Posted on 26. Apr, 2016 by Amber Tucker
Tomorrow, April 27th, the Louisiana Senate will vote on legislation that is essential to raising the minimum wage and increasing housing choice. Will you take action for Louisiana working families?
Posted on 20. Apr, 2016 by Marlene Theberge
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…
Posted on 15. Apr, 2016 by Amber Tucker
We’d like to thank all of you to took action and let legislators know that banning people with felonies from receiving public benefits violates the Fair Housing Act and would lead to more recidivism. Your overwhelming response flooded legislators’ inboxes with emails.
A State House committee was scheduled to vote on HB 263 on Wednesday, but your immediate action helped to have it dropped from the committee’s agenda.
Posted on 13. Apr, 2016 by Marlene Theberge
Too many renters in New Orleans live in damaged, unhealthy, and unaffordable housing. While rents keep rising, the quality of rental housing has stayed the same and even gotten worse.
This Mother’s Day, we need to show New Orleans city leaders that enough is enough, and that our city’s renters–especially families with young children–deserve better.
With your help, we’ll post the billboard above by City Hall to coincide with a Mother’s Day housing campaign. Together, we’ll send the message that safe housing is too important to be put on the back burner.
New Orleans is a majority-renter city, and basic security and safety in housing should be a minimum standard for everyone, not a luxury reserved for only those who pay the highest rents. Together, we can organize to demand concrete policies to ensure the health and safety of our homes and neighborhoods. Thanks for standing with us.
Posted on 06. Apr, 2016 by Amber Tucker
New Orleans, LA—Today, the Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center (GNOFHAC) welcomes new guidance issued by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), which makes clear that blanket bans on renting to people with criminal records is a violation of the Fair Housing Act. Further, the new guidance puts private landlords on notice that they can be sued and face penalties for applying large-scale bans. Not only do such bans unfairly deny people a place to live, GNOFHAC investigations have revealed that overly broad policies that bar criminal backgrounds are often a pretext for racial discrimination.
Posted on 01. Apr, 2016 by Amber Tucker
The Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center (GNOFHAC) will host a series of events in April to celebrate National Fair Housing Month. Each event is free, open to the public, and accessible to persons with disabilities:
4th Annual GNOFHAC Community Crawfish Boil Read More…
Posted on 01. Apr, 2016 by Amber Tucker
The Louisiana Violence Against Women Act, or Senate Bill 174, became law on August 1st, 2015. This bill was created through collaboration among housing advocates, domestic violence service providers and Read More…
Posted on 29. Mar, 2016 by Amber Tucker
Join us for the release of the Spanish edition of The Fair Housing Five and the Haunted Mansion — Los Cinco de Vivienda Justa el la Casa Embrujada. The Fair Housing Five/Los Cinco de Vivienda Justa is an illustrated children’s book about a group of kids who discover that a landlord is discriminating in their community. The book introduces a progressive, age-appropriate vocabulary for discussing the impact of discrimination with students grade 2 to grade 5. Join us for readings in both Spanish and English, art activities, and light snacks. Read More…