Today, the New Orleans City Council will host a citywide meeting to hear from residents about reducing blight in New Orleans. The special meeting of the City Council’s Housing and Human Needs Committee will take place at 4:00 p.m. in the City Council chamber located at 1300 Perdido Street.
The Fair Housing Center, in concert with residents from every council district as well as other housing organizations, will call on the Council to combat blight by addressing occupied rental housing that fails to meet code. The Center is committed to insuring that all renters have safe, decent affordable housing and recommends the following:
GNOFHAC Executive Director James Perry comments “A community’s health, vitality, and prosperity can be measured by the condition of the structures people call home, and we hope that city officials will jump at the opportunity to transform a legacy of substandard housing by taking an affirmative, rather than complaint driven approach to rental code enforcement.”
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