Section 1 – Defining the Issue: Blight and Community Mapping

In this section, we discuss the size of the blight problem in New Orleans, and then dive into how you and your neighbors can conduct a community survey or mapping process to get a sense of the number and type of blighted properties in your community. Click the picture below to see how this works (and use the little “x” in the upper right of the black box to come back here when you’re done).

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  1. Download all the slides from Section 1 by CLICKING HERE.
  2. Download Handout 1: Sample Property Survey Document by CLICKING HERE.


  1. Access the City of New Orleans Property Viewer by CLICKING HERE.
  2. Access the City’s report on blight reduction progress from January 2014 by CLICKING HERE.