NEW ORLEANS – Friday, March 11, 2022 – Early voting begins tomorrow in the race for New Orleans’ Clerk of 2nd City Court. The 2nd City Court clerk’s office maintains records for residential and commercial property evictions in Algiers. This office is important to housing advocates because of the continued housing crisis we find ourselves in due to the pandemic and Hurricane Ida as well as the economic fallout from the series of catastrophes that have struck New Orleans over the last decade.
“The hard truth is more and more people are falling into housing insecurity,” says Andreanecia Morris, President/Chairwoman for the Greater New Orleans Housing Alliance. “We need someone in this office who puts housing first and recognizes that there are two sides to an eviction, the landlord and the tenant, and without working on behalf of both parties, we can’t guarantee that we will have an equitable system.”
Early voting runs from Saturday, March 12th through Saturday, March 19th. Election day is Saturday, March 26th. We encourage voters to consider the #PutHousingFirst scorecard as they go to the polls.
While the Greater New Orleans Housing Alliance does not officially endorse any political candidates, GNOHA releases the #PutHousingFirst Candidate Scorecard as an indicator of a candidate’s concern, or lack thereof, regarding affordable housing.
Since its creation in 2007, GNOHA has sought to create change in the Greater New Orleans community through public policy advocacy and public education. The collaborative advocates for the preservation and production of affordable housing for people within the Greater New Orleans metropolitan region and places a special emphasis on the needs of the most vulnerable in society – seniors, people with disabilities, veterans, low-wage workers and low-income families.