Survey results show that 33.7 percent of adult respondents ages 25 to 39 reported having “no confidence” or only “slight confidence” that they could pay next month’s rent or mortgage on time. Half of the adults in households with incomes of less than $25,000/yr also reported having little-to-no confidence in their ability to pay rent on time, regardless of if they had children.
The New Orleans Housing Justice Coalition hosts Protect Renters!: An Anti-Eviction Speakout & Die-in on Wednesday, June 3, 2020June 2, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. New Orleans- The New Orleans Housing Justice Coalition, part of the New Orleans Renters’ Rights Assembly, will stage a demonstration on Wednesday, June 3, at 2 p.m., titled “Protect Renters!: An Anti-Eviction Speakout & Die-in.” The crowd will meet in front of City Hall and stage a die-in outside of First City […]
The Louisiana legislature continues to move forward in a truncated session due to COVID-19 with just a few cannabis bills on the agenda. Hopefully there will be a special session to deal with the bills that could not be heard in this abbreviated session. Meanwhile, many are wondering why bills that could help create jobs, […]
The spread of coronavirus has caused tremendous anxiety and scare among U.S. citizens. The uncertainty it brings does no good in alleviating the fears that lurk in the mind of many individuals, mainly since health is the top issue. Many are wondering what will happen to their social security disability checks now that the disease […]
Baristas and staff at Still Perkin’ have entered their second week of strikes as local labor efforts continue to build momentum and garner national attention. According to a press release by the New Orleans Hospitality Workers Alliance, on May 13, five employees presented the conditions upon which they would agree to return to work. The […]
The Helis Foundation Partners with Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities to Contribute to Emergency Relief Grants ProgramMay 23, 2020
The Helis Foundation Partners with Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities to Contribute to Emergency Relief Grants Program Major gift allows LEH to support more cultural organizations in the New Orleans area during critical time of need May 21, 2020 / New Orleans, Louisiana — The Helis Foundation has joined forces with the Louisiana Endowment for […]
On May 12, 2020, at the Louisiana State Legislature, Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon boldly stated that automobile insurance companies should be able to charge women higher rates. “Racial discrimination is unfair discrimination,” he said, “gender discrimination is fair discrimination.” For all those who asked yesterday, here’s the video of Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon saying […]
Last week, Big Easy Magazine reported on the sanitation truck workers on strike in Gentilly, protesting their abysmal pay and safety conditions. Four days ago, WWLTV reported that all of the striking workers were fired. Now, according to Payday Report, a Chattanooga-based cooperative, the workers were replaced by “transitional labor” – namely, incarcerated workers who […]
On May 11, Mayor LaToya Cantrell announced that according to the data, New Orleans is ready to move to a Phase One reopening on May 16.
Yesterday, on May 7, the New Orleans City Council secured a major victory for tenants’ rights and housing justice during the coronavirus pandemic. While the resolution carries no actual authority, it was groundbreaking in its own right. The resolution officially urges the City Courts of New Orleans to suspend all residential evictions through August 24, […]
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