OUR COMMUNITY

JPNSI’s community land trust serves low- and moderate income residents and communities residing in the historic Mid-City neighborhood of New Orleans bounded by Carrollton Avenue to Claiborne Avenue, and from the Pontchartrain Expressway to Orleans Avenue.  

The neighborhood has long been mixed-income and multi-ethnic, with the majority of residents being Black and the majority households composed of renters. Over the last two decades, the area has witnessed a number of housing and neighborhood changes. 

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The percentage of Black residents living in Mid-City
The percentage of households in Mid-City living in poverty
The percentage of renters living in Mid-City​​​​, compared to 55% citywide
The average cost of a three-bedroom apartment in Mid-City, while JPNSI's 3-bedrooms apartments rents for $800 

While the average income for Mid-City households is $44,046/year, 33% percent of households are living below the poverty threshold and 22% of households make less than $10,000/year. 

Tenant laws in the state favor landlords over renters, leaving renters with little to no legal protection. While housing policies continue to protect landlords, many low-income Black residents are being displaced from neighborhoods they call home, and denied access to neighborhoods they want to live in.  

We are committed to increasing the supply of permanently affordable housing in Mid-City and advancing tenant rights across New Orleans.