Lafayette, LA
Rental Assistance

When you need money to pay your rent, utility bills or get through a difficult time, there are 44 utility payment and rental assistance programs in the Lafayette, Louisiana area.

United Christian Outreach

2 Miles Away

422 Carmel Dr.
Lafayette, LA 70501
(337) 234-0162

keywords: Medication Assistance Utility Assistance food pantry Food Assistance

UCO provides clothing, partial utility payment assistance, food, prescription expense assistance to qualifying individuals. All workers are volunteers; no paid staff workers. Funding is from individual contributions and church donations.

M-W & F, 10A-1:30P

Clients must have city of Lafayette address to be eligible. Church referrals from a member church are required for financial assistance. 232-HELP/LA 211 referral required for food assistance.

Documents To Bring:
Church referral needed for financial assistance, which can only be received once every 3 years. 232-HELP/LA 211 must provide a food referral in order foo client to receive food. Client must show proof of identity (ID and SS card), low-income, residence, utility bill (for utility assistance), prescription costs (for prescription assitance).

If the brain were so simple we could understand it, we would be so simple we couldn't.
-- Lyall Watson

St. Vincent de Paul Society/St. Edmond

2 Miles Away

4131 W. Congress
Lafayette, LA 70506
(337) 981-0874

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The St. Vincent DePaul provides emergency assistance with utilities.

Keywords: Utility Assistance

M & W, 8A-12P & 1P-5P

First preference given to parishioners; then those residing in the geographic area of St. Edmond, specifically the 70506 zip code.

Documents To Bring:
Application required on site by director; interview, proof of residence and identification, and church referral

They who are all things to their neighbors cease to be anything to themselves.
-- Norman Douglas

S.M.I.L.E. Community Action Agency, Inc.

2 Miles Away

501 St. John Street
Lafayette, LA 70502
(337) 234-3272

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Non-profit community agency that assists low-income clients We assist with Job Counseling, On-Job-Training, Job Readiness, Fraud & Scam Prevention Education, Consumer Education, Infant / Toddler Head Start / Early Start, Parenting Skills, Computer / Technology Skills, Budget Counseling, LIHEAP Support, Housing Counseling and Landlord / Tenant Advocacy, Housing Services, Emergency Medication, Rent / Mortgage Assistance, Food and Cash Assistance, Information and Referral, Transportation Components, Volunteer Recruitment, and Health Screenings and Immunizations.


Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm.

Please call for information regarding eligibility requirements.

Documents To Bring:
Please call for information regarding intake process.

I learned that it is the weak who are cruel, and that gentleness is to be expected only from the strong.
-- Leo Rosten

Salvation Army (The)-Lafayette

2 Miles Away

212 Sixth Street
Lafayette, LA 70501
(337) 235-2407

The Salvation Army is a benevolent interdenominational religious organization which provides a variety of services within the community.This shelter is for men only 21 years of age and older although any is welcome to.Children under the age of 18 accompanied by an adult.

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Monday - Friday; Closed for lunch: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Call the number listed.

Documents To Bring:
Come into facilities.

Whatever befalls the earth befalls the son of the earth. Man did not weave the web of life; he is merely a strand of it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself.
-- Chief Seattle

Msgr. Sigur Center

2 Miles Away

401 St. John
Lafayette, LA 70501
(337) 233-7788

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The Msgr. Sigur Service Center offers emergency aid, to individuals experiencing unexpected or unusual expenses, by paying rent, mortgage assistance, and utilities.

There MUST be a proven unexpected emergency causing a financial hardship on families and individuals Proof must be provided ie: emergency doctor or medicine bills, unexpected repairs to automobiles or major household appliances, etc.

No screenings by telephone; applicant must go to the 401 St. John Street location.

SHARE THE LIGHT ASSISTANCE: City of Lafayette Utilities and LUS Customers Only.
-Interviews are conducted by appointment only;

RENTAL ASSISTANCE: For people who reside in the City Limits of Lafayette and inside Lafayette Parish
-Interviews are conducted by appointment
-Written notice from landlord and amount of monthly rent required.

MORTGAGE ASSISTANCE: For people who reside in the City Limits of Lafayette and inside Lafayette Parish.
-Interviews are conducted by appointment,only.

LIGHTS ON ASSISTANCE: Slemco Customers Only.
-Interviews are conducted by appointment.

FUNERAL EXPENSES: Can sometimes assist with funeral expenses, if budget allows Assistance can be up to $200.

The Center also administers seasonal programs such as Toys for Tots, Coats for Kids and Adopt a Family (Christmas Basket Program).

