Housing Authority of New Orleans

4100 Touro Street
New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana 70122

Housing Authority of New Orleans is a Public Housing Agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs.

Housing Authority of New Orleans offers Public Housing and Section 8 Housing rental assistance in Orleans Parish.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Faubourg Lafitte Apartments Public Housing Open Now
Orleans Parish, Louisiana Limited Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Multiple Properties Project-Based Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Multiple Properties Project-Based Voucher Open Until Further Notice
The Estates Project-Based Voucher Open Until Further Notice
2Oaks Apartments Project-Based Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Multiple Properties Senior Project-Based Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Guste II Apartments Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Guste High Rise Apartments Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Guste III Apartments Low Income Housing Tax Credit and Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Fischer Senior Village Senior Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Chef Menteur Apartments Open Until Further Notice
Marrero Commons Public Housing Closed
City Square 162 Public Housing Closed
Heritage at Columbia Parc Senior Residences Public Housing Closed
River Gardens I and River Gardens II Public Housing Closed

Open Housing Authority of New Orleans Waiting Lists

Open Now: Faubourg Lafitte Apartments Public Housing Waiting List

The Housing Authority of New Orleans (HANO) Public Housing waiting list for 1, 2, 3 and 4-Bedroom apartments at Faubourg Lafitte Apartments is currently open

The HANO is accepting applications for this waiting list from August 15, 2022 at 9:00 am, until October 31, 2022 at 4:00 pm CT.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • First, to families who are employed and working at least 30 hours per week.
  • Second, Head of Households who are Elderly and/or Disabled.
  • Third, to all other applicants.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the HANO website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HANO public notice on August 23, 2022.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Public Housing rental assistance in Orleans Parish, Louisiana. Apartments offered through this waiting list are only located within this service area.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (504) 412-8216.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 08/23/2022.

Open Until Further Notice: Orleans Parish, Louisiana Limited Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

The Housing Authority of New Orleans (HANO) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open on a limited basis. Applications are being accepted from July 15, 2020, until further notice. Applications were last accepted from February 29, 2016, until March 4, 2016.

Please note: According to HANO, this waiting list is "for individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless and are referred by UNITY of Greater New Orleans jointly with the City of New Orleans, UNITY of Greater New Orleans, or by the New Orleans Family Justice Center. Please note that only pre-applications from families who are referred jointly by UNITY of Greater New Orleans and the City of New Orleans, UNITY of Greater New Orleans, or the New Orleans Family Justice Center will be accepted.

Who is Eligible?

  • The individual or family must be homeless or at risk of becoming homeless and referred by a partnering homeless service provider as outlined below:
    • Referred jointly by the City of New Orleans and UNITY of Greater New Orleans and are:
      • Individuals and families who the City of New Orleans identified and provided temporary housing in hotels as part of its emergency response to the COVID-19 health crisis;
      • Unsheltered individuals and families who have been determined to be at risk during the pandemic;
      • Individuals and families currently living in temporary shelters within Orleans Parish or within shelters of another parish, but who are working in or have been hired to work in Orleans Parish.
    • Referred by UNITY of Greater New Orleans and are chronically homeless or homeless families.
    • Referred by UNITY of Greater New Orleans and are Moving On from Permanent Supportive Housing or Rapid Rehousing programs.
    • Referred by the New Orleans Family Justice Center and survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, or sexual assault and are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless
    • Eligibility is based on household income, citizenship, and the ability of the family to meet screening requirements.
    • HANO does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, familial status or disability."

To apply during the opening period, HNAO must receive a referral from UNITY of Greater New Orleans in conjunction with the City of New Orleans (if applicable), or from the New Orleans Family Justice Center. A pre-application with basic household information will be included with the referral.

Applicants with disabilities or who do not speak English, and need assistance with applying can contact the HANO Admissions Department at at (504) 670-3284.

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Homeless
  • Disabled
  • Victims of Domestic Violence
  • Non-Elderly Persons with Disabilities
    HANO will provide a local preference for up to 99 non-elderly persons with disabilities who are:
    • Transitioning out of institutional and segregated settings;
    • At serious risk of institutionalization;
    • Homeless; or
    • At risk of becoming homeless; or
    • Graduating from Permanent Supportive Housing or Rapid Re-Housing programs and are Moving On.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, read the HANO public notice, or visit the HANO website.

Sources: This information was verified by HANO, as of July 22, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Housing Choice Voucher rental assistance in Orleans Parish, Louisiana.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (504) 670-3434, or TTY/TRS (504) 670-3377.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 03/23/2021.

