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People
Feb
24
//
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
//
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
//
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
//
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
//
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.
People
Feb
24
//
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.
People
Feb
4
//
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. 
People
Nov
8
//
2020

Civic Engagement is More Than Voting

During these turbulent times, we have all grown to understand how elections can emotionally become draining.
People
Mar
1
//
2019

Meet Aneatra Boykin, Our New Board Chair

Congratulations on being elected to serve as Mid City Redevelopment Alliance's next Board Chair! What made you interested in serving on the board of MCRA?
People
Jan
31
//
2019

Michael Polite is Growing Mid City

Michael Polite is a boutique grower with a focus in specialty and culinary herbs who operates Sky Bright Herbs, a zero-waste nursery stock grower. Priority is placed on sustainable business practices in order to minimize any adverse impact on the environment.
Progress
Jan
28
//
2019

Live Music is Booming in Mid City

With Baton Rouge seeing an increase in local musicians promoting original works, Mid City has seen an upswing in where to go to pass a good time.
Progress
Jan
2
//
2019

Our New Years Resolution - Real Estate Development

Mid City Redevelopment Alliance is a HUD-designated Community Housing Development Organization that has produced rental, for sale, and lease purchase housing units through a mixture of developed, sponsored, and joint venture partnerships.
Progress
Jan
1
//
2019

The Beauty of Working Together

Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome joined dozens of volunteers during her annual "Operation Fresh Start" on February 16th.
Progress
Dec
13
//
2018

Ebay's Retail Revival in Baton Rouge

In today’s day and age, there isn’t be a single person who hasn’t heard of eBay.
Progress
Nov
26
//
2018

White Light Night Progress

White Light Night has been a staple of Mid City for 16 years. I myself have served Mid City as the Executive Director of Mid City Redevelopment Alliance for 12 years and have seen the event progress into what it is today.
Places
Jan
22
//
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
//
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.
Places
Oct
1
//
2020

Housing After a Natural Disaster

It can go without saying that Louisianans are amazingly resilient. From Hurricane Katrina, the 2016 Floods, to Hurricane Laura, we continuously bounce back with a new spirit and song.
Places
Feb
1
//
2019

Bistro Byron'z History in Mid City

Bistro Byronz has a rich history as a local favorite of Baton Rouge. The concept originated in the ‘80s with a family-owned sandwich shop. It has been open for 13 years in Mid City.
Places
Dec
27
//
2018

DIG Restaurant Week

Restaurant Week is fast approaching - let's make sure you know where Mid City's best deals are going to be from January 21 - 26.

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