Affordable Housing In Orleans Parish
Louisiana

Waiting List Openings In Orleans Parish

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108 Low Income Apartment Communities In Orleans Parish

Christopher Inn

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

Delille Inn

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

Chateau d Orleans

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

The Muses Apartments Homes

1740 Baronne St
New Orleans, Louisiana
Call For Rent
1-4 BR

Wisdom Manor

8900 Quince St
New Orleans, Louisiana
Call For Rent
1 BR
62+

Faubourg Lafitte

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

Savoy Place at The Estates I &II

3450 Desire Parkway
New Orleans, Louisiana
Call For Rent
1-4 BR

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
Call For Rent
1-5 BR

Treasure Village at The Estates

3450 Desire Parkway
New Orleans, Louisiana
Call For Rent
1-5 BR

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Orleans Parish, Louisiana

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Orleans Parish, Louisiana

There are 108 low income housing apartment communities offering 11,299 affordable apartments for rent in Orleans Parish, Louisiana.

Income Based Apartments in Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Orleans Parish features 7,922 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 3,377 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 $980 and $1,198.

2022 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 $786 $927 $1,089 $1,404 $1,623
Orleans Parish, Louisiana Payment Standard Range $707 to $865 $834 to $1,020 $980 to $1,198 $1,264 to $1,544 $1,461 to $1,785

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Orleans Parish, LA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 108
Total Low Income Apartments 11,299
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 7,922
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
Total Population 376,738

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.
$14,750 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
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.
$24,550 $28,050 $31,550 $35,050 $37,900 $40,700 $43,500 $46,300
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.
$39,300 $44,900 $50,500 $56,100 $60,600 $65,100 $69,600 $74,100

Cities In Orleans Parish

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