Open Until Further Notice: Multiple Properties Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

The Housing Authority of New Orleans (HANO) Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list for apartments at multiple properties is currently open.

The HANO is accepting applications for this waiting list from December 7, 2020, until further notice.

This waiting list is for the following properties:

  • City Square 162
  • CNI Redevelopment
  • SBP L9
  • 5909 St. Claude
  • The Reveal

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It is not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the HANO website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HANO Public Notice on February 2, 2022.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Project-Based Voucher rental assistance in Orleans Parish, Louisiana.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (504) 670-3468.

IMPORTANT: This is not the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. Section 8 Project-Based Voucher tenants are required to live in a specific apartment community or scattered site. After one year of occupancy, a Project-Based Voucher tenant may request to be placed on a waiting list to receive the next available Housing Choice Voucher or similar tenant-based rental assistance.

Last Updated on 03/31/2022.

Open Until Further Notice: Multiple Properties Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of New Orleans (HANO) Project Based Voucher waiting list for 1 and 2-Bedroom apartments at Multiple Properties is currently open.

The HANO is accepting applications for this waiting list from June 6, 2022 at 9:00 am CT, until a sufficient number of applications have been received.

This waiting list is for the following properties:

  • Sacred Heart at Saint Bernard 1720 St. Bernard Ave (70116) 1, 2 Bedroom Unit
  • Jackson’s Landing North 3400 Garden Oaks Drive, (70114) 1, 2 Bedroom Units
  • Crescent Club 3000 Tulane Avenue, (70179) 1, 2 Bedroom Units

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received.

For more information, visit the HANO website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HANO public notice on August 23, 2022.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Project-Based Voucher rental assistance in Orleans Parish, Louisiana.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (504) 670-3427.

IMPORTANT: This is not the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. Section 8 Project-Based Voucher tenants are required to live in a specific apartment community or scattered site. After one year of occupancy, a Project-Based Voucher tenant may request to be placed on a waiting list to receive the next available Housing Choice Voucher or similar tenant-based rental assistance.

Last Updated on 08/24/2022.

Open Until Further Notice: The Estates Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of New Orleans (HANO) Project Based Voucher waiting list for 3, 4 and 5-Bedroom apartments at The Estates is currently open.

The HANO is accepting applications for this waiting list from June 6, 2022 at 9:00 am CT, until a sufficient number of applications have been received.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received.

For more information, visit the HANO website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HANO public notice on August 23, 2022.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Project-Based Voucher rental assistance in Orleans Parish, Louisiana.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (504) 670-3427.

IMPORTANT: This is not the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. Section 8 Project-Based Voucher tenants are required to live in a specific apartment community or scattered site. After one year of occupancy, a Project-Based Voucher tenant may request to be placed on a waiting list to receive the next available Housing Choice Voucher or similar tenant-based rental assistance.

Last Updated on 08/24/2022.

Open Until Further Notice: 2Oaks Apartments Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of New Orleans (HANO) Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list for 4-Bedroom apartments at 2Oaks Apartments is currently open.

The HANO is accepting applications for this waiting list from August 29, 2022 at 8:00 am CT, until a sufficient number of applications have been received.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received.

For more information, visit the HANO website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HANO public notice on August 23, 2022.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Project-Based Voucher rental assistance in Orleans Parish, Louisiana .

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (504) 670-3284 to make arrangements for the completion and submission of your online application.

IMPORTANT: This is not the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. Section 8 Project-Based Voucher tenants are required to live in a specific apartment community or scattered site. After one year of occupancy, a Project-Based Voucher tenant may request to be placed on a waiting list to receive the next available Housing Choice Voucher or similar tenant-based rental assistance.

Last Updated on 08/29/2022.

Open Until Further Notice: Multiple Properties Senior Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

The Housing Authority of New Orleans (HANO) Senior Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list for apartments at multiple properties is currently open.

The PHA is accepting applications for this waiting list as of November, 2021, until further notice. 

This waiting list is for the following properties:

  • 1501 Canal St. 
  • 1508 Orleans Ave.
  • 1601 Orleans Ave.
  • 3501 St. Claude Ave.
  • Capdau Home for the Aged Elderly Only
  • Flint Goodridge 
  • G.O. Mondy School
  • Holy Angels
  • King Rampart
  • Lafitte Senior Elderly
  • Lake Forest Manor Elderly
  • On Iberville Phase IV 
  • Redemptorist
  • River Gardens
  • St. Ann 2017 
  • Tudor Square
  • Wisdom Manor

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It is not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the HANO website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HANO on November 9, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Senior Project-Based Voucher rental assistance in Orleans Parish, Louisiana.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (504) 670-3468.

