Fair Housing: Louisiana

This page is intended for informational purposes only and does not constitute, and should not be construed as, legal advice. This page is not intended to provide a mandatory standard of care for the industry.  

On these pages, you will find information about the protected classes in each state’s fair housing law as well as the cities and counties in the state’s three largest city or metropolitan areas that enforce additional fair housing protections. We highlight source of income protections, where applicable, that could substantially impact industry operations. Please see the footnotes. NAA also has resources on the federal fair housing protections that apply nationwide.

We are currently in the process of optimizing NAA’s Fair Housing Protected Class Resources. If you do not see a jurisdiction of interest, please reach out to the NAA Government Affairs Team at [email protected].

Information on this page is current as of March 2022.

Louisiana Protected Classes

(State of Louisiana Revised Statutes Title 51 §§2606)

  • Race

  • Color

  • National Origin

  • Religion

  • Sex

  • Familial Status

  • Disability

  • Ethnicity

 

Baton Rouge Metro Area

(City of Baton Rouge Municipal Code § 8-1014 et seq.)

The City of Baton Rouge is consolidated with the Parish Government.

This jurisdiction emphasizes enforcement of federal, state, and protected classes.

New Orleans Metro Area

(Jefferson Parish Code §12.6.1 et seq.)

This jurisdiction emphasizes enforcement of federal and state protected classes.

(City of New Orleans Municipal Code §§ 86-28 through 86-30)​

The City of New Orleans is consolidated with the Parish Government.

In addition to enforcement of federal and state protected classes, this jurisdiction also includes the following protected classes:

  • Creed
  • Age
  • Ancestry
  • Gender
  • Gender Identity
  • Marital Status
  • Physical Condition
  • Sexual Orientation

 

(St. Tammy Parish Code § 20-19 et seq.)

This jurisdiction emphasizes enforcement of federal and state protected classes.

Shreveport Metro Area

(Caddo Parish Code § 20-43)

This jurisdiction emphasizes enforcement of federal and state protected classes.

City of Shreveport Protected Classes

(City of Shreveport Municipal Code § 39-2)​

In addition to enforcement of federal, state, and county protected classes, this jurisdiction also includes the following protected classes:

  • Age
  • Ancestry
  • Gender Identity
  • Political Affiliations
  • Sexual Orientation