New Orleans area rental assistance.

Rent help is offered in New Orleans by non-profits, government agencies, and churches. Depending on the organization, they may offer funds, referrals, advice, or other services. Find information on where to apply and who to call for security deposit as well as rent assistance in New Orleans and the parish.

Low income families, the elderly, households with children and others who are struggling have a large number of options and agencies that they can call for rent or housing assistance. Whether it is a charity, government agency, or church, there are resources available. Every year thousands of New Orleans families receive emergency financial and 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.

Armstrong Family Services
2658 Ursulines Avenue
New Orleans, Louisiana 70119
Main: 504-899-2995
Families with children can apply for rent assistance. It is for income qualified families 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.





Baronne Street Transitional Housing
2407 Baronne Street
New Orleans, LA 70113
Service Phone: 504-269-9311
Intake Procedure: MUST call and make appointment; picture ID required
Get access to shelters and other aid, such as money management, parenting, case management, and counseling. Staff also offer advocacy, and referrals for all family members.

Housing Authority of New Orleans
4100 Touro Street
New Orleans, LA 70122.
This is a regional non-profit organization whose mission is to provide guidance, housing programs, and financial assistance for paying for bills along with housing necessities such as rent. They administer the section 8 housing voucher program, which is the main tool offered from this organization for paying rental costs.

Note there is often an extensive waiting list in place for this program. Other resources are offered too, including home buying program for those families enrolled into public housing units, social services, charity programs, and information on government assistance.

Desire Community Housing Corporation
4298 Elysian Fields Avenue
New Orleans, Louisiana 70122
Main: 504-944-2727
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.





Emergency Rent/Mortgage and Utility Assistance
1700 Monroe Street
Gretna Community Center
Gretna, Louisiana 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.

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. Some applicants are issued a loan for housing and rent payments. Location is 4500 S. Claiborne Ave, New Orleans, Louisiana 70125. Phone - 504-899-4569.

Volunteers of America - Supportive Services
127 South Solomon Street
New Orleans, LA 70119
Main: 504-483-3558
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. Get access to low income housing and rental subsidies from the Office of Mental Health.

Total Community Action
1111 Newton Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70114-2576
(504) 366-6321
Numerous forms of help can be offered, including rent, energy bills, referrals, and other aid.

Catholic Charities Archdiocese Of New Orleans (dial  (504) 523-3755). 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.




Southeast Louisiana Legal Services may offer free advice and representation to tenants. Clients can get help with preventing evictions, disputing an unpaid security deposits, and other homeless prevention support. The lawyers in the parish work to ensure homelessness in reduced. Address - 1010 Common St # 1400 A, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112, (504) 529-1000

New Orleans Office of Recovery and Development Administration (dial (504) 6584348) runs the federal government Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program.

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.

Additional New Orleans non-profits to call for rent assistance

Armstrong Family Services
Address - 2658 Ursulines Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana 70119
Telephone number - 504-899-2995

Armstrong Transitional Housing Program
1210 Governor Nicholls Street, New Orleans, LA 70116
Dial 504-899-2995 for information.

HUD Grant Programs
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.

House of Ruth - Homelessness Prevention
1111 Newton Street, Suite 203, New Orleans, Louisiana 70114
Phone - 504-366-3921
Call for emergency funds to pay rent, prevent evictions, and get financial help.

NO/AIDS Task Force - Unity HOPWA
2601 Tulane Avenue, Suite 500
New Orleans, LA 70119
Dial - 504-821-2601
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.

Great Expectations Foundation
Address is 4298 Elysian Fields Ave. Suite B
New Orleans, LA 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 Emergency Services
New Orleans, LA 70119
Main: 504-940-1904
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.

Shelter Plus Care - Living Witness
1528 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard
Center address - New Orleans, Louisiana 70113
Phone number - 504-524-2959

St. John the Baptist
Mailing address - 1920 Clio St.
New Orleans, LA 70113
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.


By Jon McNamara

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