About Us

Christopher Homes, Inc. is the housing agency of the Archdiocese of New Orleans. Founded in 1966, under the auspices of the Archdiocese’s Commission on Housing and Community Life, with a mandate to provide decent, affordable housing in our community, the agency has grown to become the premier manager of affordable senior housing in the Gulf Coast area.

Prior to the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, Christopher Homes, Inc. was managing 25 properties which included over 2,500 apartments of senior HUD subsidized housing and one property of 200 apartments of HUD subsidized family housing.

Currently, Christopher Homes, Inc. manages 16 apartment complexes that house the elderly and those with physical disabilities in nearly 1,953 apartment units.

 

Christopher Homes, Inc. is the housing agency of the Archdiocese of New Orleans. Founded in 1966, under the auspices of the Archdiocese’s Commission on Housing and Community Life, with a mandate to provide decent, affordable housing in our community, the agency has grown to become the premier manager of affordable senior housing in the Gulf Coast area.

Prior to the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, Christopher Homes, Inc. was managing 25 properties which included over 2,500 apartments of senior HUD subsidized housing and one property of 200 apartments of HUD subsidized family housing.

In its recent past, Christopher Homes, Inc. has also managed low income housing tax credit capitalized properties and conventionally financed rental housing. In short, Christopher Homes, Inc. has been a major force in rental housing in New Orleans and southeast Louisiana for the past 40 years.

Currently, Christopher Homes, Inc. manages 16 apartment complexes that house the elderly and those with physical disabilities in nearly 2,440 apartment units.

Christopher Homes, Inc. staff are diligently working to return to operation the remaining 12 properties in its portfolio. Most of these “down” properties will be renovated, recapitalized, and reoccupied through the very competent efforts of Providence Community Housing, utilizing low income housing tax credits and HUD mortgage funding.

Christopher Homes, Inc.’s communities are maintained and managed by trained, professional and dedicated staff. All sites are under the supervision of Christopher Homes, Inc.’s central office and residents have easy access to services provided by Christopher Homes supportive services programs, religious communities and the Archdiocese of New Orleans Catholic Charities.

Who Can Apply?

  • elderly who are 62 years or older
  • the disabled in need of accessible units

An applicant’s income must be less than or equal to limits established by the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Almost all of the apartments we manage are supported by the HUD Project-based Section 8 rent program. Our residents pay a portion of the apartment rent.

Christopher Homes, Inc. provides equal housing opportunities to all who apply. Each facility is open to all eligible people regardless or race, color, religion, national origin, age, familial status or disabilities.

Christopher Homes, Inc. is open to all faiths.

How To Apply:

Applicants should apply directly to the site in which they are interested. The applicant will receive an application and instructions from that site. Applications may be submitted to the facility by telephone, in person. Applicants are placed on a waiting list according to the date of their application.

Security:

Security is a primary concern at all Christopher Homes, Inc. facilities. We recognize that a sense of security creates a peace of mind for residents. Entryways at most sites are either manned by security personnel or installed with telephone intercom systems that link each apartment directly with the front door to provide access to visitors.

Quality of Life:

Christopher Homes, Inc. strives for excellence in the quality of life it offers for its residents. We believe that all individuals should be treated with respect, dignity, and a sense of well being in a setting that fosters physical, social, spiritual, and intellectual growth.

Building maintenance and appearance takes high priority, and buildings are meticulously maintained and cleaned. Many residences feature attractive grounds that include seating areas and walking paths.