Provides Prescription Drug Benefits Screening for Lafayette Community Pharmacy.

M-F; 8:30A - Noon; 1P - 3:30P Rental Assistance - First Come First Serve Basis

Dependent upon program: Citizens residing inside Lafayette Parish and/or SLEMCO customers.

Rental Assistance for Lafayette Parish ONLY
Utility Assistance all parishes with service area.

Documents To Bring:
Aid is ONLY provided through Application Process; No Telephone Screening.

Needed: WRITTEN documentation of crisis/unexpected or unusual expense;
Picture ID; proof of income & expenses; current utility bill; written notice from landlord; amount of monthly rent.

Maxim for life: You get treated in life the way you teach people to treat you.
-- Wayne Dyer


2 Miles Away

401 St. John Street
Lafayette, LA 70501
(337) 233-7788

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keywords: Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Programs HPRP Programs
This program provides homeless prevention and rapid re-housing services through direct assistance, case management, and housing location.

8:30am - 4:00pm Monday thru Friday

Normal need for homeless prevention assistance must be established through proof of loss of income or unexpected expense. Rapid re-housing assistance limited to homeless applicants residing in shelters

Documents To Bring:
Persons seeking assistance must apply in person.

Can you imagine what I would do if I could do all I can?
-- Sun Tzu

Council on Aging - Lafayette Parish

2 Miles Away

160 Industrial Parkway
Lafayette, LA 70508
(337) 262-5990

The Council on Aging provides the following services to the elderly of Lafayette parish:
CASE MANAGEMENT: to meet the needs of the frail and elderly who are at risk for institutionalization.
FOSTER GRANDPARENT PROGRAM: provides opportunities for low income persons age 60 and over to remain active and enhance their self esteem through participation in community services. Volunteers render supportive person-to-person services to children with special and/or exceptional needs Benefits include a tax-free stipend wage, travel reimbursement, an annual physical, liability insurance while serving and uniforms All volunteers must be 60 years or older and receive pre-service training and monthly in-service training Residents of Acadia, Evangeline, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary and Vermilion Parishes are eligible.
HOMEMAKING PROGRAM: provides services to senior citizens in Lafayette parish to remain independent as long as possible. Homemaker aides render light housekeeping services that enables those who are unable to perform the tasks to remain in their homes The degree of need establishes priority for services and is determined by the use of a referral/assessment from case management Other duties provided include errands for homebound seniors as time permits. They also report any unusual changes in the clients general health to a coordinator.
MEALS ON WHEELS: provides one hot meal a day to homebound seniors and other shut-ins In addition a nutritious meal, the human contact of the driver delivering the meal helps eliminate isolation This program goes a long way to insure the continued independence of at risk seniors.
NUTRITION PROGRAM: has five congregate meal sites throughout Lafayette parish These include Scott Meal Site in Scott, La Belle Maison in Broussard, St. Anne's Hall in Youngsville, Beau Sejour Estates in Carencro and Zim Center in Lafayette Eating at one of these sites provides interaction with peers and avoids the waiting list for the home delivered meal program In addition to the congregate meal sites, clients are provided with nutrition information which helps seniors understand what foods make up a healthy diet which helps achieve lifelong health.
PERSONAL EMERGENCY RESPONSE SYSTEM: is designed to put frail, elderly and disabled individuals in 24 hour contact with personnel who are trained in handling emergencies The console is easily installed in the patient's home The patient wears s remote transmitter that has a help button to use in an emergency.
SENIOR CENTERS: LCOA has two senior centers, La Belle Maison, 203 E. 2nd Street in Broussard and La Maison des Amis, 106 St. Charles St. in Carencro In addition to on-going activity programs these centers serve as community focal points through which participants receive supportive services.
SENIOR AIDES: An employment and training program that hires persons 55 years and older who meet an income guideline They are placed in non-profit and government agencies to obtain on-the-job training with the goal of going into an unsubsidized position The program serves Acadia, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary and Vermilion parish residents.
TRANSPORTATION: is provided to the elderly and the handicapped to and from medical facilities, congregate meal sites, grocery, shopping, banks and other personal needs Medical appointments take precedence over all others Appointments are generally taken on a first-come, first-served basis It is recommended that appointments be scheduled at least 2 days in advance.
MATERIAL AID PROGRAM: which provides food baskets, wheelchairs, beds and handicapped bathroom equipment.
SENIOR OLYMPICS: Acadiana District Senior Games are open to anyone who is at least 50 years of age by December 31 Entry forms required with proof of age Contact LCOA for entry forms and more information.
PROJECT CARE: provides utility assistance 60+ to elderly when funds are available.

