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Rental assistance in New Orleans area.

Rent as well as security deposit assistance is offered in New Orleans from non-profit charities, government agencies, and churches. Depending on the organization, they may offer funds, free government grant money, or other housing services. Find information on where to apply for security deposit as well as immediate rent assistance in New Orleans. Or find affordable no wait list housing, section 8 or lawyers that provide free eviction defense services. Get help with rent near you in New Orleans.

Low income families, the elderly, households with children (including single moms) and others who are struggling have a large number of options. There are many agencies that offer short term or emergency rent or housing assistance. Whether it is a charity, government agency, or church, there are resources available in Orleans Parish. Every year thousands of New Orleans rents (or formerly homeless people) receive emergency financial help as well as rental assistance.

In addition to grants and direct financial aid, a number of other services can be provided, such as Louisiana Section 8 housing vouchers or information on the homeless prevention programs. Some of the programs are funded and run by the state of Louisiana, others by the federal government, and yet more rental assistance is offered by the city of New Orleans.

Find help with rent in Orleans Parish and city of New Orleans

Baronne Street Transitional Housing is located at 2407 Baronne Street, New Orleans, LA 70113. To apply for help, applicants must call and make appointment; picture ID required. Get access to homeless shelters and other support, such as money management, parenting, case management, and counseling. Staff also offer advocacy, information on first months rent or security deposit help. They also give referrals. Call 504-269-9311.

Housing Authority of New Orleans - This is a regional non-profit organization. They process applications to section 8 HUD vouchers. The PHAs mission is to provide guidance, housing programs, and financial assistance for paying for bills along with housing necessities such as rent. Note there is often an extensive waiting list in place for this program.




They administer the emergency section 8 housing voucher program too, which is the main tool offered from this organization for paying rental costs. Other resources are offered including home buying program for those families enrolled into public housing units, social services, charity programs, and information on government assistance. The address is 4100 Touro Street. New Orleans, Louisiana 70122. Main number is (504)670-3300.

Desire Community Housing Corporation is located at 4298 Elysian Fields Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana 70122. The main program is affordable housing for the low income, single moms and parents with kids. Call them and apply for assistance with items such as rent, or explore comprehensive housing counseling programs. They include senior services and even child and/or the day care center on site. Main number is (504) 284-3844 or 504-944-2727.

Gretna Community Center covers both Jefferson and Orleans Parish. The charity is based at 1700 Monroe St, Gretna, LA 70053. Limited financial aid for paying rent and/or utilities is offered at the non-profit center. The homeless in Orleans may be referred to resources such as the federal government emergency solutions grant to pay a security deposit on a new apartment. Call  (504) 376-2130.

Salvation Army of greater New Orleans has occasional funding. There may be assistance for mortgage or rental payments, furniture for a new home, transportation, and shelters. Clients range from the homeless to single parents and working poor. There may also be free motel or hotel vouchers, as a last resort. Some applicants are issued a loan for housing and rent payments. Location is 4526 S. Claiborne Ave, New Orleans, Louisiana 70125. Phone - 504-899-4569.

Volunteers of America - Supportive Services for veterans and the homeless is at 4152 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70119. Working in partnership with Jefferson Parish Human Services Authority (JPHSA) as well as Metropolitan Human Services District (MHSD), residents and low income individuals can apply for rental help. Additional housing support may be offered for veterans or the disabled as part of SSVG. Get access to low income housing, grant money and rental subsidies from the Office of Mental Health. Main numbers are  (504) 482-2130 and 504-483-3558

Total Community Action has multiple sites. They are the Orleans Parish community action agency. One center is at 1420 S Norman C Francis Parkway, New Orleans, Louisiana 70125. Numerous forms of help can be offered, including rent, energy bills, referrals, grant money and other aid. Call : (504) 872-0334 or (504) 366-6321.





Catholic Charities Archdiocese Of New Orleans - This national agency has a local branch that is committed to helping the poor, low income, elderly, and disabled in New Orleans Louisiana. Referrals may be available for rental assistance, no interest loans, and transitional housing.

