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

337-942-5693

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, as of the last set of publicly available data, 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)

Housing Authority Annual and 5 Year Plans

Public housing agencies, also called public housing authorities, which receive funding from HUD, are required to submit and receive approval from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development of both an Annual Plan and a 5 Year Plan. These plans establish each housing authority’s policies, strategies, programs and operations for meeting the housing needs of persons within their target area.

The housing authority plans include specific details about the cost of renovations to real estate (also known as capital improvements), changes to Section 8 HCV policies, planned redevelopment of public housing projects and other major administrative changes.

Following are the HUD-approved public housing agency plans for Housing Authority of City of Opelousas.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2012 4/23/12 Plan
2011 5/26/11 Plan
2010 5/20/10 Plan
2009 10/21/09 Plan
2008 9/25/08 Plan
2007 7/25/07 Plan
2006 10/27/06 Plan
2005 7/18/05 Plan
2004 5/7/04 Plan
2003 6/24/03 Plan
2002 6/12/02 Plan
2001 5/24/01 Plan
2000 6/15/00 Plan