M-F, 8A-4:30P

60 years or older or handicapped Lafayette parish resident

Documents To Bring:
Call for assistance or referral

Leaders must invoke an alchemy of great vision.
-- Henry Kissinger

St. Vincent de Paul Society / St. Martin de Porres Church

5 Miles Away

1100 Chiasson St.
Scott, LA 70583
(337) 232-1968

The St. Vincent de Paul Society of St. Martin de Porres Church assists needy parishioners with food, utilities and rent. Assistance dependant upon availability of funds (contributions of other churches).
Keyword: Rental Payment Assistance, Utility Assistance, Food Assistance

M-F, 9A-4P

St. Martin de Porres Church Parishioners who are in need; church referral is needed if client is from another parish and will assist as funds are available

Documents To Bring:
Call for information

A crisis is a close encounter of the third kind.
-- Guy Finley

Council on Aging - St. Martin Parish

7 Miles Away

511 Wild Cherry Lane
Breaux Bridge, LA 70517
(337) 332-3063

keywords: advocacy senior food assistance meals on wheels homemaker services I&R aging legal information senior utility assistance medicaid enrollment long term care ombudsman programs personal care attendant senior recreation transportation elderly transportation medical senior employment
Services provided by the COA include:
ADVOCACY to secure needed services and benefits which may assist the older individual.
CONGREGATE MEALS which provides nutritional balanced meals, five days a week to individuals 60+ in a congregate setting.
HOME DELIVERED MEALS, commonly called Meals on Wheels, which provides a daily nutritional balanced meal delivered five days a week to individuals who are home-bound.
HOMEMAKER services which include light house keeping and errands.
INFORMATION and ASSISTANCE which provides information to meet the individual needs, through advice, counseling, referral and follow-up.
LEGAL which assists the individuals in the accessibility of legal representation.
MATERIAL AID which offers emergency utility assistance.
MEDICAID ENROLLMENT CENTER where individuals can apply for Medicaid on Wednesdays and Fridays by appointment.
NUTRITION EDUCATION which provides education to individuals 60+ and can acquire knowledge and information regarding nutritional balanced meals and health related issues.
OMBUDSMAN - NURSING HOME provides volunteers trained to resolve problems and concerns of the residents, family, friends and staff for the quality care or residents in the nursing home.
OUTREACH identifies isolated and hard to reach individuals, to assist them in gaining access to needed services.
PERSONAL CARE ATTENDANTS which assists those 65+ under the Medicaid waiver program with bathing, dressing, feeding, grooming, shopping, laundry, and acquisition of certain independent living skills.
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION transporting clients of all ages within St. Martin Parish and in the City of Lafayette and New Iberia to medical facilities, shopping, food stamp office, etc. for a small fee. Children under the age of 12 require an escort.
RECREATION encourages senior citizens to use their free time through social activities, arts, dancing, travel, games and sports.
RESPITE CARE provides temporary relief to a caregiver from continuous care of an individual with developmental disabilities or services for frail elderly.
SENIOR CENTER PROGRAM seeks to create an atmosphere that acknowledges the value of human life.
SENIOR EMPLOYMENT trains persons 55+ who qualify for placement in jobs within the community.
SENIOR HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM (SHIPP) which helps seniors evaluate supplemental health insurance in order to make an informed decision.
VISITATION staff visit clients who are lonely or isolated in order to provide comfort, support and/or help.
WELLNESS promotes wellness through exercise and health screening, such as blood pressure checks, flu shots and eye screenings.
Keywords: Meals on Wheels Transportation Medical Utility Assistance

M-F, 7:30A - 3:30P

Elderly citizens of St. Martin Parish who are 60 years or older.

Documents To Bring:
Assessments are taken by the Case Managers as mandated b the Governor's Office of Elderly Affairs, and an aggregate score is determined; recommended services are provided upon availability

Man’s power of choice enables him to think like an angel or a devil, a king or a slave. Whatever he chooses, mind will create and manifest.
-- Frederick Bailes

St. Vincent de Paul Society/St. Anne Church

11 Miles Away

201 Church St.
Youngsville, LA 70592
(337) 856-8212

Assistance with food, utilities (no rent), advocacy, spiritual counseling and referrals to the needy of Youngsville.
Keywords: Food assistance Utility Assistance

9:00-3:00/Monday-Thursday, 9:00-12:00/Friday

Any resident of Youngsville who is in need

Documents To Bring:
Call Faith at the rectory for application; proof of income & expenses and reason for need; home visit

The men who try to do something and fail are infinitely better than those who try to do nothing and succeed.
-- Lloyd Jones