Office Of Homeless Services And Strategy

The Office Of Homeless Services And Strategy program provides support and resources for those experiencing homelessness in the community. This site serves as a guide to emergency shelters, food assistance, healthcare, and other essential services available in the New Orleans area.

We aim to connect individuals and families to the help they need with dignity and compassion. Please utilize this site as a reference for emergency and long-term support options.

Additional Resources

Resource Map

The Mayor's Office of Homeless Services and Strategies was pleased to announce a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) to support organizations that provide assistance to individuals experiencing unsheltered homelessness in Orleans Parish. A total of $1,000,000 was available and allocated to seven organizations awarded for over a two-year grant period.

Thank you to all who applied and congratulations to all who were chosen. We look forward to working closely with each of you.

The project is funded by the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). For further information and updates on the City's ARPA investments and initiatives, please visit the official website at https://nola.gov/arpa/.  

Documents

Download the Notice of Funding Availability

Download the Application Packet

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

Watch the Information Session 

Download the Information Session Presentation

Office Of Homeless Services And Strategy

(504) 658-4200
1340 Poydras Street New Orleans, LA 70112

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Latest News

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May 23, 2024 | From City of New Orleans

City of New Orleans Director of Homeless Services and Strategy Attends National League of Cities’ Local Solutions to Ending Homelessness in Washington, D.C.

This week, the City of New Orleans Director of the Office of Homeless Services and Strategy (OHSS) Nathaniel Fields traveled to Washington, D.C. to attend the National League of Cities’ (NLC) Local Solutions to Ending Homelessness Convening, taking place May 22-23. 

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May 22, 2024 | From City of New Orleans

City of New Orleans Announces Recipients of $1.14 Million in ARPA Funding for Homeless Shelter Support

The City of New Orleans today announced the organizations selected through a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) released by the Office of Homeless Services and Strategies (OHSS) for projects that provide assistance to individuals experiencing unsheltered homelessness in Orleans Parish. A total of $1.14 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding is being dispersed to seven different recipients.

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April 4, 2024 | From City of New Orleans

City of New Orleans to Extend Total Community Action's Fiscal Management Services CEA for Low Barrier Shelter

The City of New Orleans will extend the Cooperative Endeavor Agreement (CEA) between Total Community Action (TCA), Inc. and the City to continue acting as the fiscal agent for the Low Barrier Shelter (LBS) through May 31.  

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February 19, 2024 | From City of New Orleans

City of New Orleans Office of Homeless Services and Strategy Celebrates First Year of Progress

The City of New Orleans Office of Homeless Services and Strategy (OHSS) is celebrating its 1-year anniversary this week and reflecting on the progress it has achieved. 

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March 9, 2023 | From City of New Orleans

CITY OF NEW ORLEANS ANNOUNCES CREATION OF THE OFFICE OF HOMELESS SERVICES AND STRATEGY, LED BY DIRECTOR NATHANIEL FIELDS

The City of New Orleans today announced the creation of the Office of Homeless Services and Strategy, led by Director Nathaniel Fields. This newly established office is dedicated to creating solutions to assist our unhoused population through expanding resources, outreach and partnerships in addition to focusing on the root causes of homelessness.  

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