Welcome to APA Louisiana

Our mission is to promote the practice of community and regional planning in Louisiana by enhancing the effectiveness of planners in impacting public policy. This mission will be carried out through:
Community Service - Provide informed and objective planning advice on issues that confront state and local government and build public and political support for responsible planning in Louisiana.
Member Services - Provide services to members to facilitate communications, networking and professional/citizen interchange.

Understanding New Orleans Qualified Opportunity Zones

mural in a New Orleans Qualified Opportunity Zone

On May 8, 2019 the University of New Orleans MURP 4005/5005 Introduction to Neighborhood Planning course provided a service learning project report on New Orleans Qualified Opportunity Zones for HousingNOLA. Executive Director Andreanecia Morris stated that “HousingNOLA aims to end New Orleans’ affordable housing crisis by using data to educate community members and facilitate policy discussions with decision makers at every level of government and the private housing industry.

Just days remain for early-bird registration

Will you be attending our 2019 State Planning Conference in Baton Rouge? You should! Just days remain for the reduced "early-bird" rates, saving you at least $25. The early-bird rate expires after Monday, May 13th, 2019. The conference dates are May 23 and 24 which are the Thursday and Friday before Memorial Day weekend.

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