News Story (Louisiana)
Times-Picayune (New Orleans, LA)
December 20, 2016
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Tags: Housing: Eviction
Organizations mentioned/involved: Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (SLLS)
Even if an apartment were available elsewhere, Esnault said moving would be a challenge. Applications to other complexes that accept vouchers require a $35 fee and a $300 deposit, a cost he said would be challenging on his fixed income.
Hannah Adams, an attorney with Southeast Louisiana Legal Services who is representing Esnault, said she’s looking at various strategies that might be able to keep the American Can residents in their homes, both by examining the requirements for the other types of funding provided to the developers and by looking at whether the evictions disproportionately hurt specific groups such as disabled residents or minorities.