Earlier last month, the City of New Orleans and Housing Authority of New Orleans (HANO) released a draft plan to bring equity and fairness to the New Orleans housing market. The plan, called an Assessment of Fair Housing (AFH), sets recommendations for future spending to reduce segregation and improve fair housing choice in all New Orleans neighborhoods. Before the final draft is complete, City housing officials want to make sure your input is included.
New Orleans is one of the first cities to conduct the AFH process, which marks implementation of the historic fair housing regulation issued by the Obama administration. The regulation, called Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing, helps communities to understand imbalanced neighborhood investments and barriers to housing choice. It is the best tool available to move cities closer to realizing the promise of the Fair Housing Act.
To ensure City officials are addressing the issues in your neighborhood, review the plan and attend the meeting on September 10th to provide your feedback. You may also email feedback to AFFH@nola.gov before September 26th if you are unable to attend in person.
Details: Saturday, September 10, 2016
Treme Recreation Community Center
900 N. Villere Street New Orleans, Louisiana 70116