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Reports & Documents:

  • People’s Analysis of Impediments (AI) to Fair Housing

    Created by a working group led by the Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, the “People’s AI” is an assessed on  New Orleans’ 2010 Analysis of Impediments, and recommendations for action the City of New Orleans should consider adopting in order to expand fair housing. ...
  • GNOFHAC Commentary Published in the ABA’s Journal For Affordable Housing And Community Development

    Assistant Director Kate Scott and Development and Communications Coordinator Marlene Theberge discuss GNOFHAC’s work in Volume 22-2 of the American Bar Association’s Journal of Affordable Housing & Community Development Law – click here for the full article.
  • The HUD LGBT Rule

    In March, 2012, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) published a new rule that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or marital status in HUD housing programs.  Read the full text of the rule here, or see GNOFHAC’s fact sheet and HUD’s fact sheet on the rule below. On ...
  • Strategies To Affirmatively Further Fair Housing: Proposals for the City of New Orleans

    On April 27, 2011, the Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center (GNOFHAC) and national partner the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (LCCRUL) released a handbook entitled “Strategies to Affirmatively Further Fair Housing: Proposals for the City of New Orleans Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance and Beyond” to address impediments to fair housing in New ...
  • 2009 Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCVP) Opportunity Mapping Project

    ABOUT THE PROJECT The Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center (GNOFHAC) and mapping specialists at the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at Ohio State University have created a series of maps that overlay Housing Authority of New Orleans’ (HANO) data showing the locations of Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCVP) properties, on ...
  • Housing Choice In Crisis: Discrimination Against Housing Choice Voucher Holders

    Housing Choice in Crisis examined one hundred (100) rental properties in the greater New Orleans area to determine whether available rental units would be offered to voucher holders relying on the HCVP. Rental properties investigated advertised rental rates of $1250 or under for a two-bedroom unit and did not advertise any preference in favor of ...
  • Access Denied: Housing Accessibility for People with Physical Disabilities in the Greater New Orleans Rental Housing Market

    Despite the passage of the Fair Housing Act in 1968 and the Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988, the Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center’s (GNOFHAC) Access Denied 2009 audit report demonstrates that as of April 15, 2009, the greater New Orleans area has not achieved equal housing opportunity for people with physical disabilities. ...
  • For Rent Unless You’re Black: Race Discrimination in the NOLA Housing Market

    Despite the passage of the Fair Housing Act in 1968 and the Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988, the passage of the Louisiana Open Housing Law and the City of New Orleans’ Human Rights Laws, the Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center’s (GNOFHAC) 2007 Fair Housing Rental Study indicates that as of April 24, ...

Staff Testimony:

  • Monika Gerhart to the Select Committee on Hurricane Recovery

    Statement of Monika Gerhart, Senior Policy Analyst, to the Select Committee on Hurricane Recovery on May 14, 2012: Chairman Brossett, Members of the Committee, thank you for the opportunity to speak today. My name is Monika Gerhart, and I serve as Senior Policy Analyst for the Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center. Yesterday members of this committee ...
  • Seth Weingart to the Select Committee on Hurricane Recovery

    Statement of Seth Weingart, Homeownership Counseling Supervisor, to the Select Committee on Hurricane Recovery on August 17, 2010: There are many remaining unmet needs facing homeowners as a result of Hurricane Katrina. Estimates are that over 10,000 homes in New Orleans have not been rebuilt because homeowners did not receive enough money from the Road Home ...
  • James Perry to US House of Representatives Financial Services Subcommittee

    Testimony of James Perry, Executive Director, to the United States House of Representatives Financial Services Subcommittee on Housing and Community Opportunity on August 21, 2009: Introduction   Thank you Congresswoman Waters, Ranking Member Capito, and members of the Committee for the opportunity to testify regarding “The Status of the Big 4 Public Housing Developments”, housing challenges facing low ...
  • Seth Weingart to City Council Housing & Human Needs Committee

    Seth Weingart, Homeownership Counseling Supervisor, to City Council Housing and Human Needs Committee on September 29, 2008 My name is Seth Weingart, I supervise the Hurricane Relief and Homeownership Protection Project at the GNO Fair Housing Action Center. I want to thank the members of the committee for allowing me the opportunity to speak before you today. ...
  • James Perry to the House Committee on the Judiciary

    Testimony of James Perry, Executive Director, to the Subcommittee on Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties of the House Committee on the Judiciary Thursday, July 29, 2010: Introduction Chairman Nadler, Ranking Member Sensenbrenner, and members of the Committee, thankyou for the opportunity to testify regarding fair housing and the 5th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. My name is ...
  • James Perry to the US House of Representatives Financial Services Subcommittee

    Testimony of James Perry, Executive Director, Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center and President of the Louisiana Housing Alliance to the United States House of Representatives’ Financial Services Subcommittee on Housing and Community Opportunity on May 8, 2008 Congresswoman Waters, Ranking Member Capito, and members of the Committee, thank you for the opportunity to testify ...
  • Seth Weingart to Louisiana Senate Committee on Local & Municipal Affairs

    Testimony by Seth Weingart, Homeownership Counseling Supervisor, to the Louisiana Senate Committee on Local and Municipal Affairs Re: SB 740, Road Home Program Applicants’ Bill of Rights on May 8, 2008 My name is Seth Weingart and I am the Homeownership Specialist at the Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center. The Fair Housing Action Center ...
  • Seth Weingart Statement on the Road Home

    Statement by Seth Weingart, Homeownership Counseling Supervisor, on The Road Home program on February 16, 2007: Louisiana’s Road Home program is using billions in federal CDBG funds to compensate homeowners for uninsured losses due to Hurricane Katrina. As of last week, only 632 of over 107,000 applicants had gone to closing on the rebuilding grants. Thousands ...