Housing Assistance

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City Of New Orleans COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program

OPEN APPLICATION PERIOD BEGINNING FEBRUARY 15, 2021

Beginning February 15, 2021, the New Orleans Emergency Rental Assistance Program (NOERAP) will begin accepting applications for the following households:

  • Households with an income at or below 60 percent of the area median income (which means at or below approximately $42,000 for a family of four)
  • Households that have experienced a reduction in household income, incurred significant costs, or experienced a financial hardship due to COVID-19
  • Households that are at risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability.

Eligible households may receive up to 12 months of rental assistance. Payments will be made directly to landlords and will be capped at the Fair Market Rents (FMR) which is the following:

  • Efficiency unit – $779
  • One bedroom unit – $908
  • Two bedroom unit – $1,078
  • Three bedroom unit – $1,396
  • Four bedroom unit – $1597

Applications will be available on February 15, 2021. At that time, click the link below for the application:

Jefferson Parish COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program

Similar to New Orleans, Jefferson Parish has launched a new program to help renters who have struggled to make payments due to the pandemic. To be eligible you must:

  • Rent and live in Jefferson Parish
  • Be able to prove that you have been economically harmed by the pandemic
  • Not received rental assistance from any other rental assistance program for the same time period.
  • Make less than $39,450 per year as an individual or $56,300 per year as a family of four.

Eligible households may receive up to 12 months of rental assistance. Payments will be made directly to landlords.

CDC moratorium on evictions

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a residential eviction moratorium through Mar. 31, 2021, to keep people safe and in their homes during the COVID-19 pandemic. This means that  landlords cannot evict any “covered” person from any residential property. To make sure you’re covered and eligible for this protection, fill out the form below and submit it to your landlord. You are still required to pay rent and follow all the other terms of their lease and rules of the place where they live. Tenants can also still be evicted for reasons other than not paying rent or making a housing payment.

Home Is Here Nola

Home is Here NOLA mobilizes resources and coordinates community support for immigrants and refugees fleeing for their lives at our borders and those detained inside our borders. They cultivate individual and group community sponsors who can host and provide various forms of transitional support to asylum-seekers, newly released detainees, and other immigrants without a safe space to be. If you are in need of housing please contact them through their facebook at the link below!

Southeast Louisiana Legal Services

The Mayor’s Office of Community Development has partnered with Southeast Louisiana Legal Services, Total Community Action and New Orleans Family Justice Alliance to provide immediate financial and legal assistance for homelessness prevention which includes rental assistance and foreclosure mitigation. Inquiries should be made to the Office of Community Development at (504) 658-4200.

Southeast Louisiana Legal Services provides free, civil legal aid to low-income people. A toll-free civil legal help hotline is now available to low-income residents of southeast Louisiana impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic, Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm. Please call the hotline at 1-844-244-7871.

*Requires citizenry or legal residency UNLESS its for a case of domestic violence

Rent And Utility Assistance For Veterans

Veterans living anywhere in Louisiana could be eligible for temporary financial assistance for rent and utility payments because of COVID-19, based on household income requirements. For information contact Volunteers of America Southeast Louisiana at 504-483-3558

Unity of Greater New Orleans

Unity of Greater New Orleans is continuing to provide services and assistance related to unmet housing and homelessness needs during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Those experiencing homelessness should contact Unity of Greater New Orleans by calling 504-356-1859 for family assistance and 504-658-2944 for unsheltered adults seeking assistance.

Local Homeless Shelters

NEW ORLEANS MISSION

1130 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.
(504) 523-2116
Open:  24 hours; Intake 4:00PM-6:00PM
Men and Women

COVENANT HOUSE

611 N. Rampart Street
(504) 584-1111
Open:  24 hours
Youth 13 to 24yrs of age; mothers with children

NEW ORLEANS WOMEN AND CHILDREN SHELTER

2020 S Liberty Street
(504) 522-9340
Open:  24 hours; 8:00AM – 5:00PM (office hours)
Referral from Unity
Women with children

LOW BARRIER SHELTER

1530 Perdido Street, 2nd Floor
(504) 517-1815
Open: 24 hours
Men and Women (18years +)

HOTEL HOPE

3923 Martin Luther King Blvd
(504) 821-7773
Open: 24 hours
8:00AM-6:00PM office hours
Referral from Unity
Families

NEW ORLEANS FAMILY JUSTICE ALLIANCE

701 Loyola Avenue, #201
New Orleans, LA 70113
(504) 592-4005
Open:  8:00AM – 4:00PM office hrs.
Domestic Violence Only

OZANAM INN

843 Camp Street
(504) 523-1184
Open: Intake 4:30PM
Men only facility

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