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It’s Fair Housing Month!
This month we celebrate and commemorate the signing of the Fair Housing Act on April 11th, 1968! If it weren’t for this monumental legislation and the sacrifices of courageous activists and communities that made the Fair Housing Act possible, we would not be able to do the work we do everyday here at the Fair […]
Court Finds Jerry Kelly Jr. Violated Discrimination Settlement
New Orleans— Today, the Louisiana Fair Housing Action Center (LaFHAC), represented by LaFHAC attorneys and the Tulane Law School Civil Rights & Federal Practice Clinic, announced a U.S. District Court order enforcing a settlement agreement that prohibits New Orleans landlord Jerry Kelly Jr. from having any contact with tenants for ten years after allegations of […]
LaFHAC Welcomes Our New Paralegal, Veronica Miles
Veronica Miles is LaFHAC’s new paralegal. She graduated from Nunez Community College with her Certificate of Arts and Associate of Arts in Paralegal Studies. She is also a recent graduate of Loyola University where she obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Justice. She has been in the legal field for about 4 years now […]
Lakeview Apartments Settle Criminal Background Discrimination Complaint; Jefferson Parish Apartments Sued for Similar Offense
New Orleans, LA—Today, the Louisiana Fair Housing Action Center (LaFHAC) announced the resolution of a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) complaint against Sailboat Bay Apartments, its management company, and property manager, alleging that the property used a racially discriminatory blanket ban on renting to anyone with a criminal record. In January of […]
Looking for Educators Who Care About Housing Justice!
LaFHAC has two exciting opportunities for educators in Louisiana to bring fair housing to their classrooms this year. We are currently distributing our Fair Housing Five youth curriculum for grades 1-4, along with a limited number of free class sets of LaFHAC’s original children’s book The Fair Housing Five and the Haunted House, to educators in Louisiana. You can read […]
Fit For a King 2022 Recap
Thank you so much to everyone who made Fit for a King 2022 a success! If you missed any of it, the recording is available here. Below is a summary of each section with a note about where you can find it in the recording in case you’d like to check out a specific section. 606 Missing Homes: […]
Dr. King & Fair Housing
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. played a substantial role in paving the road for the work we do every day at LaFHAC. Not only was he a prominent leader in the civil rights movement as a whole, he also led demonstrations and advocated for the eradication of systemic housing discrimination specifically. Dr. King was a […]
Slidell Landlord Settles Discrimination Case with Louisiana Fair Housing Action Center
New Orleans, LA—Today, the Louisiana Fair Housing Action Center announced the settlement of a federal family status and racial discrimination lawsuit against Tall Pines, LLC and their manager and rental agent, Carey Rizzuto, in Slidell, Louisiana. The lawsuit alleges that Mr. Rizzuto engaged in a pattern of discrimination against African Americans by lying about whether […]
Fit For a King 2022 Registration Now Open
LaFHAC is pleased to announce that registration is now open for our 15th annual Fit for a King Fair Housing Summit! The theme this year is “Meeting the Moment: Fair Housing in a Time of Crisis and Possibility”.  The summit will be held virtually via Zoom on Friday, January 28, 2022 from 9am-12:30pm. Please note that the summit will just […]
End of the Year Policy Wins
New Orleans City Council closed out 2021 by unanimously passing two motions that are big wins for affordable housing. First, Council approved the McDonogh 7 school building for an affordable housing development that will largely serve elderly Black New Orleanians in a vibrant, well-resourced neighborhood. Second, Council approved the Neighborhood-Scale Affordable Housing Zoning Amendment, which […]