Join host, Michel Davis-Robinson on Fair Housing Today with her guest Mr. James Perry, Executive Director of the Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center (GNOFHAC) as they discuss the meaning of affirmatively furthering fair housing and its impact on quality education.
James Perry is the Executive Director of the Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center (GNOFHAC). Perry is a housing expert. Perry founded the Gulf Coast Fair Housing Center in Mississippi when he was 26 years old. He led the Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center through two of America’s greatest disasters-Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Under Perry's leadership, the Center favorably settled an historic class action lawsuit resulting in compensationof more than $500 million for Katrina victims. Perry has testified before congress eight times and was a candidate in the 2010 New Orleans Mayoral election. Perry serves on the Board of Directors of the National Fair Housing Alliance, the National Low Income Housing Coalition, the Gulf Coast Fair Housing Center and chairs the Louisiana Housing Alliance Board of Directors. He holds a Bachelors in political science from the University of New Orleans and a Juris Doctorate from the Loyola University School of Law.