About Us

Urban  Restoration Enhancement Corporation (UREC)

With a vision of Building Today’s Communities for Tomorrow, Urban Restoration Enhancement Corporation (UREC) identifies and refines the hidden potential that rests within communities throughout the Greater Baton Rouge area.

Founded in 1992, UREC is a leading nonprofit and certified community development corporation based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. UREC’s mission is to transform communities by investing in people and restoring neighborhoods.

UREC fulfills its mission by sponsoring projects in three core areas:

This three-tiered approach to community development focuses on investing initiatives that reap long-term, sustainable outcomes for low to moderate wage earners.  As one of the few organizations in Louisiana with such targeted focus, UREC has attained unrivaled success, including:

  • Development of quality, affordable housing options for homeowners and renters
  • Ongoing delivery of specialized courses for businesses
  • Collaboration on education initiatives
  • Involvement in policy leadership
  • Providing consulting to other community development organizations


UREC LHA Award for Urban GardensAwards & Accomplishments

UREC is constantly recognized for its operational integrity and track record.

  • Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organization “Standards of Excellence” agency
  • NAACP  “Outstanding Community Service”
  • Capital Area Alliance “Agency of the Year”
  • UREC is one of 43 community development affiliates in the nation offering comprehensive housing counseling
  • First Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) certified by the Office of Community Development in East Baton Rouge Parish
  • Louisiana Housing Alliance’s “Excellence in Affordable Housing and Community Development” Award