A debate on the House floor Thursday prompts questions from state lawmakers about a proposal to force slumlord non-profit property owners to pay taxes. The bill was drafted after our FOX 8 Defenders reports highlighted dangerous living conditions at apartments owned by a religious non-profit.
A group of New Orleans East residents sue the owners of The Willows apartments alleging they've let the property fall into disrepair. Our FOX 8 Defenders investigations exposed what residents called dangerous conditions at The Willows and two other properties owned by a religious non-profit.
One state lawmaker plans to file a proposal to pull the tax exempt status of property owners who run non-profits, but who lawmakers say are slumlords. The idea for the bill came after our FOX 8 Defenders investigations exposed what residents said were deplorable living conditions at apartments owned by a religious non-profit. Now, one group hits the pavement trying to help tenants who feel they have nowhere else to turn.
Some New Orleans residents say they're fed up after weeks of no trash pick-up from Richard's Disposal. Others say their pick-up is sporadic and they have no idea when the trash company is coming to their house.
The former chief of the Jefferson Parish Fire Department, calls the Bellemont apartment complex a ticking timebomb. The owner of the Bellemont is a religious non-profit that’s racked up fines and code violations over the years. Now, the former chief, Dave Tibbetts, says not much has changed there after a heated meeting with the head of the non-profit.
Residents at an Algiers apartment complex reach out to FOX 8, begging for help, saying they're living in squalor. One of the owners of Parc Fontaine is Global Ministries Foundation, the same religious non-profit that FOX 8 revealed, owns The Willows in New Orleans East, which was full of mold, and trash and which residents told us was unsafe.
A New Orleans city councilman wants a stiffer punishment by code enforcement against the owner of The Willows apartment complex. The non-profit owner of the site still owes money from a code enforcement hearing two years ago.
Years of neglect, near nightly shootings and overwhelming filth. That's what some terrified New Orleans East neighbors say they've been dealing with at their apartment complex and it's who owns the complex that may surprise you.
The FOX 8 Defenders learn a longtime nuisance property we've tracked for years no longer poses a problem for one New Orleans neighborhood. While it's been cleaned up, some worry about other lingering eyesores in the St. Bernard area near Bayou St. John.
A North shore man received dozens of faxes that contain personal medical information, and they weren't intended for him. Desperate to get the problem fixed, he reached out to the FOX 8 Defenders to track down answers.
Amid the city’s violent crime surge, contractors are working on street upgrade projects that positively benefit neighborhoods across New Orleans. But they fear for their lives, and reached out to the FOX 8 Defenders for help.
It's been an eyesore you can't miss along I-10 in New Orleans East for years. Now a project to put it back into commerce is in the homestretch. As Shelley Brown explains in this FOX 8 Defenders follow-up, the developer feels it'll fill a need when it comes to affordable housing.
A dangerous situation unfolded in a Kenner neighborhood when two Entergy transformers exploded and caught fire. A liquid poured out of one of them for hours. When residents couldn’t get a response, they called the FOX 8 defenders, and we helped them get answers.
The FOX 8 Defenders learn an investigation is now underway after we started asking questions about a potentially dangerous issue. Jefferson Parish neighbors say the problem went on for months until something in their yard exploded and caught fire.