Our homes and neighborhoods set the stage for our lives.
The importance of housing when achieving social and economic success is such a universal belief that people search for housing based on proximity to schools, access to jobs, perceptions of safety and the shared values of neighbors. Research has shown that housing problems have ripple effects on health, education, economic mobility, child welfare, civil rights, criminal justice, and more. Affordable, stable, and quality housing options for all types of households and income levels can lead to better outcomes.
We're working hard in Baton Rouge, Central, Zachary, Baker, and St. George to make housing a right - not a privilege.
We formed in response to the 2016 Floods, which exacerbated existing housing needs in EBR Parish.
We developed a plan of action to achieve our goals for the parish.
With a plan of action in place, we built out staff capacity in 2018.
We completed Phase I of a housing study and community engagement sessions.
"The ache for a home lives in all of us, a safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned."
- Maya Angelou
Race, disabilities, socioeconomic status and other aspects of our identities affect our access to housing, but we all share the need for quality housing.
The Housing First Alliance Steering Committee represents East Baton Rouge Parish's foremost experts on housing policy.