Shreveport housing agency to get 44 emergency vouchers

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A housing agency in north Louisiana is getting emergency vouchers to help the homeless and other vulnerable groups find affordable places to live.

The Housing Authority for the City of Shreveport is getting a $262,344 allocation from the Department of Housing and Urban Development to cover 44 emergency housing vouchers, The Shreveport Times reported.

The money is part of the American Rescue Plan which President Joe Biden signed in March.

The vouchers are specifically for those who fall into four categories: homeless, at risk of homelessness, recently homeless, and those fleeing or attempting to flee domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, or human trafficking.

“HACS welcomes the vouchers and opportunity from HUD to further enhance services to such a vulnerable population in our community. We have a strong Continuum of Care and we look forward to partnering with them as we administer these vouchers,″ said Bobby R. Collins, chief executive officer of HACS.

For more information call 318-698-3640.