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Chris Kerrigan

  • Hosted by Southeast Louisiana Legal Services
  • Sponsored by Disaster Resilience Program
  • Service location Gretna, Louisiana
  • Law school Loyola University New Orleans College of Law
  • Issue area Disaster Recovery, Disaster Response and Preparedness, Housing/Homelessness
  • Fellowship class year 2021
  • Program Disaster Resilience Program

The Project

Chris will help achieve justice for low-income individuals and families, primarily on the Westbank of the greater New Orleans region. His work will prevent housing instability caused by evictions by defending the legal rights of clients through legal aid, advocacy, and community education. Additionally, Chris will address the housing needs of low-income individuals and families by assisting with legal assistance, advocacy, and community education with addressing habitability issues caused by natural disasters such as Hurricane Ida and/or landlord neglect.

Through the advocacy of legal rights and community education outreach, our project will improve housing stability within the New Orleans region. Housing stability will help our area better respond, react and cope with disasters and the stresses caused by them.

Fellowship Plans

Chris considers himself blessed to have the opportunity to work for the people in his community who need assistance the most. There are few positions in his field that would have allowed him to work directly with his clients and never worry about collecting a fee. Legal aid and public interest victories provide him with the most fantastic sense of purpose.

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Representing Tenants in the Aftermath of a Natural Disaster

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