Be a #PutHousingFirst Voter

After the November 13, 2021 Election, there are four New Orleans City Council Seats and the Sheriff’s race in a runoff this December 11, 2021.

We are also voting on the reauthorization of the Neighborhood Housing Improvement Fund (NHIF), a critical fund to achieve housing that is safe and affordable to everyone.

Early voting opens on Saturday, November 27th and then runs from Monday, November 29th to Saturday, December 4th from 8:30AM to 6PM at locations listed below.

Early Voting Locations

Election Day Voting Locations

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Our questions lifted up voters in New Orleans concerns about climate change’s impact on the future of their city and lack of progress on working affordable neighborhoods to survive storms like Hurricane Ida in the future.

Our questions also asked for commitment to our communities over the powerful corporate influence of companies like Entergy and elected officials selling out to the fossil fuel industry while neighborhoods remain vulnerable to severe weather.

The percentage grades for the run-off candidates, methodology for grading, and affordable housing platform questionnaire responses can be found here.


Pass the Neighborhood Housing Improvement Fund:

Join us as we create a New Orleans where everyone has a safe, stable place to call home no matter who they are or how much money they make. As New Orleans residents, we know housing is a basic human need.  Join us to win funding so that all of our communities have affordable homes that are healthy, safe and withstand impacts of future hurricanes.
Voting Yes to reauthorize the NHIF will:


  1.  Help people find emergency housing during a crisis.

  2. Invest in homes that are affordable, resilient and allow people to stay in their neighborhoods. 

  3. Stop slum landlords from hurting New Orleanians and help good landlords keep their rents affordable.​




In 2017, the Greater New Orleans Housing Alliance (GNOHA) developed the first #PutHousingFirst Platform outlining the needs for New Orleans residents along with public policy recommendations to meet those needs. #PutHousingFirst released their first Candidate Scorecards that same year for both the municipal election and general election in New Orleans.

#PutHousingFirst continued to provide voters with Candidate Scorecards in the 2018 election for Congressional District 93 Representative. For the November 2018 election, #PutHousingFirst began including ballot initiative analyses into their scorecards to breakdown how constitutional amendments or propositions impact affordable housing development. These efforts carried on into the 2019 election and accompanying Parishwide Propositions.

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