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For Rent Unless You’re Black: Race Discrimination in the NOLA Housing Market

Posted on 24. Apr, 2007 by

Despite the passage of the Fair Housing Act in 1968 and the Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988, the passage of the Louisiana Open Housing Law and the City of New Orleans’ Human Rights Laws, the Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center’s (GNOFHAC) 2007 Fair Housing Rental Study indicates that as of April 24, 2007, the New Orleans metropolitan area has not achieved equal housing opportunity. The Rental Audit documents, describes and quantifies the rate of discrimination against African American testers in rental housing throughout the New Orleans metropolitan area. The Rental Audit not only measures the extent of the discrimination, but also reveals the nature of that discrimination – how housing providers are discriminating in rental housing.

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