Lake Charles Housing Authority

Waiting Lists

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Open: Lake Charles Housing Authority Public Housing

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

As of September 2015, the Housing Authority of Lake Charles (HALC) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list applications.

The HALC offers three Public Housing communities with 833 units for families and senior/disabled households, ranging in size from studios to 4 bedrooms.

To apply, visit the HALC to pick up a pre-application, located at 1903 Augusta St., Lake Charles, LA 70601, from 8:00 am until 11:00 am CT; and 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm, Monday-Friday.

Once the pre-application has been completed, it must be hand delivered to the address listed above, from 8:00 am until 11:00 am CT; and 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm, Monday-Friday.

Be sure to include these documents with the pre-application: Social Security Cards and birth certificates for everyone in the household, and photo IDs for all adult household members.

The HALC does not have a preference.

Qualified applicants will be placed by the date and time the pre-application is received.

For more information, call the HALC office at (337) 436-0640 from 8:00 am until 4:30 pm, Monday-Friday.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via 3374394189.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 07/11/2017.

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Closed: Lake Charles, Louisiana Section 8 HCV

The Lake Charles Housing Authority (LCHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for five days in July 2017; and before that in March 2014. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Lake Charles, LA is about 130 miles west of Baton Rouge, LA.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to pick up an application at the LCHA office.

Once the application has been completed, it must have been placed in the self-addressed envelope and mailed.

This waiting list had the following preferences: Working, elderly, disabled.

Applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application was received, by order of preferences.

The LCHA estimates it will take about 3-4 weeks to process applications.

In 2014, more than 1,500 people applied.

For more information, call the LCHA office at (337) 439-4189.

Last Updated on 07/28/2017.

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About Lake Charles Housing Authority

800 Bilbo Street, Lake Charles, LA (337) 439-4189

Lake Charles Housing Authority provides affordable housing for up to 2,795 low and moderate income households through its Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) and Public Housing programs..

Housing Authority Jurisdiction

Low-income housing managed by Lake Charles Housing Authority is located in Lake Charles, LA.

Households with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher managed by this housing authority must rent within its jurisdiction.