IMPORTANT: This is not the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. Section 8 Project-Based Voucher tenants are required to live in a specific apartment community or scattered site. After one year of occupancy, a Project-Based Voucher tenant may request to be placed on a waiting list to receive the next available Housing Choice Voucher or similar tenant-based rental assistance.

Last Updated on 02/22/2022.

Open Until Further Notice: Guste II Apartments Public Housing Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

The Housing Authority of New Orleans (HANO) Public Housing waiting list for 2 and 3-Bedroom apartments at Guste II Apartments is currently open.

The HANO is accepting applications for this waiting list from June 2, 2014, until further notice. 

There are two ways to apply during the opening period: 

  1. Print the paper application available here.
  2. Pick up an application at 1301 Simon Bolivar Ave. New Orleans , LA 70113.

Once the paper application has been completed, it must be mailed to the address mentioned above.

The maximum income limits for each household size are as follows:

  • 1 person $26,040 | 4 Persons $37,140
  • 2 Persons $29,760 | 5 Persons $40,140
  • 3 Persons $33,480 | 6 Persons $43,140

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Involuntarily Displaced
  • Substandard Housing/ Homeless
  • Rent Exceeds 50% of income
  • Working
  • Student
  • Victims of Domestic Violence

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the HANO website.

Sources: This information was verified by the Guste Homes Resident Management Corporation on February 2, 2022.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Public Housing rental assistance in New Orleans, Louisiana. Apartments offered through this waiting list are only located within this service area.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (504) 529-3392.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 02/22/2022.

Open Until Further Notice: Guste High Rise Apartments Public Housing Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

The Housing Authority of New Orleans (HANO) Public Housing waiting list for 1 and 2-Bedroom apartments at Guste High Rise Apartments is currently open.

The HANO is accepting applications for this waiting list from June 2, 2014, until further notice. 

There are two ways to apply during the opening period: 

  1. Print the paper application available here.
  2. Pick up an application from the Guste High Rise Apartments located at 1301 Simon Bolivar Ave. New Orleans , LA 70113.

Once the paper application has been completed, it must be mailed to Guste High Rise Apartments, address mentioned above.

The maximum income limits for each household size are as follows:

  • 1 person $26,040 | 4 Persons $37,140
  • 2 Persons $29,760 | 5 Persons $40,140
  • 3 Persons $33,480 | 6 Persons $43,140

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Involuntarily Displaced
  • Substandard Housing/ Homeless
  • Rent Exceeds 50% of income
  • Working
  • Student
  • Victims of Domestic Violence

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the HANO website.

Sources: This information was verified by the Guste Homes Resident Management Corporation on February 2, 2022.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Public Housing rental assistance in New Orleans, Louisiana. Apartments offered through this waiting list are only located within this service area.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (504) 529-3392.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 02/22/2022.

Open Until Further Notice: Guste III Apartments Low Income Housing Tax Credit and Public Housing Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

The Housing Authority of New Orleans (HANO) Public Housing and Low Income Housing Tax Credit waiting list for 1, 2, and 3-Bedroom apartments at Guste III Apartments is currently open.

The HANO is accepting applications for this waiting list from June 9, 2014, until further notice. 

There are two ways to apply during the opening period: 

  1. Print the paper application available here.
  2. Pick up an application at 1301 Simon Bolivar Ave. New Orleans , LA 70113.

Once the paper application has been completed, it must be mailed to the address mentioned above.

The maximum income limits for each household size are as follows:

  • 1 person $25,200 | 4 Persons $36,000
  • 2 Persons $28,800 | 5 Persons $38,800
  • 3 Persons $32,400 | 6 Persons $41,760

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Involuntarily Displaced
  • Substandard Housing/ Homeless
  • Rent Exceeds 50% of income
  • Working
  • Student
  • Victims of Domestic Violence

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the HANO website.

Sources: This information was verified by the Guste Homes Resident Management Corporation on February 2, 2022.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Public Housing rental assistance in New Orleans, Louisiana. Apartments offered through this waiting list are only located within this service area.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (504) 529-3392.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 02/22/2022.

