Affordable Housing

Gentrification is in full effect in many New Orleans neighborhoods with St. Roch recently being labeled “ground zero.” As prices rise for both renters and those looking to buy, many low-income neighbors are being squeezed out.  Within our holistic approach to community development,  St. Roch CDC is committed to providing opportunities for the material poor to remain and enjoy the benefits of an improved neighborhood.  Our strategy is to continue acquiring vacant lots for new construction as well as existing structures to renovate with the goal of putting 8-12 units a year back into commerce. 

“Gentrification with justice – that’s what is needed to restore health to our urban neighborhoods. Needed are gentry with vision who have compassionate hearts as well as real estate acumen. We need gentry whose understanding of community includes the less-advantaged, who will use their competencies and connections to ensure that their lower-income neighbors share a stake in their revitalizing neighborhood. The city needs land-owning residents who are also faith-motivated, who yield to the tenets of their faith in the inevitable tension between value of neighbor over value of property.” – Bob Lupton

Completed Projects

1810 St. Roch Ave

1810 St. Roch Ave

1812-14 St. Roch Ave

1812-14 St. Roch Ave

1340 St. Roch Ave. Staple Goods Gallery

1340 St. Roch Ave. Staple Goods Gallery

2360 N. Roman St

2360 N. Roman St

1741 Spain Street

1741 Spain Street

1734 St. Roch Ave

1734 St. Roch Ave

ADDITIONAL DEVELOPMENTS

  • 1738 St. Roch Ave
  • 1809-11 Mandeville Street
  • 2055-57 N. Roman Street
  • 1834-36 Painters Street
 

FUTURE DEVELOPMENTS

  • 2135 St. Roch
  • 2200 Almonaster
  • 1626 Painters
  • 2810 N. Rocheblave
  • 2029 Almonaster
  • 2319 N, Derbigny
  • 2410 N. Galvez
  • 2448 N. Galvez
  • 2449 N. Prieur
  • 2810 N. Rocheblave
  • 2278 N. Johnson