CDBG

Community Development Block Grant

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Housing program partners with nonprofit organizations to provide housing services to the residents of St. Tammany Parish.  For information on St. Tammany Parish housing programs, please click on links below. Another resource is the Community Resource List listed on the right.

The Mission of the CDBG and Housing program is to improve the lives of St. Tammany Parish residents through comprehensive housing efforts which address homeownership, homelessness, rehabilitation, and weatherization – one person, one family, one neighborhood at a time.

The Vision of the CDBG and Housing program is that everyone in St. Tammany Parish has an affordable, decent and safe place to live.

We operate with the Core Values of stewardship, fiscal responsibility and inclusiveness.

Homelessness
Housing and Homeless Assistance Program – Assist homeless families and individuals to become stably housed. Clients must be within CDBG income limits to qualify. Program has eligibility requirements and is subject to funding availability. Slidell:  985-646-2090
Covington: 985-893-3923

Emergency Solutions Grant – Provides rental assistance to stabilize and rapidly re-house families or individuals who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Program has eligibility requirements and is subject to funding availability.

Download the Emergency Solutions Grant Program Client Intake Form here.

Slidell:  985-646-2090
Covington: 985-893-3923

Supportive Housing Program – Provides housing and supportive services for families to become self-sufficient through education and financial assistance. Program has eligibility requirements and is subject to funding availability.

Download the Supportive Housing Intake/ Assessment Form here.

Slidell:  985-646-2090
Covington: 985-893-3923
Family Promise – Faith-based community committed to helping homeless families with children in need. 985-630-0223
Northlake Homeless Coalition – Directory of services for shelter, housing and resources that may be of assistance to persons experiencing homelessness. 985-415-2388
Home Ownership Resources
Habitat for Humanity St Tammany West – Homeownership Center helps local residents achieve and sustain homeownership, offering credit repair, pre purchase counseling, financial fitness classes and money management classes. 985-893-3179
Habitat for Humanity East St. Tammany - Helps income eligible families purchase a home with a no interest mortgage. 985-649-0067
Northshore Housing Initiative Community Land Trust - The community land trust in St. Tammany Parish. NHI helps moderate income buyers purchase a home by investing in the land. 985-246-7050
New Day Homeownership Center – Homeowner counseling and home repair grants to members of the community. Offering credit repair, pre-purchase counseling, financial fitness classes and money management classes. 985-288-5826
United States Dept. of Agriculture – The USDA offers two types of home loans for rural areas. The 502 Loan is for low-wealth families and the Guaranteed Loan is for families within the medium income range. 985-748-8751
Home Repair
Volunteers of America – Maintenance - Residential Rehabilitation Program. Home repairs, handicap accessibility and energy efficiency improvements. Income limits apply. 985-674-0488
Northshore Disaster Recovery – Residential Rehabilitation Program. Home repairs and handicap accessibility and energy efficiency improvements. Income limits apply. 985-781-7990
Louisiana Housing Corp. – Owner-occupied rehabilitation and/or reconstruction of homes damaged by Hurricane Katrina and/or Rita. Contact: Lutheran Social Services Disaster Response, Inc.
985-605-5777
Weatherization Assistance Program – Weatherization assistance to improve the energy efficiency of homes of low-income families. Income qualifications are set annually by federal government. Priority is given to households with members who are:
  • Elderly
  • Disabled
  • Have children under the age of 5
WAP Application (.pdf)
Slidell-985-646-2090
Cov.-985-893-3923
World Changers - A program that provides Southern Baptist youth an opportunity to help repair the homes of low-wealth families. 1-800-254-2022
Section 8
The Covington Housing Authority 985-898-0345
Slidell Housing Authority – Housing Choice Voucher (formerly Section 8) 985-690-7370
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