Open Until Further Notice: Fischer Senior Village Senior Public Housing Waiting List

The Housing Authority of New Orleans (HANO) Senior Public Housing waiting list for 1 and 2-Bedroom apartments at Fischer Senior Village is currently open.

The HANO is accepting applications from July 14, 2020, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to pick up an application at Westbank, located at 1915 LB Landry Ave, New Orleans, LA 70114.

Once the paper application has been completed, it must be mailed or hand delivered to the address above. 

Preferences have not yet been confirmed. 

It is not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, read the HANO public notice, visit the HANO Public Housing page or visit the HANO website.

Sources: This information was verified by HANO on August 10, 2022.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Senior Public Housing rental assistance in New Orleans, Louisiana. Apartments offered through this waiting list are only located within this service area.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (504) 266-2503.

Last Updated on 08/10/2022.

Open Until Further Notice: Chef Menteur Apartments Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

The Housing Authority of New Orleans (HANO) waiting list for 1 and 2-Bedroom apartments at Chef Menteur Apartments is currently open.

The HANO is accepting applications for this waiting list from February 1, 2022, until Further notice.

 To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received.

For more information, visit the HANO website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HANO Public notice on March 2, 2022.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Other rental assistance in Orleans Parish, Louisiana.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via calling the Project-Based Voucher Department at (504) 670-3469 or Admissions Department at (504) 670-3284.

Last Updated on 03/02/2022.

Other Housing Authority of New Orleans Waiting Lists

Closed: Marrero Commons Public Housing Waiting List

The Housing Authority of New Orleans (HANO) Public Housing waiting list for 1, 2, 3 and 4-Bedroom apartments at Marrero Commons is closed

The HANO last accepted applications for this waiting list from July 1, 2021, until July 31, 2021. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to pick up an application from the Marrero Commons Apartments.

Once the application was completed, it was postmarked by July 30, 2022 and mailed to the Marrero Commons Apartments.

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Former Pre-Katrina residents of the B.W. Cooper Development that left in good standing.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the HANO website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HANO public notice on March 2, 2022.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Public Housing rental assistance in Orleans Parish, Louisiana. Apartments offered through this waiting list are only located within this service area.

Last Updated on 03/02/2022.

Closed: City Square 162 Public Housing Waiting List

The Housing Authority of New Orleans (HANO) Public Housing waiting list for 1 and 2-Bedroom apartments at City Square 162 is closed

The HANO last accepted applications for this waiting list from July 1, 2021, until July 31, 2021. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to pick up an application from the City Square 162 Apartments.

Once the application was completed, it was postmarked by July 30, 2022 and mailed to the City Square 162 Apartments.

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Former Pre-Katrina residents of the B.W. Cooper Development that left in good standing.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the HANO website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HANO public notice on March 2, 2022.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Public Housing rental assistance in Orleans Parish, Louisiana. Apartments offered through this waiting list are only located within this service area.

Last Updated on 03/02/2022.

Closed: Heritage at Columbia Parc Senior Residences Public Housing Waiting List

The Housing Authority of New Orleans (HANO) Senior Public Housing waiting list for 1 and 2-Bedroom apartments at Heritage at Columbia Parc Senior Residences is closed.

The HANO last accepted applications for this waiting list from February 14, 2022, until an unconfirmed close date in February, 2022. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

 To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

The maximum income limit for each household size were as follows:

  • 1 Person $29,580 | 4 Persons $42,240
  • 2 Persons $33,840 | 5 Persons $45,660
  • 3 Persons $38,040

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • First, to former residents who were Head of Household living at the former St. Bernard apartment community on August 29, 2005.
  • Second, to residents of other HANO owned public housing communities who are required to relocate due to a scheduled demolition.
  • Third, to all other applicants.

1,500 applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the HANO website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HANO public notice on January 13, 2022, and updated on February 14, 2022.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Public Housing rental assistance in Orleans Parish, Louisiana. Apartments offered through this waiting list are only located within this service area.

Last Updated on 03/02/2022.

Closed: River Gardens I and River Gardens II Public Housing Waiting List

The Housing Authority of New Orleans (HANO) Public Housing waiting list for 1, 2 and 3-Bedroom apartments at River Gardens I and River Gardens II is closed.

The HANO last accepted applications for this waiting list from August 1, 2022, until September 30, 2022. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

There were two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Complete the online application.
  2. Call the HANO.

