Housing Authority of Ruston
615 N Farmerville Street
Ruston, Lincoln Parish, LA

318-255-3644

Public Housing Waiting List Status : Open

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Housing Authority of Ruston Public Housing Waiting Lists. This is what we know as of our most recent update September 11th, 2015.

The Housing Authority of Ruston (HAR) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applicaitons for families and senior/disabled households.


The HAR offers one Public Housing community with 298 units for families and senior/disabled households, ranging in size from studios to 4 bedrooms.

There are two ways to apply:
  1. Visit the HAR to pick up a pre-application, located at 615 N Farmerville St., Ruston, LA 71270, from 8:00 am until 3:30 pm CT, Monday-Friday.
  2. Visit the HAR to submit a pre-application in person at the address listed above, from 8:30 am until 11:00 am; and 1:30 pm until 3:00 pm, Monday-Friday.
Once the pre application has been completed, it can be dropped off to the address listed above, from 8:30 am until 11:00 am; and 1:30 pm until 3:00 pm, Monday-Friday.

Be sure to bring these documents with you when applying: Social Security Cards and birth certificates for all household members, photo IDs for all adult household members, and proof of all income.

The HAR does have a preference for: Employed, elderly, or disabled.

For more information, call the HAR office at (318) 255-3644 from 8:00 am until 3:30 pm, Monday-Friday.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Housing Authority of Ruston administers a public housing program. The housing authority owns and manages 1 projects which contain 298 affordable rental units.

According to HUD, Housing Authority of Ruston is determined to be a Medium Low public housing authority, meaning it manages between 250 - 499 public housing units.

Housing Authority of Ruston 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)

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 Ruston.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2010 6/14/10 Plan
2008 6/18/08 Plan
2007 6/11/07 Plan
2006 10/31/06 Plan
2005 6/23/05 Plan
2004 7/21/04 Plan
2003 6/13/03 Plan
2002 6/4/02 Plan
2001 5/21/01 Plan
2000 8/1/00 Plan