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Calcasieu Parish Housing to Host Section 8 Landlord Recruitment Session on Nov. 4

All landlords are encouraged to attend

Post Date:10/18/2017

The Calcasieu Parish Human Services Housing Department will host a Landlord Recruitment Session from 10:30 a.m.-noon Saturday, Nov. 4 at the Allen P. August Sr. Multipurpose Center, 2000 Moeling St., in Lake Charles.

 The session will cover the process, expectations and rewards of becoming a landlord under Section 8 Housing. Guest speaker at the event will be Genia Coleman-Lee, attorney with the Southwest Louisiana Law Center.

 Other topics to be discussed at the session include an overview of Section 8 Housing, Section 8 vouchers from the landlord’s perspective, the eviction process, Fair Housing regulations, the importance of rental inspections, and more.

 Section 8 of the Housing Act of 1937 authorizes rental housing assistance payments to private landlords. Section 8 tenants must qualify as a family as defined by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and must also meet specific income limits and other qualifications to be considered for the program.

 All landlords are encouraged to attend.

 For more information, call CPPJ Housing at 337-721-4030, ext. 5119. 

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