Affordable Housing In Orleans Parish
89 Low Income Apartment Communities In Orleans Parish
Housing Authorities that serve Orleans Parish
|Housing Authority of New Orleans||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing|
Guide To Affordable Housing in Orleans Parish, Louisiana
There are 89 low income housing apartment communities offering 10,562 affordable apartments for rent in Orleans Parish, Louisiana.
Income Based Apartments in Orleans Parish, Louisiana
Orleans Parish 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 Orleans Parish, Louisiana
There are 3,309 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Orleans Parish.
Housing Choice Vouchers in Orleans Parish, Louisiana
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Orleans Parish landlords $800 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Orleans Parish.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Orleans Parish, Louisiana for a two-bedroom apartment is between $955 and $1,167.
2021 Orleans Parish, 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|
|Orleans Parish, Louisiana Fair Market Rent||$765||$899||$1,061||$1,371||$1,583|
|Orleans Parish, 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.
Orleans Parish, 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
Orleans Parish is a county in Louisiana with a population of 376,738. There are 153,140 households in the county with an average household size of 2.38 persons. 53.74% of households in Orleans Parish are renters.
Income and Rent Overburden in Orleans Parish
The median gross income for households in Orleans Parish is $36,792 a year, or $3,066 a month. The median rent for the county is $924 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Orleans Parish, 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 Orleans Parish.
Area Median Income In Orleans Parish
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.
In Orleans Parish, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $70,100
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 Orleans Parish
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 Orleans Parish
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|30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Orleans Parish AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
|50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Orleans Parish AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
|80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Orleans Parish AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.