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New Orleans Affordable Housing

Crescent City Community Land Trust brings 10 affordable homes to the lower 9th Ward

The homes range in price from $33,000 to $90,000

A Victorian shotgun in Holy Cross wants $175K

A project of the Preservation Resource Center, this circa-1900s home is beautifully renovated

A budget-friendly double in Treme hits the market for $269K

Live in one side, rent the other, and spend your free time chilling in the tiny-but-tropical backyard

What $750 rents in New Orleans right now

Homes in the French Quarter, 7th Ward, Metairie, Central City, and Old Aurora

Rent in New Orleans has fallen 7 percent since October of 2016

Living in New Orleans isn’t cheap. Over the past year (as with any other recent years in the city), the shortage of affordable housing has plagued New Orleans.

Getting a roommate in New Orleans can save you $400 a month, study says

While getting a roommate in New Orleans might not be anyone’s favorite idea, it can be a cost-saving one.

City Planning Commission suggests mandated zones to tackle affordable housing

As rent and housing cost steadily skyrocket in New Orleans, affordable housing is becoming more of a concern.

New Orleans developer ranks in national excellence award

Today, Redmellon placed as one of four silver medalists, receiving $10,000 to enhance its design-winning project.

New Orleans rent affordability: How much you need to live comfortably

A new study supports that in order to rent a two-bedroom home in the New Orleans-Metairie area an individual would need to make $18.54 an hour, bringing in at least $38,560 annually.

New Orleans maintains position as high-rent U.S. city in March of 2017

At the start of March, New Orleans is still ranked No. 15 for the city with the most expensive rent.

New Orleans rated least affordable for renters 

While New Orleans is known for its architecture, food and music, It’s not known for being affordable. At least not anymore.

Sidney Torres Lafitte Greenway development to have affordable units 

In its newest developments, Edwards Community and Torres secured a density bonus from City Council on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016.

New Orleans ranks 14 for most expensive rent

New Orleans is ranked 14 in most expensive rent in Zumper’s November 2016 national rent analysis. The survey looked at over 1 million listings across the United States.

City Council commissions study on affordable housing

The City of New Orleans is tackling affordable housing again. Last Thursday, City Council asked the City Planning Commission to evaluate the effectiveness of incentivizing developers to build cheaper homes in new developments.

New Orleans affordable housing evaluated in report

On Thursday, Sept. 29, HousingNOLA, a nonprofit group dedicated to increasing available affordable housing in the city, evaluated the city’s progress in 2016. The evaluation is a part of a 10-year plan to increase affordable housing in New Orleans.

Many NOLA black neighborhoods are now mostly white

The Housing Authority of New Orleans released a plan to combat segregation and gentrification in New Orleans, which have both become exacerbated in the 11 years since Hurricane Katrina. The plan also includes stats on segregation and gentrification.

Sidney Torres' Lafitte Greenway plan gets flack

The Greater New Orleans Housing Alliance is criticizing a proposal that would scrap 14 affordable units at Sidney Torres' Lafitte Greenway development in favor of offering loans to first-time homebuyers—which the Alliance claims aren't enough.

New Orleans is the 18th priciest city for renters

The most recent ranking by the rental platform Zumper, which releases periodic rental reports, has New Orleans as No. 18 in a list of the most expensive rental markets. The average one-bedroom was $1,300 in the past month; a two-bedroom was $1,610.

City picks California firm for rental inspector job

Out of the three companies that bid for the job, the city has selected a California firm to run a rental inspection program in New Orleans. NMA Inspections of El Cajon, California, which has run similar programs in other cities, will take on the job.

New Orleans affordable housing policy moves forward

A policy that would require real estate developers to show how their projects would influence affordability in the New Orleans housing market got one step closer to happening this week. "Affordable housing impact statements" might be implemented here.

Affordable housing coming to Treme-Lafitte

The Advocate reports some federal tax credits will bring affordable housing to 30 families in the Treme-Lafitte area. Sixteen single-family homes and duplexes will be built or revamped in the area surrounding the old Iberville public housing complex.

