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.
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