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An attack on New Orleans affordability

Posted on 21. Mar, 2018 by

Our food, music, and architecture make New Orleans unlike any other place on earth and we would defend it against anyone. Now, state legislators and lobbying groups from outside of New Orleans are trying to squash efforts to keep the city affordable for the musicians, culture bearers, and hospitality workers who make New Orleans special. Please take a moment and ask Mayor Landrieu and Mayor-elect Cantrell to stand strong for a city where we can all afford to stay.

Last November, voters in New Orleans were very clear that they wanted elected officials who would keep New Orleans affordable for New Orleanians. One of the key tools the Mayor and City Council have available is the Smart Housing Mix policy, which would ensure a percentage of new units are affordable for the average worker.

For the second year in a row, the real estate developer lobby and Jefferson Parish legislators are trying to ban policies like the Smart Housing Mix. Their bill, SB 462, would strip important zoning power from local governments, sabotaging attempts to keep New Orleans affordable.

Our Mayor and Mayor-elect have both advocated for more housing that is affordable and we need them to stand up against these attempts to control New Orleans. Join us in asking them to defend New Orleanians’ ability to stay and thrive in our great city.

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