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14 Ways to Get Free Louisiana Rent Relief

14 Ways to Get Free Louisiana Rent Relief

If you’re struggling to pay rent, there are many rental assistance programs available in Louisiana. We’ve looked through resource directories to find you the rent relief you need and organized it all right here in one place.

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Statewide Louisiana Rent Relief

There are a handful of Louisiana rent relief programs that serve the entire state. Check out this list of statewide rent relief programs, and don’t forget to keep reading to find even more help.

Community Action Agencies

There are many Community Action Agencies across the state of Louisiana that may offer rental assistance programs for eligible residents. Many of these agencies will offer assistance through the state’s ERAP program during the pandemic, but they often offer their own independent rent payment assistance programs as well.

Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF)

SSVF has several agencies throughout Louisiana that may be able to help with rent payment assistance. This program helps eligible low-income veterans and their families maintain stable permanent housing.

The Salvation Army

Many chapters of The Salvation Army offer assistance with rent payments and utilities. Typically, you will need to reside in a specific parish, city, or zip code in order to receive assistance. You can find your local chapter here.

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Acadiana CARES

The Housing Opportunities for People with AIDS (HOPWA) program offers both short-term and long-term rental assistance for people living with HIV. You must be a Louisiana resident and current client of Acadiana CARES, along with meeting certain income requirements.

Easterseals Louisiana

Easterseals Louisiana offers a variety of case management and rental assistance programs for individuals with mental health conditions. For some of these programs, you may need to live in a specific parish, city, or zip code.

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Nationwide Rental Assistance Programs

There are many rent relief programs offered across the United States. For more rental assistance, check out this list of nationwide programs.

Local Louisiana Rent Relief

Louisiana has local rent relief programs across the state as well. For these programs, you typically have to live within a specific parish, city, or zip code. We’ve listed these programs alphabetically by parish for your convenience.

Acadia Parish

Christian Care & Share Center of Ville Platte

Residents of Evangeline, Basile, Chataignier, and Ville Platte may be eligible for emergency rent and utility assistance through Christian Care & Share Center of Ville Platte. This program serves low-income individuals of all ages based on meeting federal poverty guidelines.

Crowley Christian Care Center

Low income families and individuals living in Crowley may receive help with rent and utility payments through the Crowley Christian Care Financial Assistance Program.

Evangeline Parish

Christian Care & Share Center of Ville Platte

Residents of Evangeline, Basile, Chataignier, and Ville Platte may be eligible for emergency rent and utility assistance through Christian Care & Share Center of Ville Platte. This program serves low-income individuals of all ages based on federal poverty guidelines.

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Iberia Parish

Disch-DeClouet Social Service Center

The Disch-Declouet Social Service Center serves residents of Iberia parish by offering immediate assistance with basic needs. This includes rent and utility payment assistance along with a variety of other services.

Solomon House

Residents of Iberia parish may be able to get help paying for rent and utilities through the Solomon House Outreach Assistance Program. These services are provided on a limited emergency basis.

Saint Mary Parish

Emergency Aid Center

Low income families residing in western Saint Mary Parish may be able to receive assistance with rent and utility payments through Emergency Aid Center.

Terrebonne Parish

Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government

The Emergency Rent, Hotel, and Mortgage Assistance Program is offered by Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government. This program offers assistance with rent payment to eligible low income families.

Vermillion Parish

Christian Service Center of Abbeville

The Christian Service Center of Abbeville is run by St. Mary Magdalen Church and offers rent and utility assistance for families in a financial crisis. You must be a resident of Vermillion parish in order to be eligible.

James

Monday 10th of April 2023

My mother died in October and my father has aphasia so I moved to take care of him . My wife is disabled and I have a 13 year old son . My father is 88 veteran and my mother fell behind on all of the bills. After paying for her funeral and moving I am broke and I can't work my dad requires all day care and my parents house is in forcloser and the lights are going to be off by end of the week and I need help I don't know what to do.

Catherine Marucci

Wednesday 12th of April 2023

Hi James. That's a lot to go through! Here is info on getting help with bills: https://lowincomerelief.com/help/ The Area Agency on Aging may be able to help with respite care: https://lowincomerelief.com/area-agency-on-aging/