Affordable Housing In Orleans Parish
Louisiana

87 Low Income Apartment Communities In Orleans Parish

Christopher Inn

2110 Royal St
New Orleans, LA
Income Based
Studio-1 BR
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Delille Inn

6924 Chef Menteur Hwy
New Orleans, LA
Income Based
1 BR
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Abundance Square Apartments

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

Treasure Village

3450 Desire Parkway
New Orleans, LA
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Chateau d Orleans

14765 Chef Menteur
New Orleans, LA
Call For Rent
1-4 BR
Subsidized

LaSalle Apartments

1113 Canal
New Orleans, LA
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR
HCV Welcome

2 Oaks

14600 Dwyer Blvd
New Orleans, LA
Call For Rent
1-4 BR

Annunciation Inn

1220 Spain St
New Orleans, LA
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Nazareth Inn

9630 Hayne Blvd
New Orleans, LA
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Faubourg Lafitte

2200 Lafitte St
New Orleans, LA
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

There are 87 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 8,507 affordable apartments for rent in Orleans Parish. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 5,300 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Orleans Parish, HUD housing programs support 1,012 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 3,207 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Other Housing Authorities located in Orleans Parish

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of New Orleans Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Orleans Parish, LA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 87
Total Low Income Apartments 8,507
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 5,300
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 53.74%
Average Renter Household Size 2.22
Total Population 376,738
Housing Units 153,140
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.1

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 $67,400

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 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 Orleans Parish HUD Rental Assistance in Orleans Parish

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,150 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $23,600 $27,000 $30,350 $33,700 $36,400 $39,100 $41,800 $44,500
80% of Median $37,750 $43,150 $48,550 $53,900 $58,250 $62,550 $66,850 $71,150
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Orleans Parish

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1988 to 2009, 42 low income apartment communities containing 3,844 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Orleans Parish by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Orleans Parish

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $23,600 $27,000 $30,350 $33,700 $36,400 $39,100 $41,800 $44,500
60% of Median $28,320 $32,400 $36,420 $40,440 $43,680 $46,920 $50,160 $53,400

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Orleans Parish is $36,420 a year, or $3,035 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,035 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $911 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $590 $633 $759 $876 $978 $1,079
60% $708 $759 $911 $1,052 $1,173 $1,295
Fair Market Rents in Orleans Parish

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$723 $844 $1,008 $1,304 $1,492

Cities In Orleans Parish

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City Listings Served By
New Orleans 87 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves New Orleans is the Housing Authority of New Orleans.