Affordable Housing In New Orleans
89 Low Income Apartment Communities In New Orleans
Housing Authorities that serve New Orleans
|Housing Authority of New Orleans||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing|
Guide To Affordable Housing in New Orleans, Louisiana
There are 89 low income housing apartment communities offering 10,562 affordable apartments for rent in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Income Based Apartments in New Orleans, Louisiana
New Orleans features 7,253 income based apartments. Tenants of income based apartments typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent and utilities.
Low Rent Apartments in New Orleans, Louisiana
There are 3,309 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in New Orleans.
Housing Choice Vouchers in New Orleans, Louisiana
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay New Orleans landlords $800 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in New Orleans.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in New Orleans, Louisiana for a two-bedroom apartment is between $955 and $1,167.
2021 New Orleans, Louisiana Fair Market Rents and Housing Choice Voucher Payment Standards
Fair Market Rents can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Fair Market Rents are used by HUD to establish payment and rent standards for federal rental assistance programs like the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program.
|Studio||One BR||Two BR||Three BR||Four BR|
|New Orleans, Louisiana Fair Market Rent||$765||$899||$1,061||$1,371||$1,583|
|New Orleans, Louisiana Payment Standard Range||$689 to $842||$809 to $989||$955 to $1,167||$1,234 to $1,508||$1,425 to $1,741|
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
New Orleans, LA Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||89|
|Total Low Income Apartments||10,562|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||7,253|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||53.74%|
|Average Renter Household Size||2.22|
|Average Household Size||2.38|
|Median Household Income||$36,792 ±$654|
|Median Rent||$924 ±$8|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||55.01% ± 1.38pp|
Population and Household Demographics
New Orleans is a city in Orleans Parish, Louisiana with a population of 376,738. There are 153,140 households in the city with an average household size of 2.38 persons. 53.74% of households in New Orleans are renters.
Income and Rent Overburden in New Orleans
The median gross income for households in New Orleans is $36,792 a year, or $3,066 a month. The median rent for the city is $924 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In New Orleans, a household making less than $3,080 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 55.01% of households who rent are overburdened in New Orleans.
Area Median Income In New Orleans
Affordable housing program eligibility is always determined by one's income. Each household's income is compared to the incomes of all other households in the area. This is accomplished through a statistic established by the government called the Area Median Income, most often referred to as AMI. The AMI is calculated and published each year by HUD.
HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For New Orleans, the AMI is calculated from all households within Orleans Parish.
In New Orleans, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $70,400
Most affordable housing programs determine eligibility based on the percent of AMI a given household's income is. Among the programs that determine eligibility based on the AMI are Section 8, HOME, LIHTC, Section 515, 202 and 811.
Rental Assistance in New Orleans
Rental assistance is a type of housing subsidy that pays for a portion of a renter’s monthly housing costs, including rent and tenant paid utilities. This housing assistance can come in the form of Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers, project-based Section 8 contracts, public housing, USDA Rental Assistance (in Section 515 properties) as well as HUD Section 202 and 811 properties for elderly and disabled households.
Income Qualifications for HUD Rental Assistance in New Orleans
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|30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the New Orleans AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
|50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the New Orleans AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
|80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the New Orleans AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.