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Keynote Speaker

James Perry

James Perry

Executive Director, Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center

James Perry is the Executive Director of the Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center (GNOFHAC). Perry is an expert in affordable housing and housing discrimination.

Perry founded the Gulf Coast Fair Housing Center in Mississippi when he was only 26 years old. He led the Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center (GNOFHAC) through two of America’s greatest disasters - Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Perry has testified before congress four times. He has been quoted and/or interviewed by the New York Times, Newsweek, the Los Angles Times, the Houston Chronicle, the Atlanta Journal Constitution, the RadioOne News Network, National Public Radio, the McNeil-Lehrer News Hour, the Nation, Dateline NBC, the Economist and CNN.

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.

GNOFHAC is a private, non-profit civil rights organization established in the summer of 1995 to eradicate housing discrimination throughout the greater New Orleans area.


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