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Housing Trust Fund

About the Program

The LHC offers the National Housing Trust Fund (NHTF), a new federal affordable housing production program that will complement existing federal, state, and local efforts to increase and preserve the supply of decent, safe, and sanitary affordable housing for extremely low and very low-income households, including homeless families and individuals.

Program Overview

The LHC, through the Louisiana Housing Authority, offers project-based rental assistance through project-based vouchers and section 811 Project Rental Assistance Demonstration Program funds available to complement Louisiana’s National Housing Trust Fund allocation.

Louisiana’s Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) Program is a formal partnership between the LHC and the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH). LHC and LDH have worked together since 2005 to provide permanent integrated affordable rental housing for people with disabilities receiving assistance under Title XIX of the Social Security Act or other individuals with disabilities receiving long-term services and supports in the community.

The PSH program has been successful in preventing and ending homelessness and preventing and addressing the institutionalization of people with disabilities. This program is available statewide to extremely low-income disabled housing eligible for community-based, long-term services as provided through Medicaid waivers, Medicaid state plan options, state funded services or other appropriate services.

Additional Information

The NHTF regulations are modeled on the HOME Program, but there are several key differences. Most importantly, NHTF has deeper income targeting, lower rent requirements, and a longer minimum affordability period.

The Louisiana Housing Corporation (LHC) has been designated as the State Designated Entity (SDE) for purposes of administering the State's National Housing Trust Fund Program.


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