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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 that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of August 6th, 2020, Housing Authority of New Orleans has 5 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Orleans Parish, Louisiana Limited Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely. 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 Orleans Parish.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Orleans Parish, Louisiana Limited Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
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
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 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, it may take days or weeks to get 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: Orleans Parish, Louisiana Limited 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 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 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 07/22/2020.

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: 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.


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+
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

3450 Desire Parkway
New Orleans, Louisiana

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
$1,250-1,325
2 BR

Abundance Square at The Estates

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

Treasure Village at The Estates

3450 Desire Parkway
New Orleans, Louisiana
Call For Rent
1-2 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
62+