Housing Opportunity Study

Study Information

On August 21, 2019, Mayor LaToya Cantrell requested that the City Planning Commission conduct a public hearing and a study to summarize opportunities for changes to the Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance based on the most recent amendments to the City’s Master Plan; review and report on successful programs nationwide and the use of strategies that include but are not limited to: the new construction of accessory structures for and/or the conversion of accessory structures to residential use, the adjustment and possible re-alignment of bulk and area standards city-wide, placing limitations on the removal of residential units from historic two-family and multi-family structures, placing limitations on the conversion of existing residential units to non-residential use, the use of public land for affordable housing, the redevelopment of vacant blighted properties for affordable housing, and the exploration of new building types such as “tiny houses.”

Study Documents


Please take a moment to complete a brief questionnaire by following the link below.  Responses to this questionnaire will help us to better understand the housing needs and concerns of various communities.


Public Comment

  • Submit comments via email to CPCHousingStudy@nola.gov
  • Mail or hand deliver your comments to:
    • City of New Orleans, City Planning Commission, c/o Executive Director Robert Rivers, 1300 Perdido Street, 7th Floor, New Orleans, LA 70115
  • Attend the CPC community meeting in your Council District
  • Public Comments Received:

Study Timeline

Wed, Aug 21, 2019 Study Requested by Mayor Link to request
Tues, Oct 8, 2019 CPC Preliminary Public Hearing Preliminary Report Presentation
Wed, Oct 29, 2019 Community Meetings Begin  
**New Study Timeline Coming Soon**