About Us

The Mission of the Alexandria Housing Authority

To promote adequate and affordable housing, economic opportunity and a suitable living environment free from discrimination.

The Alexandria Housing Authority provides affordable homes and services to more than 1200 low-income Central Louisiana residents, including over 800 families currently housed through the Housing Choice Voucher Program and another 400 currently living in our 9 public housing developments around the city. AHA also administers the VASH program exclusively serving homeless veterans.

The Agency does more than just provide safe, affordable homes.  We also offer a host of programs to help public housing residents and voucher holders increase their education, live healthier lives and reach their economic goals. Our agency strives to provide the low-income residents we serve with a full menu of opportunities to help them achieve their goals.

Goals

The Alexandria  Housing Authority has the following goals for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher  &  Public Housing Programs:

  • To assist the local economy by increasing the occupancy rate and the amount of money flowing into the community.
  • To encourage self-sufficiency of participant families and assist in the expansion of family opportunities, which address educational, socio-economic, recreational and other human services, needs.
  • To create positive public awareness and expand the level of family, owner, and community support in accomplishing AHA's mission
  • To attain and maintain a high level of standards and professionalism in our day-to-day management of all program components.
  • To provide decent, safe, and sanitary housing for very low-income families while maintaining their rent payments at an affordable level.
  • To ensure that all units meet Housing Quality Standards and families pay fair and reasonable rents.
  • To promote fair housing and the opportunity for very low-income families of all ethnic backgrounds to experience freedom of housing choice.
  • To promote a housing program which maintains quality service and integrity while providing an incentive to private property owners to rent to very low-income families.
  • To promote a market-driven housing program that will help qualified low-income families be successful in obtaining affordable housing and increase the supply of housing choices for such families.

Board of Commissioners

The Alexandria Housing Authority is governed by a Board of Commissioners appointed by the Mayor of the City of Alexandria...

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A Message from the Executive Director

The Alexandria Housing Authority is committed to providing safe, decent, sanitary, and affordable housing for low income families in Alexandria...

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