Residents in Baton Rouge and across the country want to create vibrant and welcoming places everyone wants to call home. But to accomplish this goal, bridging the wealth and attainment gaps that allow Baton Rouge residents to improve their own financial future is critical. Mid City Redevelopment Alliance is helping people bypass challenges and improve their lives.
Neighborhoods and communities are where people interact most frequently.
Addressing problems like crime that seem too large to solve on a national scale seem more manageable when neighbors come together. That’s why NeighborWorks Week (June 6-13), an annual week of service where Mid City Redevelopment Alliance and other NeighborWorks organizations across the country highlight neighborhood change, is so transformative.
Since its inception in 1983, NeighborWorks Week highlights the collective impact of the NeighborWorks network and how each organization takes a unique, tailored approach to serving its particular neighborhood or community. We want to showcase resident leaders who care deeply about community and bring people together to tackle tough challenges, create change and build stronger communities.
Mid City Redevelopment Alliance, and all members of the national NeighborWorks network, provide the local, on-the-ground work building and restoring communities all are proud to call home. Baton Rouge residents have struggled with Zip Code Disparity, Redlining, and lack of policy reform. Therefore, increasing the lack of affordable housing in disenfranchised areas.
Unfortunately, the current 30-percentage-point gap between black and white homeownership is larger than it was in 1968, when housing discrimination was legal. That’s why Mid City Redevelopment Alliance sought to create an unbiased and impartial experience providing:
To solve the social inequalities and wealth gaps residents experience in Baton Rouge, we're working daily to provide essential services that transform lives. Large, long-lasting changes begin with the local, on-the-ground work of neighborhoods and residents.
The mission of Mid City Redevelopment Alliance is to develop and promote the growth and renewal of Mid City Baton Rouge by attracting new and retaining current residents and businesses.