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New Orleans opens applications for rental assistance program

By: - February 16, 2021 4:02 pm

The City Of New Orleans COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program began accepting applications this week for tenants and landlords struggling with rent payments.

To be eligible, households must meet the following criteria:

  • An income at or below 60 percent of the area median income (AMI) which is approximately $42,000 for a family of four;
  • A reduction in household income, incurred significant costs, or experienced a financial hardship due to COVID-19; and
  • Be at risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability.

Eligible households may receive rental assistance up to 12 months.

Payments in the program are expected to total about $25.6 million, according to the City of New Orleans website.

Tenants looking for rental assistance can apply here. Landlords looking for rental assistance can apply here.

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JC Canicosa
JC Canicosa

JC Canicosa is an award-winning journalist at The Louisiana Illuminator. Canicosa has previous experience at Investigate-TV and The Loyola Maroon and earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Loyola University New Orleans. At Loyola, he was the senior staff writer at The Maroon and the president of the school's chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. Off the clock, Canicosa enjoys playing basketball, watching movies and dabbling in comedy writing.