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Housing Choice In Crisis: Discrimination Against Housing Choice Voucher Holders

Posted on 16. Sep, 2009 by in Enforcement Media & Pubs, Reports

Housing Choice in Crisis examined one hundred (100) rental properties in the greater New Orleans area to determine whether available rental units would be offered to voucher holders relying on the HCVP. Rental properties investigated advertised rental rates of $1250 or under for a two-bedroom unit and did not advertise any preference in favor of or against renting to voucher holders. In addition to the audit of rental units for source of income discrimination, Housing Choice in Crisis includes results from a series of interviews with landlords, housing advocates, tenants and administrators to assess the administration of HCVP.

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Access Denied: Housing Accessibility for People with Physical Disabilities in the Greater New Orleans Rental Housing Market

Posted on 16. Sep, 2009 by in Enforcement Media & Pubs, Reports

Despite the passage of the Fair Housing Act in 1968 and the Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988, the Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center’s (GNOFHAC) Access Denied 2009 audit report demonstrates that as of April 15, 2009, the greater New Orleans area has not achieved equal housing opportunity for people with physical disabilities. Access Denied documents, describes, and quantifies accessibility barriers which amount to discrimination against people with disabilities in rental housing.

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

Posted on 24. Apr, 2007 by in Enforcement Media & Pubs, Reports

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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