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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 May 28th, 2020, Housing Authority of New Orleans has 4 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

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

Housing Authority of New Orleans serves New Orleans.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Guste III Apartment Homes Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Fischer Senior Village Senior Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Guste High Rise Apartments Senior and Disabled Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Guste I & II Homes Senior and Disabled Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Housing Authority of New Orleans Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Studio, 1, 2, 3, and 4-Bedroom Project-Based Voucher Closed
Senior Project-Based Voucher Closed
Lafitte Senior Housing Senior Public Housing Closed

Open Housing Authority of New Orleans Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some upcoming waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, expect a long wait time (days or weeks) for a response.

Housing Authority of New Orleans Website: https://www.hano.org/.

Housing Authority of New Orleans Phone: (504) 670-3300.

COVID-19 Update: As of May 18, 2020, the website says:

"The Housing Authority of New Orleans (HANO) administration and property management offices will remain closed to the public during the City’s transition into Phase 1 of the COVID-19 Reopening. HANO will continue to maintain contact with Public Housing residents and Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCVP) participants and landlords through email and mail correspondence, and by telephone. Appointments and compliance interviews will continue to be conducted through telephone calls."

More information can be found here.

Open Until Further Notice: Guste III Apartment Homes Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Housing Authority of New Orleans (HANO) waiting list for 1, 2, and 3-Bedroom Public Housing apartments at Guste III Apartment Homes is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least May, 2020, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, pick up an application at 1301 Simon Bolivar Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana, 70113. Note: The HANO public notice also states that applications are available online at www.ghrmc.org, but as of May, 2020, that website is not active.

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

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.

Service Area

This waiting list is for 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 05/19/2020.

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) waiting list for 1 and 2-Bedroom, Senior Public Housing apartments at Fischer Senior Village is currently open. Applications are being accepted from July 14, 2020, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, 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.

 

Service Area

This waiting list is for 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 05/19/2020.

Open Until Further Notice: Guste High Rise Apartments 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) waiting list for 1, and 2-Bedroom, Senior/Disabled Public Housing apartments at Guste High Rise Apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least May, 2020, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, pick up an application at 1301 Simon Bolivar Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana, 70113.

It is not known how to submit the application once the paper application has been completed. 

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.

Service Area

This waiting list is for 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 05/19/2020.

Open Until Further Notice: 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) waiting list for 2 and 3-Bedroom, Senior/Disabled Public Housing apartments at Guste I & II Homes is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least May, 2020, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, pick up an application at 1301 Simon Bolivar Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana, 70113.

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. 

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.

Service Area

This waiting list is for 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 05/19/2020.

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: Studio, 1, 2, 3, and 4-Bedroom Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of New Orleans (HANO) Studio, 1, 2, 3, 4-Bedroom Project Based Voucher wait list is currently closed. Pre-applications were last accepted from August 26, 2019, until October 25, 2019. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

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

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery.

For more information, visit the HANO website.

Last Updated on 10/26/2019.

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) Elderly Project Based Voucher wait list is currently closed. Pre-applications were last accepted from August 26, 2019, until October 25, 2019. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

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

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery.

For more information, visit the HANO website.

Last Updated on 10/25/2019.

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 05/18/2020.

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 above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 05/28/2020, 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 HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Housing Authority of New Orleans manages 16,865 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, 2019:

Standard Homeownership Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 15,056 241 866 357 286
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $747 $593 $710 $809 $575
Monthly Cost $11,249,530 $142,847 $614,764 $288,864 $164,343

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+
Accepts Vouchers
Accessible
Family & Senior
Accessible

Uptown Scattered Sites

5312 Constance St
New Orleans, Louisiana

Harmony Oaks

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

Florida Extension

2524 Bartholomew St
New Orleans, Louisiana

Faubourg Lafitte

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

Columbia Parc

1400 Milton Street
New Orleans, Louisiana
Accepts Vouchers

Savoy Place at The Estates

3450 Desire Parkway
New Orleans, Louisiana
Accepts Vouchers

River Garden on St. Andrew

530 St. Andrew St.
New Orleans, Louisiana
Accepts Vouchers

Fischer Senior Village

1825 Whitney Ave
New Orleans, Louisiana

Florida Phase I

2509 Alvar St
New Orleans, Louisiana

River Garden on Felicity

913 Felicity St
New Orleans, Louisiana
$1,250-1,325
2 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Abundance Square at The Estates

3450 Desire Parkway
New Orleans, Louisiana
Income Based
1-4 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Treasure Village at The Estates

3450 Desire Parkway
New Orleans, Louisiana
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Downtown Scattered Sites

4319 Chartres St
New Orleans, Louisiana

Westbank Scattered Sites

1800 Mardi Gras Blvd
New Orleans, Louisiana

Marrero Commons

1100 S. Tonti Street
New Orleans, Louisiana
Accepts Vouchers

Lafitte Senior

700 N. Galvez St
New Orleans, Louisiana
Accepts Vouchers
62+

Heritage Senior Residences at Columbia Parc

1401 Caton St
New Orleans, Louisiana
Accepts Vouchers
62+