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Fair Housing Five & the Haunted House: Second Edition and Spanish Translation Release Party

Posted on 20. Apr, 2016 by in Blog, Education News, Events, Participate (for sidebar)

Fair Housing Five book launch (2)On April 20, GNOFHAC will launch the second edition and Spanish translation of The Fair Housing Five & the Haunted House. If you’re in New Orleans, please join us for the book launch party on Wednesday, April 20 from 4:30 to 6:00 at the Children’s Resource Center!

GNOFHAC worked with parents, teachers, students, and New Orleans illustrator Sharika Mahdi Neville to develop The Fair Housing Five back in 2010.  The award-winning children’s book Read More…

Fair Housing University Training for Architects Available

Posted on 30. Jan, 2015 by in Education News, Participate (for sidebar), Upcoming Public Trainings

GNOFHAC, a certified AIA education provider, is now offering a Fair Housing University workshop for architects (currently pending AIA credit).  The webinar has been prerecorded and can be downloaded onto your personal computer.

Register for the training here.

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#KeepHousingFair in the News

Posted on 21. Jan, 2015 by in Blog, Education News, Participate (for sidebar)


Today, the Supreme Court will hear Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. The Inclusive Communities Project, a case that could threaten the long-standing legal theory of disparate impact, which has protected all Americans from discrimination for decades. James Perry, Executive Director of GNOFHAC, will join other advocates on the steps of the Supreme Court to rally in support of the disparate impact protection afforded by the Fair Housing Act.

The disparate impact protection requires that banks, landlords, and other housing providers should choose policies that apply fairly to all persons. Some policies that seem neutral in theory can unfairly exclude or segregate particular communities in practice. For example, an apartment complex could exclude applicants without full-time jobs- a policy that seems facially neutral. But such a policy has a disparate impact on people like disabled veterans or seniors who do not work full-time but may still afford an apartment.

National civil rights advocates have shown their support of upholding current fair housing protections on twitter, Facebook, and in countless op-ed pieces in national media sources. These include: 

  1. Marc Morial’s Op-Ed: The Grio
  2. Stanley Pottinger and John R. Dunne Op-Ed: The Hill
  3. Bill Lann Lee’s Op-Ed: The Sacramento Bee
  4. Barbara Arnwine’s Op-Ed: MSNBC
  5. Larry Schwartztol: ACLU blog

More from the New York Times here.

The Fit for King agenda is here

Posted on 05. Jan, 2015 by in Blog, Education News, Events, Participate (for sidebar)

GNOFHAC20Logo-2Fit for King 2015 is almost here! We are really looking forward to celebrating our 20th anniversary next week with you all and Julian Bond.

The conference is on January 15, 2015, from 9:00am-3:30pm at the historic Carver Theater. We have an amazing lineup of speakers and sessions planned. Check out our conference agenda here. For more information on the conference, go to

Haven’t registered yet? Don’t worry, it’s not too late. Register here! Read More…

Fit for King 2015 Keynote Speaker Announcement

Posted on 06. Dec, 2014 by in Blog, Education News, Events, Participate (for sidebar)

FFK 2015 Banner

Join us on Thursday, January 15, 2015 at the Carver Theater for the 8th Annual, Fit for King Conference. This year’s theme will be Looking Back, Looking Forward: 20 Years of Fair Housing and will celebrate the Center’s 20th anniversary. We are pleased to announce our keynote speaker will be the acclaimed civil right activist and leader, Julian Bond.

Register Here

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October is Fair Housing Five Month!

Posted on 03. Oct, 2014 by in Blog, Education News, Participate (for sidebar)

FHFWhat: A time to celebrate civil rights and fair housing youth education!

Why: Because we know that it’s imperative for young people to be engaged in meaningful and challenging dialogue about fairness and equity. We have seen first hand how these conversations and workshops encourage kids to become actors in ending discrimination!

When: All of October!

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Upcoming Mortgages and Natural Disasters Training

Posted on 02. Jul, 2014 by in Blog, Education News, Participate (for sidebar), Uncategorized, Upcoming Public Trainings

Screen Shot 2014-06-26 at 4.47.37 PMNext Monday, July 14th at 6:30 pm, GNOFHAC will partner with the Broadmoor Improvement Association and Evacuteers to present a course on Hurricane Preparedness.

GNOFHAC will give a presentation entitled Mortgages and Natural Disasters. This training covers information on how to prepare your home for a natural disaster and what steps to take after a natural disaster. The training wil be held at the Rosa F. Keller Library and Community Center, located at 4300 Broad St. Light refreshments will be provided. Contact Sophie Rosen at or call her at 504-596-2100 ext. 109 for more information.

Target ® Sponsors the Fair Housing Five!

Posted on 19. Jun, 2014 by in 2014 News, Blog, Education News, News, Participate (for sidebar), Uncategorized

Target LogoExciting news! GNOFHAC has received a grant from Target® to lead numerous Fair Housing Five workshops with any youth camp or organization across the greater New Orleans area this summer. With this generous grant, GNOFHAC will be able to distribute our original children’s book to the youth organizations and lead the workshops for free.

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Fair Housing Five Training in Pascagoula, Mississippi

Posted on 12. Feb, 2014 by in 2014 News, Blog, Education News, News, Participate (for sidebar), Recent Trainings, Uncategorized

FH5On March 12, GNOFHAC staff are heading to Pascagoula, Mississippi to conduct 15 Fair Housing Five workshops for over 300 5th grade students of Trent Lott Academy! The workshops will use GNOFHAC’s original children’s book, the Fair Housing Five & the Haunted House, where students will learn about housing discrimination, the Civil Rights movement, and the importance of open housing! Click here to find out more about the book and corresponding youth workshops.

Know Your Rights: Protections for Individuals with a Disability

Posted on 09. Dec, 2013 by in Blog, Education News, Enforcement News, Participate (for sidebar), Recent Trainings

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Join us and our partner, Families Helping Families of Southeast Louisiana, for a workshop on housing rights for people with a disability. The workshop is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

The training will cover rights and responsibilities under fair housing and landlord-tenant law with a focus on protections for people with disabilities. The workshop will also provide specific information regarding fair housing issues often faced by persons who are deaf or hard of hearing. ASL interpreters will be present.

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