WHAT IS THE PARCEL FEE?
The Parcel Fee supports the operations of the BIA. The Parcel Fee is $100 annually received from all property owners in Broadmoor through property tax collection. The Parcel Fee is used to sustain quality-of-life initiatives and to encourage the beautification and overall benefit of the area bounded by South Claiborne Avenue, Nashville Avenue,
Fontainebleau Drive, Octavia Street, South Jeff Davis Parkway, Washington Avenue and Toldeano Street.
Impact of Parcel Fee
The Parcel Fee has made a positive impact on our neighborhood. With the help of parcel Fee, the BIA provides strong, consistent, and responsive programming across the community.
How the Parcel Fee works for Broadmoor Residents
Broadmoor Food Pantry
From 2016 - 2018, the Broadmoor Food Pantry has served:
52% live in the 70125 zip code
35% children, 50% adults, 15% seniors provided food
Every year, BIA interns provide
250 hours of case management
300 client contacts for SNAP sign-up assistance
From 2016 - 2018, BIA offers affordable counseling services
Increase from 850 to 1,500 hours
Increase from 400 to 992 client contacts
13% of counseling services serve youth
30+ master’s level social workers trained
100+ mental health professionals offered professional development
30+ properties redeveloped before 2016
7 properties to be restored and sold by end of 2020
Quality of Life
100 quality of life concerns tracked and advocated since 2016
7,200 dog waste bags distributed on the Broadmoor Arts & Wellness Trail
30 people average attendance of BIA bi-monthly neighborhood meetings
25+ free/low cost classes, workshops, and meetings at Rosa Keller Library Community Center and Broadmoor Arts & Wellness Center
5 local non-profits offered affordable long-term office rental space for programming at Broadmoor Arts & Wellness Center
BIA'S VISION FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE
In 2019, the Broadmoor Improvement Association developed and delivered a comprehensive community needs assessment by surveying 100 diverse neighborhood residents. the survey captured data on neighborhood perceptions, priorities, and unmet needs. In 2020, the BIA has incorporated this feedback to restructure neighborhood meetings to enhance and foster an increased sense of neighborhood cohesion. By embracing its role as a convener for community advocacy, the BIA is committed to amplifying neighborhood priorities- such as blight and infrastructure, affordable housing, business and workforce development , environmental sustainability, food insecurity, and programming for youth and elders- on a local and city level.
Frequently Asked Questions about the Parcel Fee
What Is the Parcel Fee?
The City of New Orleans collects an annual parcel fee from all property owners in Broadmoor through property tax collection and, after taking out a one-percent collection fee, turns the money over to the Broadmoor Improvement Association's Board of Commissioners. Through public meetings, resident suggestions, and other proposals, the board decides how the money will be spent. With the support of the annual $100 parcel fee, Broadmoor can continue to make strides where other neighborhoods have faltered—reducing blight, improving education programs, providing for accessible health and wellness, creating a safe environment for our children, feeding those in need, and spurring new business in the neighborhood.
Where Does My Parcel Fee Go?
When was the first Parcel Fee Instated ?
Since 2010, Broadmoor voters have shown consistent support for the parcel fee and improvement district, which exists to promote health and wellness and quality of life initiatives for all Broadmoor residents. The parcel fee was first approved in 2010 and renewed again in 2015. Every five years, Broadmoor residents have a chance to vote on whether to renew the parcel fee — 2020 is an election year for the BIA!
How much is the parcel fee per household and how does that money get spent?
How does the parcel fee impact Broadmoor residents?
The parcel fee helps to reduce blight through the BIA’s efforts to redevelop blighted properties in the neighborhood; provides affordable and accessible mental healthcare to all Broadmoor residents; creates a safe environment for our children through community programs and events at the Arts & Wellness Center; decreases food insecurity in our neighborhood through the Broadmoor Food Pantry; and spurs and supports new businesses in the neighborhood through the BIA’s facilitation of the South Broad Business Corridor.
How does the BIA partner with local organizations to more effectively support the neighborhood?
The BIA partners with local businesses, other non-profits and faith communities in Broadmoor in order to serve the community more effectively and efficiently. For example, our partnership with the Broadmoor Community Church allows the BIA to provide over 500 families with emergency food assistance at the Broadmoor Food Pantry every month. Through partnerships with other non-profits and City agencies, the BIA is able to better support Broadmoor residents with wraparound case management services that offer supportive referrals for neighbors in need.
Can I opt-out of paying the parcel fee?
Residents who qualify for an exemption or reduction in their property taxes based on their income or disability status are able to opt-out of paying the Broadmoor parcel fee. Eligible residents can contact the New Orleans Bureau of the Treasury at (888) 387-8027.
What do renters get out of the BIA? Does the BIA only benefit homeowners?
Renters are eligible for the same services that are provided to homeowners in our community. Everyone regardless of socioeconomic status can participate in services and programs offered by the BIA.
How can I get involved with the BIA in order to make suggestions about how the parcel fee is spent?
WHAT OUR NEIGHBORS ARE SAYING
Jean, Program Participant
The BIA. is a model program because its outreach is immediate and direct and applies to many walks of life for our diverse neighborhood and beyond
Broadmoor Food Pantry Volunteer
What I like here is, people care, it's a warm environment
BIA Counseling Client
It was such a positive experience:
What I was able to pay, the location, and my therapist were just what I needed.
Kananko, Resident &
The programs offered by the BIA have helped me stay connected with my neighbors and given me a sense of pride to live in Broadmoor