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Rental and housing assistance in Caddo and Bossier Parish.

Find information on several agencies in the Shreveport area that provide help with rent to income qualified tenants. Charities, churches and government agencies may also have funds for paying security deposits, coordinate legal counseling, and provide other housing services in the Caddo as well as Bossier Parrish region, including section 8 rental housing choice vouchers.

Any long term or emergency rental assistance is limited. It is generally for a crisis only, and the family needs to have a plan in place to obtain stability. Funds may also be issued in one of various different forms. There may be loans paid out, an agency may issue a offer grant, offer security deposit guarantees, or vouchers may be used. Residents seeking rent help include single moms, the unemployed, senior citizens, and disabled among others.

In addition to provide funds in Shreveport or parishes including Caddo, the agencies offer other housing support. Those solutions may be free legal aid or motel or hotel vouchers. Or a non-profit may provide homeless prevention and rapid rehousing services to a family that needs a place to live. When struggling to pay rent or any housing related bills, call an agency below.

VOANLA - SSVF
360 Jordan Street
Shreveport, Louisiana 71101
Main phone: (318) 221-5000 or (318) 221-2669
Only veterans can get rental assistance or apply for housing programs. The HUD backed program offers rapid rehousing, financial aid for paying security or utility deposits, free motel vouchers, stabilization, and more. The goal is to help veterans in Caddo parish keep up with the rent and avoid homelessness.

The Simple Church
Main address: 601 Benton Road
Bossier City, Louisiana 71111
Phone number is (318) 752-2320
They only support members of the immediate parish that have no other options available. Shelter, a few dollars for rent or bills, and referrals may be given.

 

 

 

Federal Government Homeless Prevention and Rapid Rehousing
The goal is to provide either funds as well as case management to the homeless or tenants facing eviction. Emergency rental assistance can be available to stop an eviction. There are also transitional housing programs in Caddo and Bossier Parish, money for security deposits, loans, and funds to cover lease application fees. More on Shreveport homeless prevention programs.

First United Methodist Church  - Helping Hands
Location - 201 John Wesley Boulevard
Bossier City, LA 71112
Main phone: (318) 742-3823

Bossier Office of Community Services, Inc.
700 Benton Road
Bossier City, Louisiana 71111
Telephone number: (318) 747-1045

HUD vouchers - Section 8
They administer the section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. It is an income based, rent assistance program. There are home buying resources, guidance and even emergency section 8. There are also low income apartments as well as public housing facilities.

  • The Housing Authority of the City of Shreveport, 2500 Line Avenue, Shreveport, Louisiana 71104. Phone: 318.698-3600.
  • Housing Authority of Bossier City is at 805 E 1st St, Bossier City, LA 71111. Telephone - (318) 549-1556

St. Vincent DePaul
Call (318) 865-7807
Various churches make up this charity. There may be furniture for new apartments, emergency rental assistance, free household supplies, and loan programs.

 

 

 

 

Hope Connections
Main address is 2350 Levy St
Shreveport, Louisiana 71103
Telephone number is (318) 670-4591
Referrals are offered. Case workers help families apply for emergency rental assistance. There may be help with storage or moving costs, hotel vouchers and resources for the disabled as well as elderly.

Galilee Baptist Church
1500 Pierre Avenue
Shreveport, Louisiana 71103
For information, call (318) 221-2629
Call for availability of funding. Some limited rent help may be offered if/when resources allow.

AIDS Program at Philadelphia Center
2020 Centenary Boulevard
Shreveport, LA 71104
(318) 222-6633
People impacted by HIV or AIDs can get help. There is legal aid, food, shelter, and transitional housing programs to name but a few. Some Bossier and Caddo parish families may also apply for government grants for paying rent.

North Pointe United Methodist Church
Address is 6675 North Market Street
Shreveport, Louisiana 71107
(318) 929-2307
Rent or energy help is available on a very limited basis.

Legal Services of North Louisiana, Inc.
Address: 720 Travis St
Shreveport, LA 71101
Phone: (318) 222-7186
Free legal aid can be used to contest evictions. Lawyers can represent in housing court in Caddo and Bossier Parish.

Faith Methodist Outreach Program
6806 Southern Avenue
Shreveport, Louisiana 71106
Phone: (318) 865-8840

Christian Services
1244 Sprague Street
Shreveport, Louisiana 71101
(318) 221-4857
Assistance programs include shelters for the homeless, food, rent or deposit help (limited) and more.

Catholic Charities Disaster Response
331 E. 71st Street
Shreveport, Louisiana 71106
For intake, dial (318) 865-0200
A regional group of churches. In addition to rent assistance and financial help, there is counseling, gas vouchers, and other aid for the poor, seniors, or vulnerable.

 

 

 

 

Caddo Community Action Agency
1729 Ford Street
Shreveport, LA 71101
Main phone number is (318) 222-2436
The leading non-profit assists the working poor. Most of the rent assistance programs are available in the form of referrals. They also offer emergency relief, job placement, educational resources to tenants, and more. Grants and/or loans are used for the rent or housing programs.
Another location is at 1625 David Raines Road, Shreveport, Louisiana 71107, dial (318) 425-2401. Or find more details on Caddo community action agency grant programs.

Cornerstone Assistance Foundation, Inc
Address - 71 Colony Bnd
Shreveport, LA 71115
They only assist the elderly. Call 318-798-7913
Everything from subsidized housing for the elderly to transportation, applications to charitable grant programs for rent or moving costs and other financial aid.

 

By Jon McNamara

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