Housing Authority of Lake Charles
800 Bilbo Street Lake Charles, LA 70601

337-439-4189

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Housing Authority of Lake Charles administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 3 projects which contain 833 affordable rental units. It also administers 2,056 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Housing Authority of Lake Charles is determined to be a Medium High public housing authority, meaning it manages between 500 - 1,249 public housing units. Also according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the housing authority is designated as Large, meaning it administers 1,250 - 9,999 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Housing Authority of Lake Charles between Public Housing Units (29%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (71%) to that of all housing authorities in LA, Housing Authority of Lake Charles has a larger proportion of public housing units than the average housing authority. The housing authority’s proportion of Section 8 vouchers under management is larger than the average housing authority in LA.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (hud.gov, 2014)

Latest Public Housing Inspection Scores What are REAC Scores?

Every public housing project is inspected every one to three years by HUD.

Housing Authority of Lake Charles manages 3 rental properties which have an average inspection score of 63. The scores for properties managed by Housing Authority of Lake Charles range from a high of 67 to a low of 59.

The highest scoring property in the Housing Authority of Lake Charles portfolio is Lloyd Oaks and the lowest scoring property is Booker T Washington Cts.

To be a passing score a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. 67% of properties managed by Housing Authority of Lake Charles have a passing score.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (data.gov, 2014)

Waiting List Status:


The Section 8 and Public Housing programs administered by this housing authority are often over subscribed requiring the use of a waiting list. The waiting list would typically only open for brief periods. To find out of the waiting list is open or when it may open, please contact the housing authority directly.

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3

Public Housing Projects

833

Public Housing Units

2,056

Section 8 Vouchers

Medium High (500 - 1,249)

Public Housing Size

Large (1,250 - 9,999)

Section 8 Size

Combined

Program Type

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