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Mid City's Community Development Nonprofit

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About Us

We are advancing economic progress and community prosperity because we believe our community can work better for everyone.

Mission

We develop and promote the growth and revitalization of Mid City Baton Rouge by attracting new and retaining current residents and businesses.

History

Mid City Redevelopment Alliance was founded by the Baton Rouge General in the fall of 1991. As the first not-for-profit organization in Baton Rouge created to address the challenges of a specific geographic region, Mid City Redevelopment Alliance has established itself as one of the most dynamic and successful community development organizations in our city.

Vision

We practice comprehensive community development through the prioritization of people and place. Collaboration is central to the work, and is enhanced by diverse relationships supported by a mixed array of resources advancing a multi-tiered community revitalization process. MCRA strives to provide all members of the community an opportunity to share in the benefits of revitalization. The organization is committed to empowering individuals and neighborhoods to effect impactful and sustainable change from within the community.
Map of Mid City Baton Rouge. Center of Baton Rouge with Downtown to West of boundary, Choctaw to North of boundary and Lobdell to East of boundary
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FOR OTHERS
BECAUSE Impact is our mission

Your Mid City Programs

BECAUSE COLLABORATION IS CENTRAL TO DEVELOPMENT

The Partners

ACTION WITHOUT LEADERSHIP ISN'T IMPACT

The Board of Directors

Board Chair
Theo Richards
1st vice Chair
Kendall Johnson
Immediate Past Chair
Aneatra Boykin
Secretary
Heidi Sonnier
Treasurer
Jackie Patin
2nd Vice Chair
Julie Pleasant
Andy Piner
Candace B. Ford
Erika L. Green
Gilles Morin, AICP, CFM
Jeff English
Rex Cabaniss
Tracy White
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Everything you wanted to know about community development.

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People
Feb
24
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2021

Stop Home Scams

According to NeighborWorks America, 21% of renters are at risk of eviction and the number of seriously delinquent mortgages hit its highest level in more than five years. In response, housing scams are on the rise across the country.
Progress
Feb
18
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2021

2021 Strategic Plan

Every five years, our organization undergoes a strategic planning process with our staff, Board of Directors, partners, clients, and residents.
People
Feb
4
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2021

New Program Announcement!

Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome launched Safe, Hopeful Neighborhoods Engagement Hub today as part of the Safe, Hopeful, Healthy BR Initiative from her Office of Community Development in partnership with Mid City Redevelopment Alliance and Build Baton Rouge. 
Places
Jan
22
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2021

Why Homeownership Matters

Homeownership is a central aspect of the American Dream, and while the homeownership rate for Baton Rouge is 67.8%, the rate of homeownership in poor and minority neighborhoods is less than 30%.
Places
Jan
18
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2021

Increasing Homeownership Decreases Violent Crime

From 2013 to 2017, a one percentage point increase in homeownership rates in Baton Rouge census block group resulted in a statistically significant decrease in combined assault, homicide, and robbery incidents of over 4.5% in relation to the average.
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