HANO Announces Additional Policy Modifications to Include Moratorium on Nonpayment
Evictions and Terminations thru July 25th
Administration, HCV Program and management offices remain closed to the public until further notice
New Orleans, LA (April 2, 2020) - Today, The Housing Authority of New Orleans (HANO) announced immediate policy modifications due to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act signed into law on March 27, 2020. The law provides immediate protections and financial relief for families, and a federal eviction moratorium for tenants receiving housing payment assistance. Notifications will be distributed to tenants, program participants and landlords via email, and will be posted on the agency website at www.hano.org, Landlord Portal and on Facebook and Twitter.
In addition to the policy modifications, the City of New Orleans, in partnership with Total Community Action (TCA), is offering rental assistance to workers that have been impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. To apply, residents should call the Mayor's Office of Community Development (OCD) at (504) 658-4200 or TCA at (504) 882-7181 to begin the intake process.
The new policy modifications related to the moratorium on evictions and terminations are as follows:
HCVP Participants and Public Housing Residents
A national moratorium has been established to cease evictions and terminations for Public Housing residents, Housing Choice Voucher Program participants and residents in Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) units until July 25, 2020.
HANO will not file eviction actions for nonpayment of rent, fees or charges. No late fees or penalties will be charged for non-payment of rent.
Nonpayment of rent eviction hearings will not be scheduled until after July 25, 2020. Evictions that were filed before the moratorium was established or that are filed after it ends will be processed once it is lifted.
HANO will continue to pay its portion of rent to landlords on behalf of HCVP participants. Participants of the HCV program should continue to pay their portion of the rent to the landlord.