Our Mission

To preserve the Vieux Carré as a national treasure, to maintain its quaint and distinctive character and to achieve in that historic, living neighborhood a quality of life which can be enjoyed by residents, fellow citizens, businesses and visitors.

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FQBA Announces Opposition to Short-Term Rentals

The French Quarter Business Association has come out in opposition to short-term rentals, citing, among others things, guest safety, zoning, neighborhoods, affordable housing, and enforcement.

Events

VCPORA Gala 2016: Le Voyage dans la Lune

Join VCPORA under the harvest moon for our Annual Gala
Le Voyage dans la Lune (A Voyage to the Moon)
Friday, September 16, 2016
The Beauregard-Keyes House

Issues

Short Term Rental Resources

Sources for the latest news, updates, and research regarding this incredibly impactful issue.

Advocacy

VCPORA addresses issues affecting the long term health of the French Quarter. Explore past and ongoing efforts.

Membership

Memberships provide the support that drives our mission. Join today to be a part of the force to protect and preserve the Vieux Carre.

Events

VCPORA hosts events all year round—a great way to meet new neighbors and explore hidden treasures in the French Quarter.

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Your baskets needed! If you've got extra baskets lying around the house, taking up space, please consider donating them to VCPORA for the auction at our upcoming gala! The bigger, the better. We'll even come get them! Just email or call us - info@vcpora.org or 504-581-7200. ... See MoreSee Less

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The New Orleans Police 8th District will hold its #Comstat meeting on Tuesday August 30, 2016 at 2pm at 334 Royal Street, on the second floor in the large conference room.

The public is welcomed to attend.
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The most staggering statistic from the Louisiana Landmarks Society's short-term rental event helps explain the impact that illegal STRs are having on housing prices, from speaker and economist Jay Brinkmann:

Example of STRs Driving Up Home Prices:
Assume a house that would sell for $350,000 based on strictly residential use, but can bring in $36,000 per year in short-term rental income. The annual return on investment is 10.3%. But since the market return on similar short-term lodging properties is around 7%, STR operators will bid up the price of the property until the yield falls below 7%, resulting in a maximum price of $514,300. (36,000 ÷ 514,300 = 7%)
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Vieux Carré Property Owners, Residents & Associates

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 56095
New Orleans, LA 70156

Office Address:
816 N. Rampart St.
New Orleans, LA 70116

Phone: 504-581-7200
info@vcpora.org

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