Phone: 504-341-5255 | Fax: 504-341-5545
Applications for Westwego Housing Authority (WHA) public housing may be filled out at our administrative office at 1010 Sixth St, Westwego, LA from the 15th through the 25th of each month. Between the hours of 8:30am - 11:30am and 2:00pm -3:00pm or you can fill it out online here.
Once an application is fully completed and turned in for public housing, applicants are placed on a waiting list according to the date and time of their application, the size of the unit for which they qualify and local preference for which they may qualify.
A completed application consists of: The application, birth certificate, social security card, proof of income for everyone that will reside in your household and proof of residency for the applicant.
There is an extensive waiting period to receive housing. Three to seven years depending upon size and type of unit.
Applicants that have successfully completed an application and received an acceptance letter can check their status on the waiting list online here.
UPDATES TO APPLICATIONS
It is the applicants responsibility to notify the Westwego Housing Authority in writing within 10 days of any address changes, household member changes and changes in income. Notification of application, waiting list and acceptance will be sent to the addresses listed on the application. Failure to update your current information could remove you from the housing process.
CRIMINAL HISTORY REPORT
Although you do not need a CRIMINAL HISTORY REPORT to apply for housing, you will need to obtain one before you are housed. Applicants and family members ages 17 years and older will be sent to the Westwego Police Department to retrieve a screening at no cost to the applicant.
PROVIDING FALSE OR INCOMPLETE INFORMATION
If you give false or incomplete answers to question about your income, family size or similar matters, Westwego Housing Authority will seek eviction, back charges and possibly criminal prosecution. Information you provide must be truthful, accurate and up-to-date at all times. Westwego Housing Authority verifies all income sources and amounts. Be sure to report all changes in income or family size in writing within 10 days.
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