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GNOFHAC’s Response to Legalization of Short-Term Rentals

Posted on 04. Feb, 2016 by

In New Orleans, there has been a long-going debate over short-term rentals such as AirBnB. This month, GNOFHAC and GNOHA submitted a letter to councilmembers detailing our stance on the issue. Our reply shocked many: taxing short-term rentals, instead of outlawing them completely, could be a more effective solution to our city’s affordability crisis. Read the complete nola.com here. 

 

Photos from GNOFHAC’s Cocktail Reception with Angela Davis are Here!

Posted on 02. Feb, 2016 by

Check out the photos from the Fit for a King 2016 Reception with the legendary Ms. Angela Davis below.  They’re also on Facebook– take a look, tag your friends, and “like” us to stay up to date on the fight for fair housing in Louisiana.

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Photos from Fit for a King 2016: Angela Davis, Governor Edwards, and More

Posted on 02. Feb, 2016 by

Photos from the 2016 Fit for a King Fair Housing Conference are here!  See below, and check out our Facebook for more (tag your friends!).  Be sure to “like” us so you don’t miss out on other great events throughout the year!

Big thanks to Delta Title Corp, Entergy, Letterman’s Blue Print & Supply Co., and of course, everyone who attended for making the day a big success!  See you next year!

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Mortgage Modification Scams Run Rampant in Louisiana: Listen for More Info

Posted on 02. Feb, 2016 by

Listen below to hear GNOFHAC Executive Director Cashauna Hill and Homeownership Protection Project Director, Brad Hellman, discuss the affordability crisis, the targeting of mortgage modification scams against vulnerable homeowners in crisis, and ways for homeowners and advocates to protect themselves and their clients from scams.

If you think you or someone you know has been contacted by a mortgage scammer, contact the Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center today for free advice at info@gnofairhousing.org or (504)596-2100.

Watch Governor John Bel Edwards in One of His First Speaking Engagements as Governor!

Posted on 02. Feb, 2016 by

The GNO Fair Housing Action Center was honored to be joined at Fit for a King 2016 by Governor John Bel Edwards in one of his first speaking engagements since taking office on January 11!

Click here to watch the video (excuse the sound quality) and hear Gov. Edward’s remarks on fair housing and equality in Louisiana.

Video: Fair Housing Q & A with Senators Karen Carter Peterson and JP Morrell

Posted on 02. Feb, 2016 by

Senators Karen Carter Peterson and JP Morrell joined the Fair Housing Action Center at Fit for a King 2016 to discuss the potential impacts of the Louisiana State Session on working families and housing affordability.

Listen to the video below, and share your thoughts in the comments!

Video: GNOFHAC presents clients Denise and Michael Thornton with the Award for Courage

Posted on 02. Feb, 2016 by

When Denise and Michael Thornton were denied an apartment because of their race, they called the Fair Housing Action Center and bravely told their story again and again to prevent the same injustice from happening to someone else.

Read the Thorntons’ story on  NOLA.com, and click below to see a video of the award ceremony at Fit for a King 2016.

Video: GNOFHAC Presents Mondale-Brooke Award to Senator JP Morrell and Julie Baxter Payer

Posted on 02. Feb, 2016 by

Each year, the Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center honors individuals who, through their leadership, have distinguished themselves as champions of civil rights and housing equity. Read More…

Video: GNOFHAC presents Award for Courage to Marilyn* (Fit for a King 2016)

Posted on 02. Feb, 2016 by

Marilyn (name changed for privacy) called the Fair Housing Action Center after she was evicted with her toddler son for having the police intervene during a violent domestic dispute with her former partner.

Her bravery in coming forward ultimately compelled her housing providers to change their policy and prevented other survivors from needlessly losing their housing as punishment for calling the police. Even more incredibly, the Louisiana Legislature responded to Marilyn’s story by passing the Louisiana Violence Against Women Act to provide survivors in the state with vital protections to keep them safe and in their homes.

The Fair Housing Action Center was honored to present Marilyn with the Award for Courage at Fit for a King 2016.

Non-Profit Quarterly: Housing Vouchers and Poverty Concentration in New Orleans

Posted on 28. Jan, 2016 by

“New Orleans’s Times-Picayune reports on a new study showing that housing choice voucher tenants, displaced from New Orleans public housing developments, are ending up clustered in surrounding neighborhoods. “The Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center, a housing advocacy group, released a report on [January 21st, 2016] that said all-too-often households receiving housing vouchers are concentrated in ‘a small number of census tracts” far from jobs, services and good public transportation.’” The story reflects on the unintended consequences arising from the new “rental boom” and the persistence of “source of income” discrimination.” Click here to read the full article.