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Housing Programs

The Housing Authority of New Orleans (HANO) manages and oversees several residential communities that offer different types of housing programs designed to meet the housing needs of the residents of the City of New Orleans.

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Notice of Public Housing Waitlist Openings at Lafitte for 3 & 4 Bedroom Units
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Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCVP)
The Housing Choice Voucher Program operates and manages an Annual Contributions Contract (ACC) to assist low-income families with rental payments through the Section 8 Program. The Department develops Section 8 service initiatives, conducts programmatic analysis, and engages in budgeting, financing, communications, and counseling functions to assist program participants.

Project Based Voucher Program
The Housing Choice Voucher Program's Project-Based Voucher Program subsidizes units in HANO-owned and privately owned properties throughout New Orleans. Tenants residing in Project-Based Voucher Units pay 30 percent of their income for rent and utilities. The balance of their housing costs is paid by the HANO. Tenants in Project-Based Voucher units are assisted as long as they live in the unit and continue to qualify for the program. To receive assistance for a PBV unit a family must first be on the PBV property’s waiting list. HANO manages each of the waiting lists. A family may only apply to be placed on PBV waiting lists if the waiting list is open. Click here for a list of all the PBV properties and their waiting list status. To apply for an open waiting list, please complete the PBV waiting list pre-application.

Public Housing
HANO’s Asset Management Department is responsible for managing the Agency’s conventional public housing and the oversight of affordable housing managed by private property management companies. These communities include senior housing, family housing and housing opportunities for persons with disabilities.

Homeownership Program
The Homeownership Program was created to assist public housing and Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCVP) Section 8 residents to become first-time homebuyers. The Program has expanded in recent years to assist with the planning and marketing of homeownership units developed in conjunction with HANO redevelopment programs. The Program includes several components: Homebuyer Preparation, Homebuyer Assistance, and Marketing & Sales.

Housing Choice Connect
We are pleased to introduce our Housing Choice Connect Program for Tenants & Landlords!