Fighting the Good Fight

We must take a note from the Louisiana Housing Corporations for taking the lead and setting the example of fighting the good fight for affordable housing and  hardworking Louisianans who deserve an affordable, decent and safe place to live.  Please see the letter below from LHA member and Chairman of LHC Board of Directors Lloyd “Buddy” Spillers and Interim Executive Director, Edeselle Keith Cunningham, Jr.  Let’s commit to supporting them and the great work ahead for LHC.


May 13, 2016

Dear LHC Board of Directors, Staff, and Stakeholders:

It is with distinct honor and pleasure that we are able to report to you that the HB 409 Amendment, which would have removed $4M from the LHC to be deposited in the State General Fund, was removed from the bill.

Both myself and Keith Cunningham, as well as many of you, and also our affordable housing community stakeholders, were instrumental in achieving this endeavor.

Over the past couple of days, we’ve spent many hours tirelessly but effectively advocating in the halls of the Capitol for this positive result.

So again, let me take a moment to THANK each and every one of you for all of your splendid efforts and networking achievements in helping us get the Amendment removed.

I’d be remiss if I did not mention Representative Cedric Glover and Representative Sam Jones for taking the lead in championing the cause of affordable housing in Louisiana. We consider them to be true Friends of Affordable Housing.

We still have a lot of work left to do, but this is definitely a SUCCESSFUL MILESTONE that we ALL should be very proud of – a true example of TEAMWORK!!

Please also take a moment to thank your respective legislators and tell them we are here to serve as partners to expand affordable housing in Louisiana.

Enjoy your weekend, and I’ll be in touch next week with everyone.  And, to coin Keith’s new LHC motto “…LET’S PUSH FORWARD!”



Lloyd S. “Buddy” Spillers                                        Edselle Keith Cunningham, Jr.

Chairman, LHC Board of Directors                        LHC Interim Executive Director



xc:  Representative Cedric Glover

Representative Sam Jones

Official letter can be downloaded here.

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