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GNOFHAC E-Newsletter: September 2014 Highlights

Posted on 30. Sep, 2014 by

SEPTEMBER 30, 2014

Four Reasons to Pre-Order a Copy of the First Ever Social Justice Babies: 2015 Calendar

Selah as Angela Davis

1. Monthly photos of babies dressed up as famous champions of social justice

2. Daily dose of civil rights history, quotes, and landmark anniversaries

3. An opportunity to support the fight against segregation and housing discrimination in Louisiana

4. An east way to knock out some early holiday shopping

Pre-ordered calendars will be shipped or available for pick-up in December. Click here to pre-order yours. Learn more about the project here.


Fair Housing in the News

This month, important developments in GNOFHAC’s work garnered coverage in the local news media.

Both The Advocate as well as Nola.com covered a settlement agreement between GNOFHAC and Northshore landlord Steven Stubenrauch, which yielded monetary damages to the organization. More importantly, Mr. Stubenrauch agreed to relinquish rental management of all current and future properties to a professional property management company. The suit resulted from an undercover investigation that GNOFHAC conducted as a result of suspected discrimination in the Northshore area. The complaint alleged that Stubenrauch repeatedly misrepresented the availability of his advertised rental property to African-Americans because of their race. You can read more about the complaint and settlement over at GNOFHAC’s blog.

REOAdditionally, WWL TV did a segment about a new report regarding the discriminatory maintenance of Real Estate Owned (REO) properties, which the Center contributed to in collaboration with the National Fair Housing Alliance. The report details ongoing issues with the maintenance of REO properties in neighborhoods of color throughout the country- and the cover of the publication features a photo from New Orleans.  Read more about the investigation and the Zip Code Inequality report here.


Walk/Run with GNOFHAC at the Crescent City Fall Classic!

GNOFHAC CCFC 2013

GNOFHAC CCFC 2013

GNOFHAC staff, board, and friends will once again walk and run in the Crescent City Fall Classic 5k (3.1 miles) on Saturday, November 8, and we want you on our team! Our team hopes to raise awareness of housing discrimination in New Orleans, while raising much-needed funds to address issues of segregation and inequality in our city. Every dollar raised goes to fair housing programs. Details:

When: Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 8:30 AM

Where: City Park in New Orleans (race starts on Golf Dr.; stay tuned for info about GNOFHAC’s meeting place!)

What’s in it for you: 2 free t-shirts; free beer, snacks, and entertainment at the Classic after party in the park; and a sense of accomplishment for working up a sweat for a great cause on a Saturday morning.

Learn more about how you can join our team here!


October is Fair Housing Five Month!

fhf resizedOctober is Fair Housing Five month, a time to celebrate and promote civil rights and fair housing education for young people!

Celebrate Fair Housing Five month with us in October by purchasing a copy of The Fair Housing Five & the Haunted House, GNOFHAC’s original children’s book about a diverse group of kids who discover housing discrimination in their neighborhood and band together to stop it.

You can also celebrate by inviting GNOFHAC to facilitate a youth workshop. This month, GNOFHAC is offering free Fair Housing Five workshops for any classroom, library, community center, or religious groups who are interested! The workshops include an interactive reading of the book, a discussion on fairness and equity, and an art project that helps kids better understand the importance of equal housing opportunity.

Contact our Education and Outreach Director Sophie Rosen at srosen@gnofairhousing or (504) 596-2100 to schedule a workshop!


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