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Fair Housing Center Urges LRA Board to Recognize and Act on Critical Shortage of Affordable Housing in New Orleans

Posted on 18. Nov, 2009 by

The Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center (GNOFHAC) was recently made aware that the LRA Board will consider a proposal at their next meeting on House Speaker Jim Tucker’s resolutions to move up to $1 billion dollars of Community Development Block Grant funds away from programs that create much-needed affordable housing. GNOFHAC strongly urges the LRA Board to remain focused on addressing the urgent demand for affordable housing in New Orleans, and to ensure that the dedicated funds remain committed to creating housing. Repurposing the funds would significantly risk violating the state’s statutory duty to affirmatively further fair housing.

11-18-09 Read the press release here

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