We envision a community where every New Orleans neighborhood is vibrant, thriving and amenity rich. 

OCAI develops collaborative strategies that activate publicly owned assets and build fundamental infrastructure for policy changes around land use and housing to create equitable, inclusive, amenity-rich neighborhoods.


Every person who calls New Orleans home deserves: 

  • Quality, affordable housing
  • Fair employment
  • Healthcare 
  • Child care
  • Education
  • Parks & community gathering spaces
  • Public transit
  • Fresh, healthy foods
  • Walkability

Community Assets

Publicly-owned properties, including buildings and vacant lots, that have the potential to provide a purpose to neighborhoods.



The features that make neighborhoods and communities more livable, like quality affordable housing, parks, and community-gathering spaces.