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.
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.
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.
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.