Important Information: Housing Grant Program for Homeowners

St. Charles Parish Department of Community Services will be accepting preliminary applications for the Owner-Occupied Housing Rehabilitation through the USDA Housing Preservation Grant (HPG) Program beginning January 10, through February 28, 2019 at their office at 14564 River Road New Sarpy, LA. 70078.

To pre-qualify for the USDA Housing Preservation Grant (HPG), residents of St. Charles Parish must meet the following requirements:

  • Own and live in the home as their primary residence
  • Meet very low-income requirements as established by USDA guidelines
  • Have hazard insurance (fire and extended coverage)
  • Have flood insurance if property is located in a designated flood zone

Qualified applicants will be selected on a first come, first serve basis. St. Charles Parish is an equal opportunity provider and does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. LIMITED FUNDING AVAILABLE

St. Charles Parish may also be reached through the LA Relay Communications System at the following numbers:

  • Information: 1-800-333-0605
  • TDD/TTY: 800-846-5277
  • Voice: 800-947-5277
  • ASCII: 888-550-5277
  • Speech-to-Speech: 888-272-5530
  • Spanish-to-Spanish: 800-737-1813

This service is free of charge.

Councilwoman Bellock appointed to Housing Authority Board

There has been a change on the SCPHA Board! After assisting SCPHA through a tough period and providing needed expertise in the areas of housing and finance, our Ex-Officio Commissioner Julia Fisher-Perrier stepped down Jan. 9, 2018 to pursue other activities. She is still available to provide expertise in her friendly, but firm manner and remains a valued Councilperson on the St. Charles Parish Council. She was instrumental in providing much appreciated guidance through some of SCPHA’s toughest decisions and will be missed.

In our attempt to keep pace with the changes needed, Commissioner Fisher-Perrier has been replaced by St. Charles Parish Councilperson Marilyn Bellock, District V, as the new Ex-Officio Commissioner on the Board. In the upcoming week, we will present much more about our newest Board Member. We thank her for accepting the changes and look forward to working with her on behalf of the St. Charles citizens.

Holiday safety notice

We wish you the very best in the New Year and, most of all, a safe New Year.

Please take care in the disposal of Christmas trees and the use of additional heat sources. Fires are major threats to our welfare and happiness each season, but we caution even more care in this unusually cold season.

Also, equally important is how we handle fireworks as we celebrate. Although legal in our Parish, we ask that they be used away from structures in open areas and handled in the safest manner possible. Our wellness and the safety of our neighborhoods depend on it.

We hope you have a joyous, peaceful, and successful New Year.

SCPHA Management

Application process instructions

Process for Persons interested in applying for Low-Income (Public Housing)

  1. Download the application or come into the Administrative Office and pick one up.
  2. Completed applications must be personally brought to the Administrative Office by the Applicant.
  3. Applicants must be able to provide picture identification when placing applications in the process.
  4. The application will be time stamped, reviewed and placed into the system.
  5. If all is correct, the applicant’s name will be placed on the Waiting List.
  6. Applicants will be notified by mailed at the address on the Application when their names are seriously considered for placement.
  7. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the information on the application is current. All changes must be made in writing at the Administrative Office..

 

Process for Persons Interested in Applying for Housing Choice Voucher Program or Section 8

The waiting list for this program is closed now. It is not expected to be open before 2019, and the specific dates will be posted, advertised and placed on the website.

Fair Housing Notice

Fair Housing. It’s Right. It’s Fair. It’s for Everyone!

It’s Not an Option. It’s the LAW

Equal Housing Opportunity

Discrimination Complaint Hotline: 1-800-669-9777