New Orleans Affordable Housing Constitutional Amendment Receives Endorsements Heading Into Saturday's Vote

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Oct. 10, 2019 

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 New Orleans Affordable Housing Constitutional Amendment

Receives Endorsements Heading Into Saturday's Vote

NEW ORLEANS — As Saturday's election nears, elected officials, business and community leaders as well as media outlets have expressed support for the New Orleans Affordable Housing Constitutional Amendment (or Amendment #4).

Amendment #4 enjoys strong regional and statewide support as well as in New Orleans as voters on Oct. 12 consider approval of the following proposition: "Do you support an amendment to allow the City of New Orleans to exempt property within Orleans Parish from all or part of ad valorem taxes that would otherwise be due for the purpose of promoting affordable housing?"


The amendment has enjoyed strong bipartisan support from the state's Congressional delegation — including House Republican Whip Steve Scalise — as well as unanimous support from the Jefferson Parish Council and the New Orleans City Council.


Amendment #4, which by by the state constitution requires statewide voter approval, would allow the City of New Orleans to make its own decisions and create its own strategies to address a housing crisis that has affected cities nationwide. Learn more about the amendment by visiting the Ballotpedia page here. Mayor LaToya Cantrell explained the value of approving Amendment #4, which could include tax relief to help residents remain in their own homes, in a series of community meetings in every City Council district over the past two months as well as a statewide tour.


Election day is Saturday (Oct. 12). Learn about all the ballot initiatives and find polling locations here.


Here is a list of the endorsements:


Elected Officials:

Steve Scalise, U.S. Rep. (1st District)
Cedric Richmond, U.S. Rep. (2nd District)
Garret Graves, U.S. Rep. (6th District)
State Sen. Edward Price (District 2)
State Sen. JP Morrell (District 3)
State Sen.-Elect Jimmy Harris (District 4)
State Sen. Karen Carter Peterson (District 5)
State Sen. Troy Carter (District 7)
State Sen.-Elect Patrick Connick (District 8)
State Sen. Gerald Boudreaux (District 24)
State Sen. Eric LaFleur (District 28)
State Rep. Jim Morris (District 1)
State Rep. Jack McFarland (District 13)
State Rep. Katrina Jackson (District 16)
State Rep. Vincent Pierre (District 44)
State Rep. Kirk Talbot (District 78)
State Rep. Julie Stokes (District 79)
State Rep. Clay Schexnayder (District 81)
State Rep. Cameron Henry (District 82)
State Rep. Walt Leger (District 91)
State Rep. Royce Duplessis (District 93)
State Rep. Neil Abramson (District 98)
State Rep. Ted James (District 101)
Mayor LaToya Cantrell, New Orleans
Mayor Sharon Weston Broome, Baton Rouge
Mayor Adrian Perkins, Shreveport
Mayor Jeff Hall, Alexandria
Mayor Jamie Mayo, Monroe
Mayor Clarence Fields, Pineville
Jefferson Parish Council

City Councilmember Helena Moreno (New Orleans At-Large)
City Councilmember Jason Williams (New Orleans At-Large)
City Councilmember Joseph I. Giarrusso III (New Orleans District A)
City Councilmember Jay H. Banks (New Orleans District B)
City Councilmember Kristin Gisleson Palmer (New Orleans District C)
City Councilmember Jared Brossett (New Orleans District D)
City Councilmember Cyndi Nguyen (New Orleans District E)
Councilmember W. Beau Black, Plaquemines (District 2)



Business Council of New Orleans and the River Region
Capital One
Crescent City Community Land Trust
Enterprise Community Partners
Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center
Greater New Orleans, Inc.
Indivisible New Orleans
Know Your Vote
Louisiana Budget Project
Louisiana Democratic Party
The Music & Culture Coalition of New Orleans
National Association of Real Estate Brokers - New Orleans
Power Coalition for Equity and Justice
Sister District Project
Step Up Louisiana
United Teachers of New Orleans


Media Outlets:

The New Orleans Advocate | Times-Picayune
Big Easy Magazine

The Gambit

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