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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.
Progress
Jan
9
//
2021

Mid City Murals

Mid City Merchants and Mid City Redevelopment are launching a community branding campaign to kick off the 30th anniversary of the name Mid City for our community.
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.
Progress
Oct
25
//
2020

Small Business, Big Community Impact

​​A community is enriched in four respects: community-led design, identity, social capital, productivity
People
Apr
20
//
2021

NOW HIRING - Serve LA Outreach Coordinator

We're hiring a Community Relations Coordinator to help us reach our outreach, marketing, and engagement goals!
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
Jun
1
//
2020

Mid City Redevelopment Alliance Hires New Director of Community Relations

Mid City Redevelopment Alliance Brings on New Talent to Tackle Community Engagement in World of Social Distancing, Thirty Year Anniversary of Mid City, Redevelopment of Florida Blvd.
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.
Progress
Jan
9
//
2021

Mid City Murals

Mid City Merchants and Mid City Redevelopment are launching a community branding campaign to kick off the 30th anniversary of the name Mid City for our community.
Progress
Oct
25
//
2020

Small Business, Big Community Impact

​​A community is enriched in four respects: community-led design, identity, social capital, productivity
Progress
Oct
14
//
2020

We're All Creatives

In the past, industrialization led to the design of public space. Making automobiles, not people, the focal point of open space planning.
Progress
Mar
4
//
2019

Mid City's Next Development Hot Spot

A prime piece of Mid City Real estate will hit the market when the Capital Area Human Services District vacates its offices on Government Street across from White Star Market.
Places
Apr
29
//
2021

Our Public Comments on MUTCD

The Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Streets and Highways (MUTCD) sets the standard for infrastructure improvements for most transportation engineers. Changes to MUTCD standards will have huge impacts on communities across America, including Mid City's new MovEBR projects on North Blvd and Florida St., projects let by Stantec, Forte & Tablada, and Evans Graves.
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.

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