Community Progress Blog

New report analyzes New Orleans’ rising rental costs

Written by on June 22, 2016

New Orleans has undergone many transformations in the 10+ years since Katrina. Today, with over half of New Orleans’ residents¬†living in rental housing, and rents rising sharply in many neighborhoods across the city,¬†affordability is becoming an acute problem. These are the findings of a new independent assessment¬†conducted by the Center for Community Progress and commissioned…


Communities aim to stabilize neighborhoods through effective rental registration and certification programs

Written by on June 21, 2016

  Code enforcement is an important tool for addressing blighted property conditions and stabilizing neighborhoods. When we talk about that, however, we often focus on vacant, blighted property, and less so on occupied, blighted property. Many City and land bank-led initiatives have programs to demolish and rehab vacant, abandoned properties, and encourage new residents to…