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • First, to families who are employed and working at least 30 hours per week.
  • Second, Head of Households who are Elderly and/or Disabled.
  • Third, to all other applicants.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the HANO website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HANO public notice on August 23, 2022.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Public Housing rental assistance in Orleans Parish, Louisiana. Apartments offered through this waiting list are only located within this service area.

Last Updated on 09/30/2022.

About Housing Authority of New Orleans

Office Hours

Open today from 8:00am to 5:00pm CT.

Day Hours
Monday 8:00am-5:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am-5:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am-5:00pm
Thursday 8:00am-5:00pm
Friday 8:00am-5:00pm
HCV Portability Status

As of September 24th, 2022, it is not known if Housing Authority of New Orleans is either absorbing or billing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.

As of September 24th, 2022, Housing Authority of New Orleans is absorbing for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher port-in requests. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Housing Authority of New Orleans Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Housing Authority of New Orleans manages 17,144 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2021:

Standard Homeownership Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 15,415 253 791 303 336
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $843 $633 $772 $1,020 $656
Monthly Cost $12,988,261 $160,024 $610,796 $309,035 $220,458

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Authority of New Orleans

Waiting List and Tenancy

According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 9% having issued approximately 2,050 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 years and 6 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 72 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.4 persons and has a household income of $12,499 per year. 90% of households were very low income (VLI) and 68% were extremely low income (ELI). 35% of households had wages as a major source of income, 0% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 61% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

1% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 62% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 21% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 16% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 1% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

51% of households included children, 1% of which had two adults in the household. 49% of households with children have a female head of household. 84% of all households were headed by a female.

99% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 95% of all heads of households being Black and 3% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of New Orleans Housing Choice Voucher program, 20% include at least one person with a disability. 27% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 74% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

19% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 37% with 2 bedrooms and 44% with 3 or more bedrooms. 30% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.

Rent, Assistance, and Utility Allowances

The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by Housing Authority of New Orleans voucher holders in 2016 was $343 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $810. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $154.



1. This Picture of Subsidized Households data field is the average wait time of those who received a voucher in the preceding 12 months. Due to special voucher programs like VASH, recent waiting list purges, or waiting list preferences the average wait time can vary significantly from one year to the next and it is entirely possible many current applicants on the waiting list have been waiting for assistance for far longer.


Public Housing Apartments Operated by Housing Authority of New Orleans

Guste Homes

1301 Simon Bolivar Ave
New Orleans, Louisiana
62+
Accessible
Family & Senior
Accessible

Public Housing Scattered Sites

2521 Independence Street
New Orleans, Louisiana

Harmony Oaks

3320 Clara Street
New Orleans, Louisiana
Call For Rent
1-4 BR

New Florida

2521 Independence Street
New Orleans, Louisiana

Faubourg Lafitte

2200 Lafitte St
New Orleans, Louisiana
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Columbia Parc

1400 Milton Street
New Orleans, Louisiana

Savoy Place at The Estates I &II

3450 Desire Parkway
New Orleans, Louisiana
Call For Rent
1-4 BR

River Garden on St. Andrew

530 St. Andrew St.
New Orleans, Louisiana

William J. Fischer

1915 L.B. Landry Ave
New Orleans, Louisiana

River Garden on Felicity

913 Felicity St
New Orleans, Louisiana
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Abundance Square at The Estates

3450 Desire Parkway
New Orleans, Louisiana
Call For Rent
1-5 BR

Treasure Village at The Estates

3450 Desire Parkway
New Orleans, Louisiana
Call For Rent
1-5 BR

Bienville Basin (Iberville)

401 Treme Street
New Orleans, Louisiana

Marrero Commons

1100 S. Tonti Street
New Orleans, Louisiana

Lafitte Senior

700 N. Galvez St
New Orleans, Louisiana
62+

Heritage Senior Residences at Columbia Parc

1401 Caton St
New Orleans, Louisiana
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
62+

Low Income Housing Managed by Housing Authority of New Orleans

Residence at Treme Market

1508-1601 Basin Street
New Orleans, Louisiana
Call For Rent
1 BR
62+
Subsidized

Capdau Home for the Aged

3821 Franklin Avenue
New Orleans, Louisiana
Call For Rent
Studio-2 BR
62+

G.O. Mondy School Apartments

2327 Saint Philip Street
New Orleans, Louisiana
62+
Subsidized

St. Ann Square Apartments

1119 N Johnson St
New Orleans, Louisiana
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR
62+
Subsidized

Tudor Square

3011 Milan Street
New Orleans, Louisiana
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR
62+
Subsidized