Section 8 waiting list opened in Lake Charles - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Section 8 waiting list opened in Lake Charles

(Source: MGN Online) (Source: MGN Online)

The Lake Charles Housing Authority has announced that the Section 8 Waiting List will be opened from March 17-21.

Those who wish to apply must go to the Section 8 Office, located at 800 Bilbo St., Suite A in Lake Charles. They will be required to show a photo ID in order to receive a self-addressed envelope with an application. Applications will only be handed out from 8 a.m. to noon.

Applicants will be responsible for fully filling out their applications and mailing them back to the Section 8 Office within 10 days. Once applications are received and processed, the Housing Authority will send out appointment letters.

Those with appointments will be required to supply Social Security cards and birth certificates and pass a criminal background check.

"Our goal since 1940 has always been to provide decent, safe, sanitary and affordable housing to low income families in the city limits of Lake Charles," said the Housing Authority in a news release.

For more information, contact the Section 8 Office at 337-436-7628.

For Section 8 income limits, click HERE. For more information on Section 8, including whether disabled persons can apply, click HERE.

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