Housing Authority of New Orleans

4100 Touro Street
New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana 70122

Housing Authority of New Orleans is a Public Housing Agency in New Orleans, Louisiana that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of August 20th, 2019, Housing Authority of New Orleans has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Guste High Rise and Guste I & II Homes Senior and Disabled Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Fischer Senior Village Senior Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Housing Authority of New Orleans serves New Orleans.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Guste High Rise and Guste I & II Homes Senior and Disabled Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Fischer Senior Village Senior Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Housing Authority of New Orleans Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Elderly Project-Based Voucher Closed
Senior Project-Based Voucher Closed
Lafitte Senior Housing Senior Public Housing Closed

Open Housing Authority of New Orleans Waiting Lists

Open Until Further Notice: Guste High Rise and Guste I & II Homes Senior and Disabled Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Senior and Disabled Public Housing Waiting List

The Housing Authority of New Orleans (HANO) Senior/Disabled Public Housing waiting list for 1-2 bedroom units at Guste High Rise, and 2-3 bedroom units at Guste I and Guste II Homes is currently open, from June 2, 2014, until further notice.

To apply, pick up an application at 1301 Simon Bolivar Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana 70113, Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm CT. 

Once the paper application has been completed, it must be mailed to 1301 Simon Bolivar Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana 70113. 

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, read the HANO Public Notice here, or visit the HANO website here.

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 03/14/2019.

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

How To Apply to the 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, from July 14, 2014, until further notice.

To apply, pick up an application at Westbank, located at 1915 LB Landry Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana 70144, Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm CT. 

Once the paper application has been completed, it must be:

  1. Dropped off at Westbank, 1915 LB Landry Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana 70144, Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. 
  2. Mailed to Westbank, 1915 LB, New Orleans, Louisiana, 70144. 

There are no preferences.

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

For more information, read the HANO Public Notice here, or visit the HANO website here.

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 03/14/2019.

Other Housing Authority of New Orleans Waiting Lists

Closed: Housing Authority of New Orleans Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of New Orleans (HANO) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open from February 2016 until March 2016; and before that in September 2009. 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 application was available online only. No paper applications were available.

For more information, visit the HANO website, or call the office at (504) 670-3300.

Last Updated on 01/11/2018.

Closed: Elderly Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The status of this waiting list is unknown. If you have information regarding this waiting list contact us.

Last Updated on 01/19/2018.

Closed: Senior Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Senior Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

 The Housing Authority of New Orleans (HANO) Senior Section 8 Project Based Voucher waiting list for various communities is currently closed. It was last open from November, 2018 until May, 2019.

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

There were no preferences.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application was received.

For more information, visit the HANO website here.

Last Updated on 05/24/2019.

Closed: Lafitte Senior Housing Senior Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Senior Public Housing Waiting List

The Housing Authority of New Orleans (HANO) Public Housing waiting list for 1 bedroom units at Lafitte Senior Housing is currently closed. It was last open for five days in March, 2019. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

There were two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Complete an application at the Lafitte Senior Housing Building.
  2. Pick up an application at the Lafitte Senior Housing Building.

If the paper application was picked up and was completed, it must have been mailed to the Lafitte Senior Housing.

This waiting list had the following preference: Former Pre-Katrina residents of the Lafitte development who left in good standing.  

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

For more information, visit the HANO website here.

Last Updated on 03/15/2019.

About Housing Authority of New Orleans

More information about Housing Authority of New Orleans can be found on its website at https://www.hano.org/. Representatives of Housing Authority of New Orleans may be available by phone at (504) 670-3300. Unless otherwise noted applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 08/20/2019, 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.


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

As of the most recent VMS report, Housing Authority of New Orleans manages 17,628 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

Standard Homeownership Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 15,745 231 920 374 298
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $735 $581 $722 $953 $567
Monthly Cost $11,569,971 $134,150 $664,313 $356,277 $169,001

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.


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