Residents who are struggling with paying their rent or who have received an eviction notice can look into several St. Tammany area rental assistance programs. There are several government organizations, non-profit agencies and charities that focus on helping the less fortunate, families with children, seniors, and others. Programs are targeted at low income, the unemployed and people who are struggling. Many of the housing and rent assistance programs may even be able to help people find a new more affordable home or apartment to move into in the St. Tammany Parish area. Also look into these resources in order to get help with paying security deposits and even first month rent.
The leading non-profit organizations and other agencies to call for referrals or assistance are below. Most locations in the parish do have limited funding available. Many will also have a waiting list, especially for section 8 vouchers. Since funding and resources are so limited, St. Tammany Parish individuals or families who are applying for help will usually need to have an eviction notice. Sometimes people faced with a medical condition or some other emergency that was caused from circumstances out of their control may qualify.
Caring Center of Slidell is a homeless shelter for single parent families, homeless women and children. However people who stay there may also be able to receive case management and other emergency assistance, including information on permanent housing opportunities. 1020 Stadium Dr., Slidell, Louisiana 70460. Phone 985-646-1368.
Catholic Charities can offer qualified lower income families and individuals a number of financial assistance programs and social services. Cash assistance may be available for rent, utilities, and other housing costs. They also run a community home at the location. 62269 Airport Road, Slidell, Louisiana 70460. Telephone number is 985-641-4914.
The Emergency Shelter Program, also run by Catholic Charities, is offered in the wider community to provide comprehensive services and assistance to help move individuals/families from homelessness to self sufficiency. Among other resources from the program, it offers emergency shelter to permanent housing. Another partner organization is Hispanic Apostolate Catholic Charities. This group can address emergency needs, including housing. Much more is available for the low income and working poor in Louisiana as well.
Community Based Residential Homes can provide assistance in daily living skills and help people gain the skills to live on their own. Slidell based agency. 985-641-4976
Covington Housing Authority runs the section 8 voucher program for St. Tammany Parish. Vouchers can be issued that can help pay a portion of your rent. Address is 303 W 33 Street, Covington, Louisiana 70433. Call 985-898-0345
Rouquette Lodge offers help to seniors in the form of housing and affordable apartments. The non-profit also works closely with Catholic Charities. 4300 Highway 22, Mandeville, Louisiana, call 985-626-5217.
Safe Harbor of Covington (call 985-871-9942) offer assistance and shelter for victims of domestic violence. Also get information on legal support, rent programs, and more in an effort to get resettled.
Travelers Aid Society of GNO may be able to assist individuals on the verge of eviction/homelessness. The Crisis-Intervention/Case Management Program they run may also be able to assist people who are currently homeless. Look into emergency financial and rent assistance. The agency may also have basic needs support services. Clients of the program may also receive vouchers for shelter, housing and energy assistance, a place to store their belongings, and more. The parish Travelers Aid also provides day shelter respite services for the homeless. To learn more call (504) 586-0010
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