Who are we?
The Alliance for Neighborhood Prosperity (ANP) is a non-profit organization of property owners, property managers, and others who support and promote responsible private home rentals. We are a Louisiana Non-Profit Corporation. Contributions to our organization are not tax deductible as we have not applied for federal 501(c)3 status (Form 1023).
Our Mission Statement:
visitors with a variety of housing choices and the opportunity to experience diverse New Orleans neighborhoods.
, repair, and restore residential housing stock
economic opportunities for local neighborhoods while preserving or improving the overall quality of life.
Our Position – ANP supports visitor housing choice:
- Private home rentals offer accommodations and visitor experiences that are not available at hotels, motels, or traditional B&Bs.
- Private home rentals provide a “home away from home” where visitors can relax, visit, cook their own meals, and watch a movie on TV.
- Private home rentals allow larger groups of friends and extended families to stay together during visits to New Orleans for college graduations, weddings, and other events.
- During frequent periods of high hotel occupancy rates in New Orleans, a private home rental may be the only choice for visitors to New Orleans.
Our Decision Making – Data-Driven and Solution Driven:
The ANP supports data-driven decision making. The ANP opposes policy decisions that are made based on anecdotes and fear. The ANP challenges the opponents of legal short-term rentals to present reliable data demonstrating 1) that the problems they claim exist actually exist and 2) that any problems that do exist were caused or substantially worsened by short-term rentals.
The ANP supports solution-driven decision making, with solutions narrowly tailored to address specific problems that actually exist. The ANP does not deny that some short-term rentals are poorly operated or that some visitors and neighbors have had bad experiences. The same is true of some hotels, motels, B&Bs, and long-term rentals. The solution is licensing/registration and reasonable enforceable regulations which hold owners and tenants responsible and accountable to each other, to neighbors, and to neighborhoods.
Disclaimer: Please note that the ANP is trying to come up with a solution that allows private home rentals to be legalized and regulated in New Orleans. The ANP does not condone any illegal activity whatsoever and advises it’s members, visitors, and viewers to seek legal counsel if they are unsure of the current local laws regarding private home rentals.