The New Orleans Blight Organizing Toolkit is a resource for community leaders and residents in New Orleans that helps neighborhoods develop smart, effective strategies for reducing the number of blighted properties in their area, in order to improve the quality of life for residents. The toolkit includes physical strategies and worksheets for mapping blight in neighborhoods; research tools to discover property ownership and tax lien issues; real estate market information that explains how property values affect blight and redevelopment in neighborhoods of various market strengths; policy information on the tools available to neighborhoods and the City in dealing with blighted property; and action planning tools to help neighborhoods develop their own individualized strategies to address blight based on the previous information. Alexandra Miller received a grant from the Foundation for Louisiana to lead toolkit development and to partner with the “New Zion” City Preservation Association (a neighborhood organization), and Broadmoor Development Corporation (a CDC) to ensure the toolkit would be useful to neighbors and community developers alike. Alexandra Miller gives workshops to community groups throughout New Orleans using this toolkit.
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Previous Firm Experience: Alexandra Miller for Miller Urban Consulting