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VOTE's Monthly Meetings
2022 St. Bernard Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70116
VOTE's monthly meeting is the first Wednesday of every month, from 6 - 7:30 pm, We welcome new people, report on our activities, and plan for upcoming events. Light dinner is served, and children are welcome.
We are in the Corpus Christi Community Center, behind the Corpus Christi Epiphany Church. Enter the parking lot through N. Galvez or N. Johnson streets.
You don't need to be a Member to be part of VOTE, but our Members hold special sway in helping us forge the direction of the organization.
A New Public Housing Background Check Policy
New Orleans is America’s incarceration leader, meaning it also leads the nation in families impacted by criminal convictions. Our city has invested in prison cells rather than proper responses to homelessness, addiction, mental illness, unemployment, and poor education. We have invested in one form of subsidized housing, cages, above all others. And we have intentionally barred masses of people from accessing housing, employment, and education after conviction, whether reentering from incarceration and even when merely sentenced to probation.
Click Here to Sign the Petition:
We, the undersigned, call on HANO to: (1) pass the proposed policy, allowing families to be reunited when living in public housing or receiving vouchers and (2) make changes proposed by community members, making the criminal background policy mandatory on all owners and managers of public housing, granting HANO ultimate authority over 3rd party managers’ decisions to deny people housing, and requiring public reporting of all denials.