The Fair Housing Five

A new book for children

The GNOFHAC Education and Outreach team has been busy this summer spreading the message of fair housing and the Civil Rights Movement as a part of their generous Target® summer grant. This grant has allowed the organization to lead summer workshops and distribute The Fair Housing Five & The Haunted House to schools and camps across the greater New Orleans area. The team has been on the move, leading workshops all the way from New Orleans East at Mildred Osborne Charter School to the Marigny at St. Paul Lutheran Church. We’ve already lead a total of seven youth workshops this summer, with more coming up!

Students have had a great time reading The Fair Housing Five & The Haunted House and creating maps of their dream neighborhoods. Many students expressed their love of reading, told us about their favorite books and subjects, and responded positively to the children’s book. One third-grader remarked, “This book had a really really good message.” Another expressed, “I love reading, and I thought this book was very interesting!”

If you are interested in having a workshop at your summer camp, youth organization, religious summer program, or summer school that serves students in 1st through 6th grade, please contact Education and Outreach Director, Sophie Rosen at or by calling (504) 596-2100 ext. 109.


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