BGR comments on misplaced priorities in Louisiana’s housing recovery program as part of its web-based reports on the rebuilding of New Orleans post-Katrina.
Overview Constitutional Amendment No. 4, which voters will consider on October 12, 2019, would allow the City of New Orleans to exempt from taxation properties with up to 15 residential units located within Orleans Parish for the purpose of promoting and encouraging affordable housing. If voters approve the amendment, the City must follow certain procedures […]
Overview Building on prior BGR research, The House that Uncle Sam Built provides numbers on the existing and projected subsidized rental housing supply in the city. It also provides projections at the metropolitan level.
Overview Cementing Imbalance: A Post-Katrina Analysis of the Regional Distribution of Subsidized Rental Housing is the latest in a series of BGR reports on affordable housing issues. It includes parish by parish data and maps showing the distribution of subsidized housing in the most populous parishes: Orleans, Jefferson and St. Tammany.
Overview In Public Investment, Private Developers: How Louisiana Deployed Its GO Zone Housing Tax Credits, BGR analyzes the unit production and geographic distribution of developments awarded $1.7 billion worth of Gulf Opportunity Zone Housing Tax Credits. In addition, it analyzes the financing and costs of projects that received tax credit awards in December 2006. Developments […]
Overview In Seeking Subsidies on Top of Subsidies, BGR raises concerns about requests for local property tax subsidies to housing developments that have already received subsidies through state and federal programs. The report is a follow-up to Protecting New Orleans’ Tax Base: Which PILOTs Should Fly?
Overview BGR’s report on the Louisiana Recovery Authority’s Road Home rental housing program raises serious concerns about the implications of the program in New Orleans.
Overview BGR comments on misplaced priorities in Louisiana’s housing recovery program as part of its web-based reports on the rebuilding of New Orleans post-Katrina.
Overview The Times-Picayune carried an Op-Ed piece by BGR’s President Janet Howard on the issue of public subsidies for high-end condominiums.
Citizens in Orleans and Jefferson parishes who plan to vote in tomorrow’s election can inform their decisions with three BGR reports: On the Ballot: Housing Tax Exemptions in New Orleans, October 12, 2019 examines Constitutional Amendment No. 4, which...
Today, BGR releases On the Ballot: Housing Tax Exemptions in New Orleans, October 12, 2019. The report analyzes Constitutional Amendment No. 4, which voters will consider on October 12. It would allow the City of New Orleans to exempt from...
Governor John Bel Edwards presented at a BGR Breakfast Briefing on State of Louisiana priorities of local importance. BGR expresses its appreciation to Governor Edwards and to our attendees for their presence and participation in the Q&A that followed...