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IMPORTANT NOTICE: If you are a person(s) with disabilities that limit your ability to access the online pre-application process, please contact the Housing Authority of New Orleans at 504.670.3270 to request a reasonable accommodation.

Before you begin the application process, please have available social security numbers, names, dates of birth, and annual income of all family members. Make sure you have typed information correctly. HAVE PAPER AND PEN READY TO WRITE DOWN YOUR CONFIRMATION NUMBER.

Submit only ONE application to the HOUSING AUTHORITY OF NEW ORLEANS. Duplicate forms will NOT be accepted.

Applications can be received online anytime during the wait list period. Applicants will receive a confirmation number to acknowledge successful transmission of the application. By submitting this pre-application information, you are not guaranteed assistance under any program.

Maintaining Your Status on the Waiting List
You will be notified by mail when your name comes to the top of the waiting list or if we are updating our files. If you do not respond to our notifications, or your letter is returned undeliverable, your name will be removed from the waiting list. If you have a change of address, phone number, income or family size,call 504.670.3270 to update your information.


  • An applicant must qualify as an individual or family as defined by HANO.
  • Head of household must be at least 18 years of age or an emancipated minor by a court of competent jurisdiction, consistent with Louisiana law.
  • Family must have annual income at the time of admission that does not exceed the established income limits according to the maximum income by family size established by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (USHUD).
  • Applicant and all adult members of the family must consent to a criminal background check.
  • Applicant or any member of the family that has ever been convicted of manufacturing or producing methamphetamine on the premises of any federally-assisted housing or any family household member that is subject to a lifetime registration requirement under a state sex offender registration program will not be eligible for housing assistance.
  • Applicant and all members of the family must provide documentation of social security numbers for all family members or certify that they do not have social security numbers at the time of initial eligibility interview.
  • Applicant and all members of the family must meet HUD requirements on citizenship or immigration status.
  • Applicant or any member of the family who currently owes rent or other amounts to HANO or any other housing authority will not be offered assistance until the outstanding balance is paid in full.

The Housing Authority of New Orleans does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, marital status, familial status, national origin, age, pregnancy, disability, ancestry, or sexual orientation in the access to, admission into, or employment in, housing programs or activities.

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