New Housing Fund Launched in New Orleans
"Citing gaps in existing aid programs, fair-housing advocates and their partners on [August 17] announced plans for a relief fund that could offer up to a year in rent assistance for 4,000 New Orleans-area families struggling amid the coronavirus-induced recession," reports Jessica Williams.
The Families For Families fund is the work of housing advocacy group HousingNOLA and the community development nonprofit NewCorp Inc. They groups plan to raise at least $6 million for the fund by the end of 2020 and cover rental payments for residents for a year, which marks "the longest relief period offered by a local coronavirus rental aid program since the start of the pandemic," according to Williams.
HousingNOLA Executive Director Andreanecia Morris is quoted in the article describing the inadequacies of the government support offered to struggling residents so far during the pandemic.