Public Hearing April 19 2022

St. Charles Parish
Housing Authority (SCPHA) Public Hearing
April 19, 2022, 6:00 pm
St. Charles Parish Courthouse
Dear Residents’ we are required by The Department of Housing and Urban Development to host the 2021 and 2022 PHA Annual Plan public hearings.
This is the last one before we proceed with our major reconstruction and renovation activities. The time has come!
Please attend and let your voice be heard.
Thank you
Leatrice Hollis

Public Hearing Notice

St. Charles Parish
Housing Authority (SCPHA) Public Hearing
April 14, 2022, 6:00 pm
St. Charles Parish Courthouse
Dear Residents’ we are required by The Department of Housing and Urban Development to host the 2021 and 2022 PHA Annual Plan public hearings.
This is the last one before we proceed with our major reconstruction and renovation activities. The time has come!
Please attend and let your voice be heard.
Thank you
Leatrice Hollis .

Special Board Meeting Notice

As Chairman of the Board of Commissioners, Housing Authority of St Charles Parish I am calling for a Special meeting of the Board of Commissioners for Wednesday February 16, 2022 at 6pm to discuss issues relating to staffing and to vote on resolutions as needed to address the staffing issues, hiring of consultants and related issues that are of urgent need to address the day to day operations of the authority.  This meeting will be open to the public and will be held at our office in Boutte.

Kind Regards,

 

Webb Jay 

SCP Housing Authority Board Chair

Phone: 504-915-2944
Email: wjay@scphousingauthority.com

Utility Allowances for 2021

 

Attention Tenants:

Please review the utility allowance schedules for 2021.

 

Low Rent Utility Allowance 2021

Section 8 Utility Allowance 2021

 

Should you have any questions about the 2021 Utility Allowance, please feel free to contact us.

St. Charles Parish Housing Authority

200 Boutte Drive, P.O. Box 448, Boutte, LA 70039

(985) 785-2601, Fax (985) 785-6238

email:info@scphousingauthority.com

Public Notice: COVID-19

Pay Rent Online


COVID-19 FAQs for the Public Housing, Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) (Including the Project-based Voucher Program (PBV)) and Native American Programs


 

Public Notice

SCPHA Implements Policy Changes Due to COVID-19 State of Emergency Policy Changes and Public Access Restrictions Effective Today, March 16th Boutte, LA (March 16, 2020) – In response to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) state of emergency and to reduce the spread of the virus, the St. Charles Parish Housing Authority (SCPHA) has implemented several emergency policies that will affect Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) and Public Housing program participants. The emergency policy changes are effective immediately and until further notice.

  • Access to SCPHA Administration and HCVP buildings is restricted. The office is closed to the general public until further notice. There will be a pick up box and a drop off box place in front of the office to submit or pick up documentation.
  • The agency will maintain contact with the general public via phone, email, website.
  • Informational signage is currently posted on the administrative buildings, indicating the various methods of contact currently available.

 Public Meetings

  • All public meetings including the SCPHA Board of Commissioners meeting scheduled for March 31, 2020 have been canceled.

HCV and Public Housing Annual Reexamination / HCV Voucher and Contract Issuance

  • In-person program compliance interviews have been canceled until further notice. The following methods of communication will be utilized to conduct pertinent HCV and Public Housing business:
  • SCPHA will mail or email HCV and Public Housing annual reexamination packets and conduct phone interviews when necessary. There will be a pick up box and a drop off box place in front of the office to submit or pick up documentation.
  • Participants should submit reexamination packets and other pertinent information directly to their individual Housing Counselor via drop box, email BHayes@scphousingauthority.com , fax 985, or mail to: St. Charles Parish Housing Authority P.O. Box 448, Boutte La 70037: Housing Choice Voucher Program/Housing Counselor (YPrevost@scphousingauthority.com). There will be a pick up box and a drop off box place in front of the office to submit or pick up documentation.

Evictions and Terminations

  • SCPHA has placed a 45-day moratorium on evictions and terminations and will re-evaluate this course of action at the end of the moratorium period. Please note that rent is still due.  You may pay online at www.scphousingauthority.com on drop off in the new installed drop box.

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.

Register today for the Ochsner Smoking Cessation Trust

Ochsner is pleased to kick off 2017 with the announcement of our Ochsner Smoking Cessation Clinic, a Department of Ochsner Medical Center! Our smoking cessation clinic will offer free or reduced pricing for patients for services to help them kick their smoking habit for good!

Ochsner is partnering with the Smoking Cessation Trust to offer free or reduced cost counseling and medications for anyone wanting to make a healthy lifestyle change. Smoking is the leading cause of preventable disease in the United States with 400,000 lives lost and more than 3 Billion dollars in health care cost and productivity losses in Louisiana alone.

Tell me more. What are the next steps to get started?

IMPORTANT NOTE: To be a part of the free or reduced program, you must have started smoking prior to 1988 and be a Louisiana resident. If you believe you or your spouse/domestic partner fit in this category follow these next steps:

Step 1: Contact 504-842-7490 or 1-844-371-5806 to speak to a Smoking Cessation Coordinator.

If you qualify for the free or reduced program, you’ll have access to cessation medications, individual/group counseling, telephone quit line support, a Quit Coach and more.

When will the clinic be opening?
The Ochsner Smoking Cessation Clinic is open.

Where will the clinic be located?
Clinics are located everywhere. Call 504-842-7490 or 1-844-371-5806 to find a clinic near you.

What exactly is the Smoking Cessation Trust?
In late 2011, the final judgment in a 14-year-old class action lawsuit (Scott v. American Tobacco Company) ordered certain tobacco companies to fund a 10-year statewide smoking cessation program. The new program will benefit more than 200,000 Louisiana smokers – members of the plaintiff class referred to as the Scott Class, which is defined in the judgment as all Louisiana residents who developed a smoking habit before September 1, 1988. In 2012, the court-established and court-supervised Smoking Cessation Trust (SCT) began work to set up the cessation program as planned, using funds provided by those tobacco companies. Any current Louisiana resident who was a smoker prior to September 1, 1988, and wants to stop smoking cigarettes can apply for Scott Class membership today by completing a one-page application for benefits for their card.

If you have more questions about becoming tobacco free at Ochsner, email tobaccofree@ochsner.org.

If you have more questions about how the Smoking Cessation Trust works, you can contact them directly through the resources on our exclusive Ochsner website for the Smoking Cessation Trust.

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