Cashauna joins the Redress Movement after serving as Executive Director of one of the most active fair housing advocacy groups in the country, the Louisiana Fair Housing Action Center (formerly known as the Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center). At LaFHAC, she led a team working holistically to end discriminatory housing policies and practices through litigation, policy advocacy, community-based educational offerings, and other direct services to community members. As an advocate, leader, and litigator with personal connections to the impacts of residential segregation and exclusionary housing policy, her work as Executive Director included leading the community engagement process for the City of New Orleans’ 2016 Assessment of Fair Housing plan – the first in the nation submitted under a 2015 rule requiring state and local governments to identify and address barriers to fair housing choice.
Additionally, her background includes successful resolution of fair housing and lending claims through administrative and court processes. Cashauna has written extensively about housing segregation and civil rights and has testified before the United States Congress as a fair housing expert.
Most importantly, for the Redress Movement, Cashauna brings her commitment to racial justice and a deep understanding of racial segregation and fair housing innovation. She is a graduate of Spelman College and Tulane University’s Law School.