JPNSI is a Community Land Trust (CLT) and housing rights organization committed to creating sustainable, democratic, and economically just neighborhoods and communities in New Orleans.​​

We work to transform unjust housing policies, discriminatory practices, and predatory development schemes by engaging in strategies that create permanently affordable housing, advance tenant rights, expand housing security, and uphold equitable housing patterns and land use planning.

New Orleans Housing Crisis 

Community Land Trust 

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Short-Term Rentals, Long-Term Impacts:
The Corrosion of Housing Access and Affordability in New Orleans

The City of New Orleans' approach to short-term rental (STR) regulation has incentivized the mass removal of homes from the residential market for tourist use, taking a detrimental toll on a housing market already in crisis. JPNSI's new report, "Short-Term Rentals, Long-Term Impacts: The Corrosion of Housing Access and Affordability in New Orleans," reveals how and for whom short-term renting has been working in New Orleans in the year since legalization. 
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2739 Palmyra 

The first permanently affordable apartment building owned by a community land trust in New Orleans. 

Fighting for Tenants’ Rights

Action taken in support of tenants at American Can Apartments to stop their immediate eviction from their homes. Tenants ultimate won a 10-month stay, secured monetary support for relocation, and assistance to find new homes. 

Short-Term Rentals Changed Your Community?

In March, we released "Short-Term Rentals, Long-Term Impacts: the Corrosion of Housing Access and Affordability in New Orleans," a report that reveals the ways in which the proliferation of short-term rentals (including but not limited to those listed on AirBnB) is contributing to the city's housing crisis. Many New Orleans residents have experienced these impacts firsthand - being or watching as neighbors are forced out of our communities and replaced with a revolving cast of tourists. We want to hear your stories. If you are unable to fill out this form, please contact Lydia Y. Nichols at No information you provide to us will be shared with any third party, and we will not contact you without your permission.
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