The Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center (GNOFHAC), a private nonprofit organization dedicated to ending housing discrimination in Louisiana, is pleased to announce the selection of Cashauna Hill, Esq., as its new Executive Director. Ms. Hill was selected by GNOFHAC’s Board of Directors to succeed outgoing Executive Director James Perry, who has led the organization for more than ten years and has seen the Center through some of the largest housing challenges to face the region in recent history. The decision was the result of a thorough national selection process, during which more than 100 candidates were reviewed and considered. Ms. Hill will officially begin her new position as Director on Monday, April 6, 2015.
Ms. Hill is a dedicated housing advocate who has advised both the City of New Orleans and the City of Portland, Oregon on effective fair housing policy. She has extensive fair housing litigation experience, having previously served as both Fair Housing Staff Attorney at the Oregon Law Center in Portland, Oregon and Staff Attorney at the Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center. She received her Juris Doctor from Tulane Law School and her Bachelor’s Degree from Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia. Prior to accepting the position at the Fair Housing Action Center, Ms. Hill served as an Assistant City Attorney for the City of New Orleans, where she represented the City and its employees in state and federal court and administrative proceedings and managed multi-million dollar litigation.
I am thrilled to return to the Fair Housing Action Center, remarks Ms. Hill. “I was incredibly fortunate to have the opportunity to work with James directly and see how his leadership and tenacity transformed the Center into the thriving organization that it is today, and I look forward to continuing his good work to ensure that all Louisianans are granted fair access to housing that meets their needs.”
GNOFHAC outgoing Executive Director James Perry comments, “Cashauna Hill is a top rate fair housing advocate. I am confident that under her leadership, the Center will become ever more vigilant in its efforts to stem housing discrimination.”
GNOFHAC invites all members of the public to join the Center’s board, staff, and friends in welcoming Cashauna Hill at its third annual Fair Housing Month crawfish boil. The boil will be held on Wednesday, April 22 from 5-7PM on the front lawn of the GNOFHAC offices (404 S. Jefferson Davis Pkwy, New Orleans). The event is free and open to the public.
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