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New GNOFHAC Study Finds African American Renters Face High Rate of Discrimination in New Orleans Upscale Neighborhoods

Posted on 06. Nov, 2014 by

Today, the Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center (GNOFHAC) released an audit study of housing discrimination against African Americans in New Orleans’ highest opportunity neighborhoods.

Audit infographicThe study, Where Opportunity Knocks the Doors Are Locked, found that African American mystery shoppers posing as prospective renters were either denied the opportunity to rent or received less favorable treatment than white mystery shoppers 44% of the time in New Orleans neighborhoods that offer high opportunity levels to families.

The study looks closely at what “high opportunity” means and how living in these communities is related to various aspects of one’s life.

Lastly, the study encourages local leaders to take action to rectify the ongoing damage that housing discrimination does to all New Orleanians.

GNOFHAC hosted a news conference to present the findings of this audit study. Read the conference presentation here.

Read the full audit here.


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