Maxwell Ciardullo

Maxwell is a housing justice policy and research expert based in New Orleans. Prior to joining the Redress Movement, he spent nearly a decade at the Louisiana Fair Housing Action Center, primarily as its Director of Policy and Communications. There, he led campaigns to pass inclusionary zoning, a right to counsel in eviction court, and a rental registry, as well as helping to research, draft, and edit the City of New Orleans’ Assessment of Fair Housing, the first plan of its kind submitted under the Obama-era Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule.

Maxwell initially came to New Orleans in 2012 as a health care access policy fellow with the New Orleans Health Department as part of the White House Strong Cities, Strong Communities initiative. He is a long-time board member of Jane Place Neighborhood Sustainability Initiative (JPNSI), a local community land trust and housing rights organization, and has also served on the City of New Orleans Neighborhood Housing Advisory Council and his local neighborhood association. Maxwell holds a master’s degree in regional planning from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and an undergraduate degree in Sociology from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana.