor’s in Anthropology from Louisiana State University and her master’s in Applied Anthropology from Mississippi State University. She has focused her research on disparities in New Orleans based on the intersectionality of race, gender, and sexuality and will use […]
Louisiana Fair Housing Action Center Announces New Executive Director, Ameca Reali
New Orleans, LA- Today, the Louisiana Fair Housing Action Center (LaFHAC) announces the appointment of their new Executive Director, Ameca Reali. LaFHAC is a New Orleans based civil rights non-profit dedicated to enforcing the Fair Housing Act of 1968 and ending housing discrimination and segregation across the state of Louisiana. LaFHAC Board President Sarah Omojola […]
LaFHAC Welcomes Our Newest Staff Member, Ella Catherine Strahan
LaFHAC is pleased to welcome our newest team member, Ella Catherine Strahan, who will be working with us as our policy analyst. They have worked with Southern Solidarity for the past several years, providing direct relief to unhoused New Orleanians. Ella Catherine is very excited to fight for justice with the Louisiana Fair Housing Action Center, […]
Fit for a King 2024 Keynote: Dr. Robert D. Bullard
Register today for LaFHAC’s 17th annual Fit for a King Fair Housing Summit on Friday, January 12th, 2024 from 9:00am – 2:00pm CST. This year there will be both a virtual and an in-person attendance option. Come join us at the New Orleans Jazz Market or watch via livestream. Register here or with the link […]
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