Every year GNOFHAC recognizes individuals and families who, in the face of discrimination, stood up for what is right.
Their courage in fighting housing discrimination was motivated not only by their own desire to be made whole after the harms caused by discrimination, but also by their determination to prevent others from facing the same injustice.
The Fair Housing Hero award recognizes those heroes in our community who have made contributions to the Fair Housing Movement.
The sad truth is that discrimination in our community is everywhere. We receive more complaints of housing discrimination than we can handle alone. And the issues involved are often too important -- too big -- to handle without the help of our friends and partners.
Each year, the Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center honors individuals who, through their leadership, have distinguished themselves as champions of civil rights and housing equity.
The Mondale-Brooke Award for Fair Housing Leadership and Civic Participation honors the legacy of Senators Walter Mondale (D-MN) and Edward Brooke (R-MA), who championed the Fair Housing Act as part of comprehensive civil rights legislation.