The Housing Authority of the City of Lafayette has closed its offices until April 30, 2020.

The agency will implement the following precautions to protect its residents and employees:

IMPLEMENTED ACTIONS FOR PUBLIC HOUSING RESIDENTS

· Suspension of Notices to Vacate and lease violations

· Suspension of evictions

· Suspension of transfer and move-ins

· Suspension of routine work orders

· Emergency work orders may require additional troubleshooting via phone calls

· Suspension of housekeeping inspections

· Suspension of late fees

· Suspension of all resident activities to include Resident Council

· Recertification deadlines will be extended

· Rental payments should be made via mail or drop box - Receipts for rent payments will be mailed later

· Visitors for social purposes, especially at elderly properties are discouraged; medically related visitors and caregivers may continue to visit residents

· Pest control services will be conducted on the exterior of buildings and common areas. Routine interior pest control services will be suspended.

IMPLEMENTED ACTIONS FOR HOUSING CHOICE VOUCHER RESIDENTS

· Existing repayment agreements will be extended

· Suspension of annual recertifications

· Suspension of inspections except for true emergencies

· Suspension of terminations

· Suspension of voucher issuance for current and new clients

· Suspension of moves

· Postponing issuing vouchers and voucher briefings for portability while the agency is closed

IMPLEMENTED ACTION FOR ADMINISTRATION

· Postponed Regular Board of Commissioners Meeting scheduled for April 22, 2020