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Housing Protections for Survivors
Sexual and domestic violence can have a negative impact on housing stability for families across the country.  While women make up the majority of survivors, people of all genders can be subjected to these types of abuse.  It is important for survivors to know their rights when it comes to housing, and for us to […]
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Louisiana Legislative Session
The Louisiana Legislature begins a new session today, April 12th, and there’s some important things to weigh in on.  THE GOOD NEWS: Rep. Aimee Adatto Freeman is bringing a bill to ensure no one is denied a home because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. We’ll be sure to let you know how to […]
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April is Fair Housing Month
April is Fair Housing Month! Here at LaFHAC, we fight discrimination and segregation and work to makes sure families have access to safe and affordable housing in neighborhoods of opportunity.  LaFHAC can assist with foreclosure prevention, provide legal services for those who have experienced housing discrimination, provide eviction defense, and educate community members about their […]
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National Low Income Housing Coalition Releases “The Gap: A Shortage of Affordable Rental Homes”
Earlier this month the National Low Income Housing Coalition released a report on the availability of affordable rental units in each state and 50 major metropolitan areas across the county.  The report, entitled “The Gap: A Shortage of Affordable Rental Homes,” found that not a single state has an adequate supply of rental housing that […]
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CDC Eviction Moratorium – Extended to July 31st
- Updated 03/27/21 with June extension details - Explanation of the CDC's eviction moratorium and what it means for tenants - Link to "declaration" letter template
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Single Mothers and Homelessness
Homelessness is a very real problem in the United States.  It is estimated that over 550,000 people are experiencing homelessness at any given time (National Alliance to End Homelessness), and this number does not even include those staying with family members or friends, who may not consider themselves homeless, but have no place else to […]
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Fit for a King 2021: Discrimination is Deadly Day Three Recap
Thursday, January 28th was the third and final day of LaFHAC’s annual fair housing summit, Fit for a King.  This year’s event, Discrimination is Deadly, was the first-ever virtual summit and wrapped up with not one, but two keynote speakers. The session began with a keynote address from Carroll Fife, founding member of Moms4Housing and […]
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Fit for a King 2021: Discrimination is Deadly Day Two Recap
Thursday, January 21st was day two of LaFHAC’s annual fair housing summit, Fit for a King.  This year’s event, Discrimination is Deadly, was the first-ever virtual summit. The session began with a panel entitled “Targeted: Policing, Gentrification, and Housing Injustice.” Participants got to hear from Chancela Al-Mansour of the Housing Rights Center, Professor Bennett Capers […]
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Recap of Day 1 of Fit for a King 2021: Discrimination is Deadly
On Thursday, January 14th, LaFHAC live-streamed day one of its annual fair housing summit, Fit for a King. This year’s event, titled “Discrimination is Deadly,” took place over three weeks in January and was LaFHAC’s first-ever virtual summit.  The day began with a panel entitled “From Red Lines to the Frontlines: COVID Collides with Environmental […]
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LaFHAC’s Executive Director Cashauna Hill’s article “Evictions and the COVID-19 Pandemic”
LaFHAC’s Executive Director, Cashauna Hill, wrote an article for the January/February 2021 issue of Probate & Property, the magazine published by the American Bar Association’s Real Property, Trust and Estates Law section.  An excerpt from “Evictions and the COVID-19 Pandemic” by Cashauna Hill:   “Since mid-March 2020 it seems every day that we have been faced with more crises than […]