“We have too many people in New Orleans paying more than they can afford for their housing, and high energy bills are part of the problem. We need energy efficient solutions for New Orleanians now.” – Andreanecia Morris, Greater New Orleans Housing Alliance
Rental properties account for a majority of the residential housing market in New Orleans, Louisiana. A healthy rental housing market is therefore essential to New Orleans’ economic growth and vitality. This report – the New Orleans Rental Market Study – was undertaken to present a data-based picture of New Orleans’ rental market related to energy use and the opportunity for greater energy efficiency. Facts about New Orleans rental property and energy use in rental properties must inform policy and regulatory decisions about housing.