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Registration for Head Start is Now Open.  Children must be 3 years old on or before September 30.  Head Start actively recruits children with disabilities.  Head Start provides inclusive learning environment.  Ten percent of enrollment will be made available to children with disabilities.

Registraton Requirements:  Birth Certificate, Social Security Card, Updated Immunization Record, Proof of Family Income (W2 or TANF Printout), Medical Card or Insurance Card.

Yogi Bear Head Start is located at 318 Wren Street, Morgan City, LA.  For more information call Michelle Dugas, Family Services Department at (337) 828-5703, St. Mary Community Action Agency is an Equal Opportunity Agency.

WE WILL BE ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR PUBLIC HOUSING  AUGUST 26 & 27, 2014 FROM 8:00 - 11:00 a.m. AND 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.   YOU MUST BRING BIRTH CERTIFICATES, SOCIAL SECURITY CARDS FOR ALL MEMBERS OF HOUSEHOLD;  PROOF OF INCOME AND PICTURE IDENTIFICATION IS ALSO REQUIRED.

 

SECTION 8:  If you have received a letter that you have been  determined eligible for participation in MCHA Section 8 Assistance Program, an application briefing is scheduled for Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. This meeting will be held at the MCHA office at 336 Wren Street in Brownell Homes.  At the conclusion of this briefing, you will be issued a voucher at which time you may begin your search for housing.  If you are unable to attend the briefing, please notify MCHA by calling (985)384-5118, ext 2 by Tuesday, August 5, 2014.  Your name will then be returned to the waiting list & you will notified of the next scheduled briefing.  If you miss a second scheduled briefing, you will be considered ineligible for Section 8 Housing Assistance and your name will be removed from the waiting list.  The meeting will begin PROMPTLY at 10:30 a.m.   Once the meeting begins, you will NOT be allowed to enter the briefing.

 

 

PLEASE NOTE:  The MCHA will hold a Public Hearing on June 19, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. at the MLK Center in Brownell Homes regarding the required establishment of flat rent rates at no less than 80% of Fair Market Rent recently signed in to law.


In an effort to comply with HUD recommendation in regards to incresing the flat rents and late charges the MCHA will follow the attached guidelines.

Beginning June 1, 2012 each bedroom size flat rent will be increased by 25% of the highest previous flat rent

1 bedroom flat rent was $215.00 increasing to $269.00
2 bedroom flat rent was $256.00 increasing to $320.00
3 bedroom flat rent was $306.00 increasing to $383.00
4 bedroom flat rent was $336.00 increasing to $420.00

Late fee: If the tenant fails to make payment by the 5th of the month, a late of $20.00 will be charged. After the 10th of the month, a late fee of $40.00 will be charged.

These changes were mandated by Resolution #2012-148.00

The Morgan City Housing Authority is the largest public housing authority in St. Mary Parish. As such, the MCHA houses approximately 3 percent of the city's residents through its programs.

public_housing_webpage_artIn addition to providing conventional public housing, the MCHA also provides affordable housing through the administration of several rental assistance programs. These programs include the federal Section 8 Voucher Program, as well as the state funded  Rental Voucher Program that is overseen by the Department of Housing and Community Development.

The MCHA's state and federal portfolio and rental assistance programs in Louisiana. To learn about the application process, click here.

The Morgan City Housing Authority is placing STOVE TOP FIRE STOP devices in its units. These safety devices are being placed in the range hood top. The STOVE TOP FIRE STOP will ignite when the fire reaches the device. The MCHA Maintenance Staff will check to make sure the devices are in the proper location upon entering the units for work orders and inspections. If a resident removes the device they will be FINED. If you have any questions about the STOVE TOP FIRE STOP device please feel free to call the Morgan City HOusing Authority office.

Public Housing Benefits

A resident's rent in the public housing program is subsidized by the federal government. Applicants to the public housing program must be income eligible and residents must adhere to program rules.

Mission Statement

equalhousingTo promote adequate and affordable housing, economic opportunity and a suitable living environment free from discrimination.

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