East Shore resident and community leader Aaron Broussard, stands near the deserted Curan Apartment complex that stretches for several blocks along Curan Ave. The blight of absent residents and overgrown properties are his first concern regarding the neighborhood. He used to live in section eight housing and vowed to buy his own home. He did it and now he wants to keep it nice. He wishes the abandoned apartment property would be developed into a shopping center for the east New Orleans neighborhood.