BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — A redevelopment project totaling $8,561,204 for affordable homes in Mid City is underway.
Gulf Coast Housing Partnership, a real estate developer based in New Orleans, described the project called Government Corridor as a scattered-site rehabilitation of apartments and single and duplex-style homes. This will be the seventeenth project the company has done in the Mid City area.
The company said 31 apartments and 34 homes will be redeveloped. Construction has already started on homes near America and Brice streets.
“We are thrilled to begin construction on our Government Corridor development,” said Kathy Laborde, CGHP president and CEO. “Once complete, these homes will provide quality affordable workforce housing and are an example of GCHP’s continued commitment to the Mid-City neighborhood of Baton Rouge.”
Homes will be affordable workforce housing for residents making 60% of the Area Median Income or below, according to Gulf Coast Housing Partnership. The census reports the median household income in East Baton Rouge Parish in 2021 dollars is $58,167.
Restoration work includes building improvements, full kitchen and bathroom renovations, new windows installed, energy-efficient HVAC systems and new appliances, the company said. Additionally, seven of the homes will have FORTIFIED-rated roofs.
Gulf Coast Housing Partnership will serve as the property manager of the homes. All homes will be up for lease once construction finishes.