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 says, “We are thrilled to welcome Ameca Reali as the next Executive Director of Louisiana Fair Housing Action Center. Ameca is well-known for her commitment to social and racial justice, her firsthand and professional experience fighting for housing justice, and her deep roots in the New Orleans community. We are confident that Ameca will lead LaFHAC to continue its impactful and necessary work while pushing it further and farther.”

As a graduate of Loyola University College of Law, Ms. Reali brings more than 10 years of experience creating sustainable, safe and thriving communities in Louisiana. A dedicated, entrepreneurial advocate, Ms. Reali co-founded and led the Justice and Accountability Center, which developed a mobile expungement clinic model that helped thousands of Louisianans to address the collateral consequences of arrest and conviction and won lower fees and greater access for people filing their own applications. She also served as the New Orleans Programs Officer and then Director of Economic Justice Programs at the Foundation for Louisiana where she oversaw the creation of a funding strategy for making statewide grants and supporting programs and coalitions with a focus on housing, public health, criminal justice, arts and culture. Most recently, Ms. Reali served as the Membership Director at Law for Black Lives, where she spearheaded the development and programs and support network for more than 7,000 lawyers and legal workers committed to using the law and power of organizing to defend, protect, and advance Black liberation across the globe. Ms. Reali is exactly the well-rounded leader needed to sustain and build LaFHAC’s deep impact in Louisiana.

On her new position Ms. Reali stated, “I am humbled to be selected for this role and grateful for the opportunity to work with the staff at LaFHAC and community members to continue the organization’s important work.”

Posted by reneeon 01/02/2024and categorized as Blog, Press Releases, Uncategorized