Office of Community Development

Mission Statement

To provide decent housing opportunities, improved living environments and expanded opportunities for persons of low and moderate income.

Latest News

2023 HOME ARP Action Plan

Mayor-President Broome’s Office of Community Development is opening the HOME ARP Action Plan Draft for public hearing and community comment. This plan outlines the unmet needs in addressing homelessness in East Baton Rouge Parish as well as stakeholder feedback and our plan of action for using this one-time federal funding to address challenges and build permanent solutions.

We will be hosting a community meeting, but you can also submit comments, questions, or concerns about this draft action plan to

HOME ARP Action Plan Draft

HOME ARP Action Plan Presentation

2022 Annual Action Plan Public Notice and Community Meeting

The City of Baton Rouge–Parish of East Baton Rouge Office of Community Development has completed a draft of its 2022 Annual Action Plan for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME), HOME American Rescue Plan (HOME - ARP), Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) programs.

The City-Parish will hold a virtual public hearing regarding the 2022 Action Plan and HOME-ARP Allocation Plan on Tuesday, July 19th, 2022 at 2 pm. The purpose of the meeting was to notify the public of intended activities to be undertaken using HUD's CDBG, HOME, ESG, HOPWA, and HOME-ARP funding. 

Meeting Recording

Meeting Presentation

Meeting Public Notice

2022 Action Plan Draft (PDF)

Home-ARP Substantial Amendment Draft (PDF)

The State of Baton Rouge Housing Panel

Mayor Broome and the Office of Community Development held a discussion on the state of housing in East Baton Rouge Parish on Tuesday, May 17, 2021, at the River Center Library downtown.

As part of the ongoing Safe, Hopeful, Healthy initiative, the conversation focused on the challenges of creating safe, affordable housing in the community and the solutions needed to move East Baton Rouge forward.

Panelists included:

  • Joshua Hollins, the new Executive Director of the Louisiana Housing Corporation (LHC)
  • Michelle Wheaton, Vice President and Gulf Coast Director, Enterprise Community Partners
  • J. Wesley Daniels Jr., CEO, East Baton Rouge Housing Authority
  • Tasha Saunders, Director, Mayor’s Office of Community Development


2022 Baton Rouge Rebuilds Developer Program

Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced the EBR Office of Community Development has issued a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for approximately $2,000,000 in federal Community Development Block Grant Declared Disaster Recovery Funding (DDRF) for a housing initiative titled "2022 Baton Rouge Rebuilds Developer Program (2022 BRRDP)".

Notice of Funding Availability

The 2022 BRRDP Application is now open.