Cantrell and Williams have backed off the Rental Registry for now. However, we believe the battle is not over yet. Please click the follow button in the lower right of your screen to be notified of any change.
May 4, 2017
Rental Registry Deferred: The Rental Registry vote scheduled for Thursday, May 4, 2017, is deferred until May 18, 2017. We highly recommend you continue to send letters of disapproval to the council members. Your voice matters.
April 24, 2017
About Rental Registry Deferments: Since the Rental Registry was forwarded to the full council on January 18, 2017, only 2 council members have been in support, Cantrell and Willimas. The other 5 council members would not support it in its present form. Therefore, Cantrell and Williams (the co-authors) are working to persuade the majority of 5 to discuss, suggest and offer amendments to their liking so they can bring it to a vote and enact some form of a Rental Registry.
Now is not the time for silence, but action. Please write or call the council members and let them know you are opposed to a Rental Registry in any form. Do it now.
April 20, 2017
Rental Registry Deferred: The Rental Registry vote scheduled for Thursday, April 20, 2017, is deferred until May 4, 2017.
April 6, 2017
Rental Registry Deferred: The Rental Registry vote scheduled for Thursday, April 6, 2017, is deferred until April 20, 2017.
March 23, 2017
Rental Registry Deferred: The Rental Registry vote scheduled for Thursday, March 23, is deferred until April 6, 2017.
March 22, 2017
Rental Registry Deferred: The Rental Registry vote scheduled for Thursday, March 23, is being deferred until an unknown date?
March 10, 2017
Rental Registry Deferred: The Rental Registry vote scheduled for Thursday, March 9, 2017, is officially deferred until Thursday, March 23, 2017.
March 7, 2017
Rental Registry Tentatively Deferred: Sources close to Councilmember James Gray have indicated that the vote on the Rental Registry scheduled for Thursday, March 9, 2017, will be deferred. The deferred date is unknown at this time.
February 22, 2017
Rental Registry Deferred: Councilwoman Nadine Ramsey said, the vote on the Rental Registry scheduled for Thursday, February 23, 2017, will be deferred until Thursday, March 9, 2017.
Rental Registry Deferred: Councilman Jason Williams said, the vote on the Rental Registry scheduled for February 9, 2017, would be deferred until Thursday, February 23, 2017.
January – February 2017
We were able to schedule several meetings with Councilmembers Gray, Guidry, Head, Ramsey, Brossett, and Williams. We shared and presented the factual U. S. Census Bureau data that contradicts the GNFHAC false reports and raised many concerns about the need for such a program. All were surprised and some expressed relief when they learned the accurate numbers about the AHS. All Councilmembers, excluding Councilmember Williams, expressed serious reservations about the false data and the RR 4th Amendment legality.
January 18, 2017
Rental Registry Tentatively Advances: In spite of many objections and warnings from renters, landlords, home builders, developers, apartment associations, and several attorneys cautioning that government officials are prohibited under the 4th. Amendment from legislating an illegal home invasion Rental Registry, Councilmember Williams moved its adoption with Councilmember Cantrell seconding the motion—both co-authored the legislation. Councilmembers Gray, Head and Guidry expressed serious reservations and concerns about the Rental Registry. However, the legislation was reluctantly moved forward to the full council under the proviso that more research, amendments, and input was needed.
August 15, 2016
Independent Data Opinion: Professional statistician, Greg Rigamer’s old firm, GCR Assoc., reviewed the data in the 2011 American Housing Survey Census and Bob Chopin’s analysis of the Census, and deems it to be correct!
February 11, 2015
Comunity Development Presents 1st. Draft of Rental Registry: Wednesday, February 11, 2015, the RR came into the light. It was supported by many 501(3)(c) including Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center, Councilwoman Cantrell, and Councilman Jason Williams. Immediately it encountered headwinds as the entire rationale was based on a bogus report published by GNFHAC claiming 78% of New Orleans rentals were in need of major repairs among other propaganda.