The New Orleans housing market is slowing down

While prices are still on the rise, the New Orleans housing market is easing up a little bit. A new report by the New Orleans Metropolitan Association of Realtors shows that the city’s hot housing market slowed down in the first half of 2016.

In NOLA and across U.S., homeowner-renter gap wide

Apartment List released a study illustrating how the housing market has changed since the recession. Around the country homeownership rates are low even though the costs of homeownership have gone down. As more are renting, rents have increased.

Companies bid for New Orleans rental inspector job

After trying once before to tepid response, reports three companies are now bidding to be the inspector for the city’s planned rental registry and inspection system. The companies are based in Metairie, New Orleans, and El Cajon, California.

Sidney Torres project may nix affordable units

Part of the original plan for Sidney Torres’ mixed-use development at the Lafitte Greenway included affordable housing units. Mid-City Messenger reports a proposal would replace the units with grants for low-income families to buy homes in Mid-City.

A tiny house village for homeless in New Orleans?

The idea in its preliminary stages, but reports Swan River Yoga owner Haiyan Khan is hoping to build a village of tiny homes to serve the city’s homeless population. He’s already gotten to work building tiny mobile homes for homeless people.

No one wants to be New Orleans’ rental inspector

Talks of a New Orleans rental registry have gone on for awhile, and Mayor Mitch Landrieu included it in his five-year affordable housing plan. The city issued a request for proposals to operate a rental program, but it only got one response. Bummer.

New Orleans ranks low for first-time homebuyers

New Orleans is among the least affordable cities for people looking to buy their first homes, according to a new Bloomberg report. Out of the 100 largest U.S. cities, New Orleans ranks at No. 27. Honolulu came out as the least affordable on the list.

Mayor Mitch Landrieu talks short-term rentals

Mayor Mitch Landrieu and Councilwoman Nadine Ramsey held a community budget meeting Thursday night in Algiers, as part of a series of sessions the mayor is hosting to help craft the administration’s 2017 spending plan. He discussed Airbnb and more.

New Orleans a top city for millennials living solo

Even as rents and home prices shoot up around the city, the real estate database Zillow says New Orleans is one of the top 10 cities where millennials are living alone. The report says 13.4 percent of New Orleans millennials are living solo. Read on.

Mayor Landrieu unveils affordable housing plan

Last night Mayor Mitch Landrieu gave his annual State of the City address, during which he unveiled a five-year affordable housing plan. The goal of the plan is to "build or preserve" 7,500 affordable housing units by 2021. Read on for the details.

What You Need to Make to Afford Fair Market Rent

With a fair market rent of $963 a month for a two-bedroom apartment, low-income New Orleans residents need to earn an average income of $38,520 or work 2.6 full-time minimum wage jobs to afford one.

Councilwoman Proposes New Orleans Rental Registry

City Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell wants New Orleans to implement a rental registry that would aim to root out slumlords. The registry would require landlords to register their units with the city and allow them to be inspected.

How Much You Need to Live in NOLA Comfortably

You need a yearly income of $60,782 to live comfortably in New Orleans, according to a study by Go Banking Rates. The study also says the median household income in New Orleans is just $36,964—$23,818 short of what's needed to live well in the city.

The Tulane Canal Neighborhood Association Forms

Encompassing the area within Broad Street and Claiborne Avenue and Poydras Street and the Lafitte Greenway, the newly formed neighborhood group will focus on litter abatement and affordable housing.

978 Sq. Ft. Irish Channel House Gets a Price Chop

When the home, the first of Jonathan Tate and Charles Rutledge's Starter Home concept, hit the market it was asking $375,000.

Renderings for the New Orleans Canopy by Hilton

The outpost of the Hilton brand for young travelers is going up in a CBD building once slated for affordable housing.

Affordable Housing Complex Opens in Mid-City

Jefferson Parish Wants to Improve its Housing Stock, Walkability to Attract Young People