The Housing Authority of the City of Lafayette will close its offices, effective immediately, and will remain closed until April 12, 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 re-certifications 
  • 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 close 

 

IMPLEMENTED ACTION FOR ADMINISTRATION 

  • Postponing Regular Board of Commissioners Meeting scheduled for March 25, 2020 

(Press release sent to KPEL News)