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Community Land Trust

Our Community

Neighborhood with cars parked on the street.

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. 

Stop sign in a neighborhood.

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. 


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.

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