Community Engagement

UREC provides community education and case management to Baton Rouge families on matters concerning homeownership and affordable housing. 

  • Homebuyer seminars
  • Credit repair seminars 
  • Emergency housing assistance (during COVID-19)
  • Post-disaster case management and education workshops for homeowners

Baton Rouge Community Development Symposium

Advocacy 2Urban Restoration Enhancement Corporation is host of the Baton Rouge Community Development Symposium. The symposium gathers leaders from across the state and nation to discuss community development in areas such as affordable housing, economic development and education.

The symposiums’ expert speakers present high levels of insight and provide solutions for pressing community development matters.

To learn more about the Baton Rouge Community Development Symposium or sponsorship opportunities, email us at


Urban Restoration Enhancement Corporation ResearchLA BEST Statewide Coalition

In 2013, UREC launched the Louisiana Building Economic Security Together (LABEST) policy initiative. Involving partners from six of Louisiana’s major metropolitan areas, LABEST is building a diverse statewide coalition to advocate for social protection programs that help low-income families achieve economic stability.

LABEST partners are represented in the following regions: Baton Rouge (Capital Area); Greater New Orleans (Southeast); Lake Charles (Southwest); Alexandria (Central); Shreveport (Northwest) and Monroe (Northeast-Delta).

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