Big Win for Renter Protections, Plenty of Work Moving Forward
The Louisiana Legislative Session came to a close Monday after a long spring that included some unfortunate setbacks, as well as a significant win for Louisiana renting families. New Renter Protections Pass the Finish Line!Passing new protections for people who were illegally evicted was LaFHAC’s top priority at the legislature this session, and HB 160 […]
Louisiana Legislature Passes New Penalties for Landlords Who Illegally Evict
BATON ROUGE—Today, the Louisiana Fair Housing Action Center (LaFHAC) celebrated Louisiana’s 1.4 million renters winning new protections when the State Senate unanimously passed HB 160, by Rep. Mandie Landry. The bill would bring Louisiana in line with most other states that punish landlords who change the locks on tenants, toss out their things, or otherwise […]
LaFHAC Welcomes Our Newest Staff Member, Leah Grace O’Brien
Leah Grace O’Brien joins the Louisiana Fair Housing Action Center as the Eviction Defense Intake Specialist. Originally from New England, she has lived and traveled abroad extensively. She moved to New Orleans in 2018 after being accepted to SBP’s AmeriCorps program. Her professional background includes working in disability rights as a legal assistant, and administrative […]
Everything You Need to Know about the Eviction Assistance Program
Earlier this month, the New Orleans City Council unanimously passed a Right to Counsel ordinance. The passage of this legislation creates a permanent framework for the city’s eviction defense program, which the Council previously funded with $2 million for 2022. Here’s a breakdown of what this means for you! What is Right To Counsel? Simply […]
Know Your Rights with Security Deposits
Hey! If you’re a renter in Louisiana, it’s the time of year when lots of students are moving out or looking for new apartments. While more than 50% of New Orleanians are renters landlord-tenant law heavily favors landlords, though LaFHAC and other organizations are working to make it harder to be a discriminatory or unfair […]
New Orleans Joins Growing List of Cities with a Right to Counsel in Eviction Court
NEW ORLEANS—Today, housing advocates and renting families celebrated a major milestone when the New Orleans City Council unanimously passed a Right to Counsel ordinance. The ordinance states that anyone at risk of losing their home in eviction court has a right to an attorney and creates a permanent framework for the program the Council began […]
LaFHAC Welcomes Our Two Newest Team Members, Silas Eames & Jodi Hill
Silas Eames, Education Coordinator. Silas Eames graduated from Tulane University with their Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy with a concentration in Ethics. They were founding VP of Tulane’s transgender and gender nonconforming student organization Gender Exploration Society in 2011, and enjoy board games, cooking, and riding the swan boats in City Park with their wife. They are […]
Be a Housing Hero this GiveNOLA Day!
As we get closer to GiveNOLA Day, we would like to remind people what this day is about – taking small actions to ensure our community prospers. Everyone has something to give; every act of generosity counts. Your gift ensures that we can continue to fight for people like Anthony Richards. Mr. Richards was approved […]
Upcoming Fair Housing Events
This month has many upcoming event to help you celebrate Fair Housing month! Come test your Fair Housing knowledge at our Virtual Fair Housing Trivia Happy Hour Tuesday, April 26th from 5:30pm – 7:00pm. Click here to register for the event and RSVP on Facebook here. In honor of Fair Housing Month, LaFHAC is offering two free virtual […]
Today We Commemorate the Signing of The Fair Housing Act on April 11th, 1968!
The Fair Housing Act, a successor to the Civil Rights Act, had been met with much resistance by the Senate for two years after it was first proposed in 1966. In 1968, after Dr. King was assassinated in Memphis, President Lyndon B. Johnson pushed for the passage of the Fair Housing Act in an effort […]