Housing Authority of City of Opelousas
906 E Laurent Street
Opelousas, Saint Landry County, LA

337-942-5693

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Public Housing Projects

690

Public Housing Units

Medium High (500 - 1,249)

Public Housing Size

No units

Section 8 Size

Low-Rent

Program Type

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Housing Authority of City of Opelousas
906 E Laurent Street
Opelousas, Saint Landry County, LA

337-942-5693

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Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Housing Authority of City of Opelousas administers a public housing program. The housing authority owns and manages 3 projects which contain 690 affordable rental units.

According to HUD, Housing Authority of City of Opelousas is determined to be a Medium High public housing authority, meaning it manages between 500 - 1,249 public housing units.

Housing Authority of City of Opelousas is among the 38% of Louisiana housing authorities that only offer public housing. Section 8 assistance in its target area is administered by another nearby housing authority.

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 City of Opelousas manages 2 rental properties which have an average inspection score of 73. The scores for properties managed by Housing Authority of City of Opelousas range from a high of 77 to a low of 68.

The highest scoring property in the Housing Authority of City of Opelousas portfolio is Jim Bowie Plaza and the lowest scoring property is Solete Plaza.

To be a passing score a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. 100% of properties managed by Housing Authority of City of Opelousas have a passing score.

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

Total Tenant Payment Percentages What is Total Tenant Payment?

Tenants in public housing pay rent based on their income. Generally, the Total Tenant Payment (TTP) is 30% of the tenant’s adjusted income. Housing Authority of City of Opelousas owns and manages 690 public housing units in 3 properties.

The Average Total Tenant Payment for Housing Authority of City of Opelousas is $259.00 compared to the state average of $334.00.

The Average Total Tenant Payment for the state of Louisiana ranges from a low of $175.00 to a high of $529.00.

Source Resident Characteristics Report (hud.gov, 2013)