LaFHAC is Seeking a Policy Analyst
Want to further your career by advocating for fair and equitable housing policies? Come join the LaFHAC team! We are seeking an experienced Policy Analyst to support the efforts of LaFHAC’s New Orleans-based team. The Policy Analyst will support LaFHAC’s Policy and Communications team in their legislative and regulatory work at the local, state and […]
LaFHAC Welcomes Our Newest Staff Member, Myesha Nickelson-Bell
Myesha is LaFHAC’s new Intake Specialist. She studied at Southern University at New Orleans and received a degree in addictions counseling. Her 20-year-long career includes most recently working at HUD’s Fair Housing Administration Resource Center. Myesha enjoys helping others and is ready to roll up her sleeves and assist with eliminating discriminatory housing policies. 
Settlement with Broad Management Group and Cristina Perez
LaFHAC is pleased to announce the resolution of a disability discrimination lawsuit against Broad Management Group and Cristina Perez. Our client, who has a disability that requires the use of an emotional support animal (ESA), contacted LaFHAC alleging that Broad Management Group and property manager Cristina Perez denied them the use of their two prescribed […]
Welcome LaFHAC’s New Operations Associate, Sophie Sanchez
LaFHAC is pleased to welcome our newest team member, Sophie Sanchez, who will be working with us as the Operations Associate. For the past three years, Sophie worked at Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast in the Public Affairs department, where she specialized in volunteer management. As a Public Health student at Tulane University, she served as the Education […]
An Important Update from Cashauna Hill, LaFHAC’s Executive Director
Dear friends, After more than 8 successful years as Executive Director of LaFHAC, I’ll be ending my time with the organization to pursue another opportunity. It has been the honor of my lifetime to serve in this role and to work in community with all of you.   I’m so grateful for all that I’ve […]
Legislative Wrap Up and Veto Override Uncertainty
Louisiana’s 2023 Regular Legislative Session came to a chaotic final adjournment on June 8th with a state budget passed in the final moments before the mandatory end of the legislative session. This capped off a session that should have focused on the financial matters of the state, but instead saw conservative legislators fighting national culture […]
Renters Who Blow the Whistle on Slum Conditions Finally Receive Protections that are Standard in Most Other States
NEW ORLEANS—On July 1st, 2023, the first provisions of the New Orleans Healthy Homes Ordinance, championed by public health and housing advocates last fall, will go into effect. The anti-retaliation section of the ordinance ensures that renters who are current on rent and otherwise in compliance with their lease, can ask for repairs and report […]
Welcome LaFHAC’s New Paralegal, Olivia Klatch
LaFHAC is pleased to welcome our newest team member, Olivia Klatch, who will be working with us as a paralegal. Olivia interned at Southeast Louisiana Legal Services with the housing team before working at a small business law firm. She deeply appreciated working in public interest law and wanted to return to work which directly […]
Anti-Retaliation Protections Begin July 1st for Orleans Parish Renters
***** (Español abajo) ***** Do you rent a house or apartment in New Orleans?  The City of New Orleans’ new Healthy Homes law will help make sure your unit is fit to live in.  Keep reading to learn more.   What does the new Healthy Homes Law say? In November, 2022 New Orleans City Council passed […]
Another Defeat, Another Commitment to Fight for a Fair Chance
Everyone deserves a fair chance at a new beginning. The process of finding and securing housing after incarceration, or even after an arrest, is an expensive, time consuming yet essential endeavor for anyone looking to rebuild their lives and rejoin the community. But the cards are stacked against people with criminal records because housing providers […]