New Orleans Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance
Printed: 12/11/2023 12:11:23 AM
18.24.D.4 Affordable Housing
a. A minimum of ten percent (10%) of total housing units shall be affordable housing units in accordance with Article 28.3 Affordable Housing Development Use Standards and Guidelines and may be calculated as aggregate in the area described in Article 18.24.A.2.
b. For rental projects, the affordable units in an Affordable Housing Development shall be rented to families earning no more than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI).
c. In the aggregate area described in Article 18.24.A.2, the Article 28.6 Payment In-Lieu Fee option shall not apply.
d. Affordable housing units shall be subject the Affordable Housing Development Design Article 28.4.B through 28.4.D and shall be subject to Article 28.8 Compliance and Monitoring.
1. The affordable housing units shall be comparable to the market-rate dwelling units in terms of floor area and exterior finishes. Interior finishes or appliances may be different if functionality and longevity are retained.
2. The residents of the affordable housing units shall have access to the same amenities as the residents of the market-rate dwelling units.
3. Affordable units shall utilize the same entrances as market-rate units and shall not have separate entrances.
4. The bedroom mix (i.e., the number of bedrooms) of the affordable housing units shall be proportional to the market-rate dwelling units.
e. An additional ten percent (10%) of total housing units shall be workforce housing and rented to families earning no more than one hundred twenty percent (120%) of the Area Median Income (AMI).