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Affordable Housing In Orleans Parish
Louisiana

86 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

Faubourg Lafitte

2200 Lafitte St
New Orleans, Louisiana
Call For Rent
1-3 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
Income Based
1-4 BR

Treasure Village at The Estates

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

Chateau d Orleans

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

LaSalle Apartments

1113 Canal
New Orleans, Louisiana
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR

2 Oaks

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

Harmony Oaks

3320 Clara Street
New Orleans, Louisiana
Call For Rent
1-4 BR

Housing Authorities that serve 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

There are 86 low income housing apartment communities offering 10,423 affordable apartments for rent in Orleans Parish, Louisiana.

Income Based Apartments in Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Orleans Parish features 7,218 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 3,205 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 $970 and $1,186.

2020 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
Fair Market Rent $779 $908 $1,078 $1,396 $1,597
Payment Standard Range $701 to $857 $817 to $999 $970 to $1,186 $1,256 to $1,536 $1,437 to $1,757

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Orleans Parish, LA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 86
Total Low Income Apartments 10,423
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 7,218
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 $70,400

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 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 $14,800 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $24,650 $28,200 $31,700 $35,200 $38,050 $40,850 $43,650 $46,500
80% of Median $39,450 $45,050 $50,700 $56,300 $60,850 $65,350 $69,850 $74,350

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.