The following is a news release from the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury
April 4, 2011 – The Calcasieu Parish's Housing Department will begin offering financial assistance eligible to those who may be facing eviction and/or homeless. This service is part of the Homeless Prevention/Rapid Re-Housing Program. Many Calcasieu citizens may be eligible to receive assistance regarding utility deposits, security deposits, first month's rent and rental arrears. The program is funded by a $270,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) directly associated with Hurricane Recovery funds.
For consideration to participate in this program, applicants must provide:
- Proof of income
- Louisiana ID
- Social security number and birth certificate for every member that will be living in the household
Please note: Residents requesting assistance from this program cannot be participating in any other subsidized housing program. Once accepted, all participating residents will be required to attend a housing counseling rental workshop.
For more information on the program contact Tarek Polite at 337-721-3550.