New Report Shows White-Led Neighborhood Groups Perpetuate Segregation
NEW ORLEANS—Today, the Louisiana Fair Housing Action Center released its new report, Delayed Until Downsized or Denied: Neighborhood Associations Lead the Charge Against Affordable Housing and Perpetuate Segregation in New Orleans. The report chronicles how New Orleans elected officials regularly grant unrepresentative, mostly-white neighborhood associations significant power over land use decisions. Since Hurricane Katrina, those […]
LaFHAC & JPNSI to Host Housing Justice Candidate Forums October 11 & 12
We hope you’ll join us for our candidate forums as we hear the candidates address housing justice issues in New Orleans! Monday, October 11th Mayor: Belden “Noonie Man” Batiste, Luke Fontana, Leilani Heno, Johnese Lamar Smith Council District A: Bob Murrell Council District B: Jay Banks, Lesli Harris, Rella Zapletal Council District C: Freddie King […]
Help for Homeowners Impacted by Hurricane Ida
Many families across Southeast Louisiana are beginning the very difficult recovery and rebuilding process after Ida. Our Homeownership Protection Program has put together the following checklist and other key resources for homeowners. We’ll be posting additional resources and updates as they become available to help you navigate this process. If you’re worried you may be facing […]
Supreme court strikes down moratorium
Last night the United States Supreme Court struck down the CDC’s Eviction Moratorium, which was protecting millions of renters from eviction and communities across the country from the increased community spread of COVID-19 that evictions will cause. If you are facing eviction now that the moratorium has ended, please reach out to us at (504) 596-2100. We also encourage […]
New Orleanians Deserve a Right to Counsel
No matter what we look like or what’s in our wallet, we all deserve access to an attorney when we’re in court at risk of losing our home, our belongings, and our health. Right now, only 6% of families in eviction court— who are disproportionately Black women—have access to an attorney. Evictions were an emergency […]
The CDC’s New Eviction Moratorium – What You Need to Know
On August 3rd, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced a new nationwide moratorium on certain evictions, targeted to communities with high levels of COVID-19 transmission driven by the more contagious Delta variant. This new moratorium was issued after the original moratorium, passed in September 2020 and extended several times, was allowed to […]
CDC Eviction Moratorium Coming to an End
***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.*** LaFHAC wants to remind you that the CDC Eviction Moratorium is set to end on July 31, 2021.  For […]
Legislative Session Wins for Renters
This year, LaFHAC has been working hard to pass bills to protect housing rights during Louisiana’s legislative session.  In case you missed it, we announced two big wins earlier this summer: HB 374 and HB 375. HB 374 will give renters with an eviction record the opportunity to provide context through a hardship statement if the […]
Advocates Secure New Inclusive Criminal Background Screening Policy at the LA Housing Corporation
BATON ROUGE—This week, housing advocates and people with conviction records secured a long sought after new fair housing and tenant screening policy from the Louisiana Housing Corporation (LHC). The new policy will bring the agency and its grantees into compliance with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) fair housing guidance and ensure […]
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 […]