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

2021 Housing and Neighborhood Market Segmentation Study

Mayor Broome announced the completion of the first Market Segmentation Study of East Baton Rouge Parish, which provides a comprehensive analysis of our housing and neighborhood quality, affordability, safety, blight, and health outcomes. This study not only explains many of the conditions that have led to the affordable housing crisis we face today, but provides concrete, data-driven next steps that will guide Mayor Broome's administration and her Office of Community Development's Healthy Housing and Neighborhood Strategy.



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 at 6pm at the River Center Library in downtown.

A part of the ongoing Safe, Hopeful, Healthy initiative, the conversation focused on the challenges to 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
  • Jay Daniels, Executive Director, the EBR 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. 


2022 BRRDP Q&A

View the official Question and Answer document from the Question and Answer period here.