Covid-19 Resources


City of New Orleans COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program

The City of New Orleans and Total Community Action is offering rental assistance to households that have been impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic. The rental assistance program begins on April 1, 2020, will be open to individuals whose household income has been reduced as a result of COVID-19 and that are not receiving rental assistance through other organizations. Applicants will be required to provide documentation of their hardship


Residential evictions have been suspended. First and Second City Court have suspended all residential evictions until April 24, 2020, with further orders to follow.


NOLA Public School Child Nutrition Services and Meal Distribution Program

NOLA Public Schools, in collaboration with charter school leaders and the Mayor’s agencies, is coordinating a multi-pronged effort to ensure child nutrition services are available to families during the prolonged school closure.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

The Department of Children and Family Services is encouraging anyone experiencing food insecurity to apply for the regular SNAP program.

Total Community Action Food Pantry

TCA Food Pantry located at 4518 Thalia Street, will offer supplemental food assistance to families daily between the hours of 8:00a.m. and 5:00p.m. During the emergency declaration all families are eligible and encouraged to participate in the supplemental food distribution.

Crescent City Weekly Meal Assistance for LGBTQ Community/and or Service Industry Workers

Are you a member of New Orleans’ LGBTQ community and/or the service industry? Are you out of work and in need of meal assistance? Gate Group, a manufacturer of hot, cold, and ambient shelf-stable foods for the airline industry will be providing free weekly meals for those impacted by COVID-19 related food security issues. 

Second Harvest Food Bank

Second Harvest Food Bank will work to provide food assistance to residents of New Orleans who are experiencing food insecurity due to COVID-19.

Residents can also call 2-1-1 and ask about “emergency food assistance” to receive more information, find out where a food pantry may be located in their community, and sign up for services.

Financial Support:

Federal Stimulus Checks

The federally passed CARES Act includes the individual stimulus payment, officially titled the “2020 recovery rebate for individuals.” It means that the government will issue checks that are advances on your tax rebate. 

Unemployment Insurance

As a worker, you may be eligible for unemployment insurance if: your work hours have been reduced because of lack of work due to Coronavirus, your workplace closes temporarily, and you are not being compensated. You are also eligible if you have been instructed not to go to work, and you are not being paid while at home. Those who are eligible to receive unemployment insurance benefits may also qualify for SNAP benefits.

Assistance With Unemployment Claims

The City of New Orleans Job 1 office is assisting individuals with filing unemployment claims. Call (504) 658-4500, (504) 658-4547, or (504) 658-4522 Monday through Friday 8:30am to 6:30pm. Due to high call volume, please be patient. The voicemail account is unattended.

Small Business Administration (SBA) Economic Injury Disaster Loans and Loan Advance

Are you a small business owner? You may be eligible for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan advance of up to $10,000 to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue your business is experiencing.

Creative Response Relief Fund

The COVID-19 crisis has halted the life and work of so many talented New Orleans visual artists. The Platforms Fund is providing $2,000 individual emergency relief grants to local creators, alongside fifteen other Regional Re-granting Program sites re-allocating $100,000 worth of grants from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts to fund emergency relief in their local communities.

Gig Economy Workers Fund

The New Orleans Business Alliance has launched a relief fund to meet the needs of gig economy workers who have been directly impacted via loss of income.

Other Resources:

Disability Rights Louisiana

If you encounter disability-related issues, please reach out to us by calling 504-522-2337, or our toll free number, 1-800-966-7705. While we are not taking walk-ins at this time, our services are still available. If you have a disability related issue or concern regarding COVID-19, please call or email us at: If you are experiencing a medical emergency, please call 911.

Helpful Websites:

NOLA Ready

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – CDC

Office of Governor John Bel Edward

NOLA Public Schools

Louisiana Department of Health COVID-19 Dashboard

Urban League of Louisiana – COVID-19 Updates and Resources

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