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Healthy Homes on Humanist Perspectives

Posted on 27. Mar, 2017 by

Listen: Executive Director Cashauna Hill discusses the Healthy Homes Ordinance, the New Orleans housing affordability crisis, and other issues related to fair housing in the New Orleans Area on the “Humanist Perspective.”

Fair Housing and Emotional Support Animals

Posted on 09. Feb, 2017 by

Under the federal Fair Housing Act, it is illegal to deny someone housing because they have a disability. The Fair Housing Act also says that everyone has the right to “fully use and enjoy” their home. People with disabilities are entitled to any necessary, reasonable modifications or accommodations they might need in order to fully use and enjoy their home.
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Stop American Can Evictions

Posted on 22. Dec, 2016 by

American Can Company is kicking out elderly folks, veterans, and people with disabilities during the holidays in order to make more money next year- all after benefiting from public dollars earmarked to develop and preserve affordable housing.

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Mortgage Giant Fannie Mae Accused of Racial Discrimination in New Orleans, Baton Rouge and 36 U.S. Metro Areas

Posted on 05. Dec, 2016 by

National Fair Housing Alliance, Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center File Federal Lawsuit Over Neglected Foreclosures

WASHINGTON, D.C. and New Orleans, LA — Today, the National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA), the Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center (GNOFHAC) and 20 local fair housing organizations from across the United States filed a housing discrimination lawsuit against Fannie Mae in federal district court in San Francisco, California.  The lawsuit alleges that Fannie Mae purposely fails to maintain its foreclosures (also known as real estate owned or “REO” properties) in African American and Latino neighborhoods to the same level of quality it does for foreclosures it owns in white neighborhoods.  The data supporting the federal lawsuit, which includes substantial photographic evidence, shows a stark pattern of discriminatory conduct by Fannie Mae in the maintenance of its foreclosures.

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Analysis of Impediments Survey

Posted on 22. Nov, 2016 by

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GNOFHAC October Events!

Posted on 13. Oct, 2016 by

Help Us Take Our Youth Programming Across Louisiana


Please join GNOFHAC staff, as well as councilmembers Jared Brossett, LaToya Cantrell and Susan Guidry on October 19th from 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm at the Eiffel Society for a very special event to help us extend the reach of our youth programming.

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November 5: Run and Walk on Team Fair Housing in City Park

Posted on 07. Oct, 2016 by

Join GNOFHAC staff and friends as we walk and run for Fair Housing in the Crescent City Fall Classic 5k on Saturday, November 5!


Team Fair Housing: Fall Classic 2013

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HUD Formalizes Rule on Sexual Harassment in Housing

Posted on 15. Sep, 2016 by

This week, HUD published a final rule formalizing legal standards under the Fair Housing Act for sexual and other forms of harassment in housing. In addition, HUD is issuing Fair Housing Act guidance on local “nuisance ordinances” that may lead to housing discrimination against survivors of domestic violence and other persons in need of emergency services. In Louisiana, survivors are also protected by the Louisiana Violence Against Women Act (LaVAWA).

Your Voice Can Shape Policy Decisions

Posted on 07. Sep, 2016 by

Home Values and Rent Infographic

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 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
10:00 am-Noon


ICYMI: Substandard Housing & Zika Risk

Posted on 09. Jul, 2016 by

Unregulated Rentals Expose New Orleans’ Poor

“There’s no mystery about how the mosquitoes got into Shawanda Holmes’ former home. They flew through a gaping hole in the wall.”   

In case you missed it, USA Today took a look at the New Orleans rental market, and found that families in unregulated rentals and neglected neighborhoods may face the greatest dangers from the Zika virus.

Yet, leaving an unhealthy home isn’t always easy, especially for families that live paycheck to paycheck and can’t afford the costs of a move, such as new security deposits.

The lack of healthy housing is getting local coverage, too, as renters face displacement in worsening conditions. That’s why we need you to let City Council know you care about the damaging effects of substandard housing.

Please take a moment to hear about the struggles that these parents face, then let our City leaders know you care.