Greater New Orleans Housing Alliance, Community Partners and Local Advocates to Hold Put Housing First March on Saturday, Nov. 3rd
NEW ORLEANS - The Greater New Orleans Housing Alliance (GNOHA), alongside local allies and advocates have announced plans for the upcoming Put Housing First march on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, as a clarion call to elected officials to support affordable housing policies in New Orleans. The march will begin at Congo Square in Armstrong Park at 10 a.m.
The group launched its Put Housing First campaign leading up to the 2017 election cycle to secure the commitment of 80,000 registered voters to support GNOHA advocacy efforts and the implementation of the 10-Year HousingNOLA Plan. The platform also calls upon elected officials to stay true to their commitments to prioritize safe, affordable, healthy housing for all in New Orleans. For the second year, GNOHA will be conducting surveys and in-person interviews with upcoming election candidates prior to releasing its candidate scorecard, which ranks each individual on their commitment to Put Housing First issues. The 2018 Put Housing First Candidate Scorecard will be finalized and released in the coming weeks.
"The affordable housing crisis that our city has found itself in cannot and will not correct itself," said GNOHA President Andreanecia Morris. "We have the plan, but for whatever reason, cannot seem to find the will to implement what's needed. Housing insecurity affects each and every one of us in one form or another. We encourage New Orleans residents to come out and march together with us on Nov. 3 to remind our elected officials that they work on behalf of the many, and not just the interests of a select few."
GNOHA and partners will be also be holding a press conference on Tuesday, Oct. 30, at 10 a.m. on the front steps of City Hall to discuss the upcoming event. For more information, please contact Jaleesa Jackson via email at email@example.com or by phone at (504) 224-8303.