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Rental assistance in Jefferson Parish Louisiana.

Charities, churches and the government provide rent assistance in Jefferson Parish Louisiana. Many organizations provide grant money or funds to tenants who need help with their housing payments. Find where to get help near you with rent or a security deposit in Jefferson Parish.

The government programs and charity agencies listed below are some of the leading resources in the area of Kenne, Metairie Louisiana, and other communities. In addition to the emergency rental assistance provided, which is mainly aimed at preventing evictions and homelessness in the community, the non-profits will offer case management, counseling and programs to help people become self-sufficient over the mid to long term.

Funding is limited. Financial assistance with rental costs is focused on parents with kids, seniors, and the disabled in Jefferson Parish. Non-profits can also help low-income families find an apartment to live in as well as to get the money to pay a security deposit or first months rent.

Places that help with rent in Metairie and Kenner Louisiana area

Jefferson Parish Human Services Authority - Division of Community Support helps low-income families with housing and other bills. The government office offers one time rental (or electric bill assistance) for people who have attended mental health or substance abuse clinics. There is also cash assistance, grant money to help with back rent for parents with kids and other benefits. Learn about a number of housing programs in the area. The office is at 3616 S I-10 Service Rd W # 200, Metairie, LA 70001. Phone: (504) 838-5215

Armstrong Family Services - Low-income families can get financial assistance and the grant money can be used to pay potentially several weeks of rent. Emergency help is offered for families that have some form of income and who have an eviction notice, or money can be paid to people who are currently homeless. The Jefferson Parish agency will also help pay a security deposit. Call (504) 821-6023 or find details on help from Armstrong Family Services.

City of Kenner – Community Development is a leading non-profit. The organization provides emergency rental and housing assistance to Kenner residents only. The address is 624 Williams Boulevard, Kenner, LA 70062. Call 504-468-7588.




Jefferson Community Action Programs (JeffCAP) helps pay rent across Jefferson Parish. Financial resources administered include rental/utility assistance to stop an eviction. Funds may also be available for power bills. Housing counseling is offered by specialists. Rent assistance programs give a focus senior citizens over the age of 60, single moms or people at risk. Location is 221 Elmwood Park Blvd # 402, Harahan, LA 70123, dial 504-736-6900

Local community centers are located in Jefferson Parish. They provide emergency help to pay back rent, a utility bill or moving costs too. Free grant money is provided by the centers based on funding. The goal of the government organization is to help families pay for their housing - whether a mobile home lot rent or apartment.

  • Bridge City Community Center - 301 Third Emanuel Street, Bridge City, LA 70094. Call (504) 349-5464. This location covers the cities and town in Jefferson County of Bridge City, Avondale, Waggaman & Westwego
  • J.C. Simmons Community Center is for people in Avondale, Waggaman, Grand Isle and Westwego. The non-profit will offer rental help to low-income families and single people households in those areas. The address is 4008 U.S. Highway 90, Avondale, LA 70094. Call (504) 349-5414.
  • Hazel R. Hurst Community Center - 1121 S. Causeway Blvd., Jefferson, LA 70121. Dial (504) 838-4277. Grants can be issued to low-income families in Metairie and the city of Jefferson Louisiana.
  • Gretna Community Center can provide money to help with rent, grants for a storage fee, and money for security deposits. 1700 1700 Monroe Street, Gretna, LA 70056. Dial (504) 376-2130
  • Marrero Community Center - 1861 Ames Blvd., Marrero, LA 70072. Call (504) 349-5950
  • Dorothy B. Watson Community Center - The location is 1300 S. Myrtle Street, Metairie, LA 70003. Dial (504) 736-6480
  • Harvey Community Center is located at 1501 Estalote Street, Harvey, LA 70058. Dial (504) 227-1221
  • Woodmere Community Center is at 4026 Post Drive, Harvey, LA. 70058. Phone: (504) 349-5136

Salvation Army centers help the homeless and low-income in Jefferson Parish. The Christian charity will have have referrals to homeless shelters, transitional housing, or grants for paying past due rental costs. Financial help is very limited from the regional location of 4526 S Claiborne Ave, New Orleans, LA 70125. Phone: (504) 899-4569. Zero percent interest loans, free landlord-tenant mediation services, referrals, and other forms of assistance for housing costs may be provided as well.





Catholic Charities Archdiocese helps single moms, the poor and women facing abuse in Jefferson County with their rental or housing needs. There is also a homeless shelter. After clients have stabilized, they may receive referrals to low income apartments or housing units in the community. The church, and Jefferson Family Care Center, is at 1108 Barataria Blvd, Marrero, LA 70072. Main phone: (504) 347-0772

Jefferson Parish Community Development Department has a homeless prevention program. Call  (504) 736-6262. Rapid Re-Housing is also offered, including free grant money to move or a security deposit. This can provide money for security deposits, funds to pay rent, motel vouchers, and other aid. The program is run in partnership with the UNITY non-profit.

Southeast Louisiana Legal Services can help with a number of housing problems in Jefferson Parish. The agency administers everything from free legal advice to prevent evictions to information on tenant utility disconnection regulations in Jefferson Parish. They address disputes over security deposits, public benefits, and more. Dial (877) 521-6242 or (504) 529-1000.

Eviction prevention resources are available in the area. Tenants facing homelessness, or those residents currently without a home to live in, may qualify based on funding. Any rental assistance in Jefferson County LA is short term and provided using a grant. Other resources in Jefferson Parish include deposit help, vouchers for a motel, counseling, and more. Continue reading Jefferson Parish and New Orleans homeless prevention programs.

St. Benilde Catholic Church is part of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. The location is 1901 Division Street, Metairie, LA 70001. People or families who are homeless, or right on the verge of it, can receive shelter and low income housing. The non-profit also has referrals, money to pay for moving costs, emergency rental assistance in Jefferson County, and case management. Call (504) 834-4980

Housing Authority of Jefferson Parish is the regional section 8 center. Rent subsidized apartments, houses for seniors or the disabled and other help is offered. There are also emergency housing choice vouchers in Jefferson Parish for some applications. The location is 1347 Westbank Expressway, Westwego, Louisiana 70072. Call (504) 321-4257. Other local offices include below or look here for section 8 in Louisiana.

  • Westwego Housing Authority section is run from 1010 6th St, Westwego, LA 70094. Call (504) 341-5255
  • Kenner Housing Authority is based at 1013 31st St, Kenner, LA 70065. Call Phone: (504) 467-9166




Jefferson Parrish Mobile helps the mentally ill or disabled, including with housing and rent needs. The non-profit is at 2121 Ridgelake Dr, Metairie, LA 70001. Other supportive services are also available for qualified tenants, ranging from grant money for rental costs to home care, transportation and more. Call (504) 832-5123.


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