CHOICE PROGRAM (SECTION 8)
Monroe Housing Authority has two rental assistance programs
that were created under Section 8 of the 1974 federal Housing
and Community Development Act. Under these programs, the MHA
provides subsidies to local landlords on behalf of low-income
families and individuals living in privately owned housing in
the City of Monroe.
Housing Choice Voucher Program is the most popular with tenants
because they can utilize them to find their own residence and
live in the neighborhood of their choice. Many take advantage
of the programs' portability to transfer to other parts of the
program assists eligible families find safe, decent, and affordable
housing. The housing authority makes housing payments directly
to the landlords. The housing authority is responsible for collecting
income verifications and calculating the tenant's portion of
the subsidy. The family may pay 30% to 40% of their household
income for rent.
program is based on Federal Income Guidelines.
Program:The Family Self-Sufficiency Program (FSS) is designed
to help Section 8 residents become independent and self-supporting.
Through partnerships with local agencies the program assists
participants in reaching their goals including obtaining a GED,
college degree or vocational and technical training. Participants
have access to child care assistance, transportation, courses
in money management, and career counseling.
you accepting Section 8 applications? Applications are only
taken at certain times. A notice will run in the local newspaper.
Some individuals may qualify for special assistance. Inquire
in person any time Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Proper
verification is required.
do I apply? Apply in person at 210 Harrison Street, Monroe,
LA 71201, (318) 388-1500
will I know if my application has been approved? You will
receive a letter of eligibility or ineligibility within ten
working days after you apply.
I have to be a U.S. citizen to qualify? Yes, and No. You
must be a U.S. Citizen, U.S. National, or Non-citizen that has
eligible immigration status.
is the income limit for this program? Income limits are
based on Federal guidelines.
you offer emergency housing? No. Everyone must go on the
is the age limit of eligibility? You must be 18 years of
age or older to apply.
you have to have children to apply? No.
are these houses located? Within the city limits of Monroe,
more information contact:
Monroe Housing Authority
Voucher Choice (Section 8)
210 Harrison Street
Monroe, LA 71201