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New developments pop up to quell housing demand

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BATON ROUGE - There's no denying there's a shortage of low-income housing in Baton Rouge. The waiting list for public housing developments is so long, it had to be closed.

But help is on the way, according to the East Baton Rouge Housing Authority. Tuesday marks the grand opening of Bayou Ridge Apartments, one of three complexes opened by the Housing Authority in the last twelve months, thanks to $1.75 million in tax credits.

"The goal is to make the units very nice. And make them just the top quality that any resident, or anybody in East baton Rouge Parish would want to live in," said Morise Duffin, Chief Officer for Partners for Progress, the non-profit arm of the Housing Authority.

There are also plans to refurbish the Roosevelt Terrace development, and to begin work on the former site of Earl K. Long.

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