Help Paying Rent In Louisiana

Help Paying Rent Guide In Louisiana

Emergency Rental Assistance Programs include the government ERAP programs that provide financial assistance to help households pay for rent and utilities.

In addition to ERAPs, there are a number of other resources available to renters who are struggling to afford their rent. These resources include:

- Rental assistance programs from non-profit organizations
- State and local government programs
- Utility assistance programs

Top Tips

When contacting a non-profit organization for rental assistance, be sure to ask about the following:

- Eligibility requirements: Who is eligible for rental assistance from the organization?
- Application process: How do you apply for rental assistance?
- Types of assistance offered: Does the organization offer one-time assistance, ongoing assistance, or both?
- How much assistance is offered: How much money can you receive in rental assistance?
- Other resources: Does the organization offer any other resources that may be helpful to you, such as food assistance, job training, or childcare assistance?

Qualification Information

To qualify for rental assistance programs from non-profit organizations in Louisiana, you will typically need to meet the following criteria:

- You must be a renter who is struggling to afford your rent.
- You must have a household income below a certain level, which varies depending on the program.
- You may also need to meet other requirements, such as having a valid Social Security number or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN), or being a U.S. citizen or legal immigrant.

Some non-profit organizations may also have additional requirements, such as:
- You must have been evicted from your home in the past 90 days.
- You must have a disability.
- You must be a veteran.
- You must be a senior citizen.

To apply for a rental assistance program from a non-profit organization, you will typically need to complete an application and provide documentation of your income, assets, and household composition. You may also need to provide a copy of your lease agreement and proof of any financial hardship that you are experiencing.

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Louisiana Statistics

  • Population 4,410,796
  • Number of cities 32
  • Assitance Resources 31

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City of Thibodaux Federal Programs Section 8 Housing

310 West Second St., Thibodaux, LA - 70302

Connections For Life

2286 Highland Road, Baton Rouge, LA - 70802

Minden Housing Authority/PH-Section 8 HUD

1209 East St., Minden, LA - 71055

St John Ministry Of Care

1801 W. Airline Hwy. , La Place, LA - 70068

Housing Assistance Program Section 8

801 E 7th Ave, Oakdale, LA - 71463

Section 8 Rent Assistance Ruston Housing Authority

615 N Farmerville Street , Ruston, LA - 71270

Bossier Parish Section 8 Housing Program

3022 Old Minden Rd, Bossier City, LA - 71112

LCG Department of Community Development (DHCD) - LAFAYETTE

705 West University Avenue, Lafayette, LA - 70506

Community Development Department - JEFFERSON PARISH

1221 Elmwood Park Blvd. Suite 605 , New Orleans, LA - 70123