New Orleans Metro Among Regions Throughout the US Facing Disparities and Increasing Segregation
A recently released report, entitled “The Roots of Structural Racism,” explored segregation in major cities across the United States.  It found that some major cities were more segregated in 2019 than in 1990.  The report also uncovered that highly segregated neighborhoods made up of primarily Black residents faced more financial barriers and hardships than highly […]
CDC Eviction Moratorium – Extended to July 31st
***UPDATE: The CDC issued a new eviction moratorium on August 3rd, which applies to communities with substantial or high risk of COVID-19 transmission and is set to remain in place until October 4th. Please CLICK HERE for detailed information.*** In September 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced a nationwide moratorium on certain evictions. The […]
Summer Festival Box Benefitting LaFHAC
Here is an opportunity to pick up dinner and support fair housing! We are excited and honored to announce our partnership with Good Trouble Network. Good Trouble Network is a coalition of hospitality workers in New Orleans that hosts monthly fundraisers for local social justice and human rights organizations.  Through June 20, you can place […]
Two New Renter Protections Pass in the Legislature!
Thanks to your help, we forced big business lobby groups to the table to negotiate with us, and collectively, we were able to pass two bills to protect renters during this legislative session. The first, HB 375 by Rep. Aimee Adatto Freeman, will ensure survivors of sexual assault can end their leases early and without […]
79 Organizations Call for Council to Support Neighborhood Housing Improvement Fund Reauthorization
NEW ORLEANS—Today, 79 housing developers, neighborhood associations, public health groups, education advocates, criminal justice reform organizations, good government groups, and others came together to call on the New Orleans City Council to support the extension of the Neighborhood Housing Improvement Fund (NHIF) and to place it on the November ballot alongside the fully-funded library millage. […]
In Case You Missed It: Fair Housing Month Events
LaFHAC had a great Fair Housing Month in April.  If you missed any of our events, you can access the recordings below! The Fight to Stay Home: Tenant Organizing in a Pandemic Panel Drop in with LaFHAC for a conversation with tenant organizers from across the country about the current fight against evictions and for […]
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5 Ways to Combat Housing Discrimination When Buying a Home
New York media outlet Newsday spent 3 years investigating how unequal treatment by real estate agents contributes to continued segregation in Long Island.  The investigation indicates that purchasing a home in the largely segregated suburb comes with substantial risk of discrimination and this is true of many other neighborhoods across the country.  To view the […]
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Rental Assistance Resources
Updated 5/07/2021 While the pandemic continues and many families face ongoing financial hardships, some organizations and city governments are providing rental assistance. These funds are limited. Please contact individual organizations below to learn more about their availability and eligibility requirements. Emergency Rental Assistance Programs: Statewide State of Louisiana Emergency Rental Assistance Program: (877) 459-6555 Apply […]
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Settlement of Federal Race Discrimination Lawsuit Against French Quarter Property Management Company
New Orleans, LA—Today, the Louisiana Fair Housing Action Center (LaFHAC) announced the settlement of a federal racial discrimination lawsuit filed against Grundmann Enterprises, LLC and their property management staff. The lawsuit alleges that on multiple occasions the onsite manager, Thomas Pettingill, refused to follow-up with Black prospective renters, quoted them higher rents, or lied about whether […]
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Louisiana Legislative Session Bill 282
This February, HUD affirmed that LGBTQ people are protected under federal housing law.   The Federal Fair Housing Act was signed in 1968 to increase housing equity by making it illegal to discriminate in housing transactions because of someone’s race, color, religion, national origin, sex, or because they have children.   In June of 2020, the Supreme […]