There are multiple churches in the region. Catholic Charities Orleans Parish help people of all faiths, religions, and genders. Free furniture, money for back rent or utilities and other aid also helps immigrants, single moms, women facing violence and the working poor. Social services and emergency financial help is offered. Call  (504) 523-3755.

HUD Grant Programs can help low income renters, the unemployed or disabled (among others). The federal government partners with non-profits in the city as part of the Emergency Solution Grant program, or ESG. The money is intended to stop evictions by assisting with rent arrears or energy costs. Other uses of the funds are for rehousing, including paying the security deposit on a new apartment in Orleans Parish, grants for moving costs, legal mediation, and first months rent. Read more eviction help in New Orleans.

Southeast Louisiana Legal Services may offer free advice, eviction prevention services and representation to tenants. Clients can get help with housing discrimination issues, preventing evictions, disputing an unpaid security deposits, and other homeless support. The lawyers in the parish work, for free, to ensure homelessness in reduced. Address - 1340 Poydras St New Orleans, LA 70112. Call (504) 529-1000

Hope House can provide financial help, including money for rental costs, as well as case management. The charity will focus on tenants facing imminent eviction. The address is 916 St. Andrew St. New Orleans, LA 70130, or call 504-525-2561. Call for emergency funds to pay rent, prevent evictions, and get financial help.

Unity For Greater New Orleans works to end homelessness in the parish and city. There is permanent housing placement and other resources for renters. They also work with other landlords and property owners (as well as charities) to place low income residents into a home or apartment. Or get budgeting help, referrals to utility or rent deposit help, storage cost payment assistance and other aid. The main address is 2475 Canal St #300, New Orleans, LA 70119. Call the agency at (504) 821-4496.




Urban League of Greater New Orleans may have rent assistance, though long wait list is often in place. A major focus is on minorities, veterans, and the vulnerable. There are grants for housing, including mortgage payments. Or locate Housing First programs, home buying resources, employment and legal help. The main office is at 2322 Canal Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70119. The main number is (504) 620-2332.

Charities offer rent or housing for families with children. They can apply for rent assistance. It is for income qualified families (or single moms or dads) who reside in Orleans Parish. Get help with obtaining emergency and transitional shelter as well. Emergency rental assistance is offered to tenants that are faced with eviction. Households with children, including single mothers or dads, are a priority. Anyone can apply for security deposits and/or rent help if currently homeless. Call (504) 310-8788.

NO/AIDS Task Force - Unity HOPWA is run by Crescent Care from 1631 Elysian Fields Ave, New Orleans, Louisiana 70117. HIV and AIDs patients can apply for housing assistance. Other financial support may be for paying rent, loans for medical costs or equipment, and other basic needs. Only HIV/AIDS patients can call Dial - 504-821-2601.

Great Expectations Foundation - Address is 4298 Elysian Fields, New Orleans, Louisiana 70122. Telephone: 504-288-7818. This agency also received federal government funds. Resources are only for families impacted by HIV and can include housing, medical care, and short term rental assistance.

Saint Vincent DePaul offers emergency Services as well as financial help. This is a faith based charity. The help the poor, low income, minorities, and others with their rent, housing, energy, nutritional, and other needs. Volunteers visit the applicant. Based on criteria, some emergency funding can help pay rental or moving costs and other related housing bills. Or free motel vouchers for the homeless. More on St. Vincent rent assistance in New Orleans. SVDP is at 2601 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70119. Dial (504) 822-9288 or 504-940-1904.

Shelter Plus Care - Living Witness is focused on the disabled in New Orleans, both mentally and physically disabled. Location is 1528 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard, New Orleans, Louisiana 70113. Phone number - 504-524-2959. Rent help, medical care, supportive housing and other resources are offered.





St. John the Baptist has an address of 1920 Clio St., New Orleans, LA 70113. The Intake number is 504-581-4987. Basic needs can be met by the church. When donations allow, short term help with energy bills, rent, referrals to housing, and other support is for struggling New Orleans families.


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