Are any of these true for you?

I'm about to lose my house or apartment and I don't know where else to go.

I'm living on the streets, in my car, in a hotel, or in an emergency shelter.

I'm fleeing domestic violence, sexual violence, family violence, or intimate partner violence.

Your local housing providers can help.

Call or stop by your local Coordinated Entry service provider. They'll connect you with ALL of the housing and supportive services in your area. Click below to find the Coordinated Entry service providers for your parish.

Click the parish you currently live in, or scroll down to choose by name.

Click your parish by name.

More information

What happens after visiting a Coordinated Entry service provider? Check out our guide to receiving housing and homeless services.

Looking for a rental home? Find one that meets your needs and budget through LAHousingSearch.org, a free service provided by the Louisiana Housing Corporation.

Curious about all the different program types? Review our housing program breakdown to see program features, eligibility criteria, and more.

Baton Rouge Region

The following Coordinated Entry service providers operate in Ascension, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Point Coupee, West Baton Rouge, and West Feliciana Parishes.

The One Stop (Volunteers of America Greater Baton Rouge/Capital Area Alliance for the Homeless)

Call or drop in Monday through Thursday, 8 AM to 3 PM
Call or drop in Friday, 8 AM to 1:30 PM

No appointments necessary!

153 North 17th Street
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

225-388-5800

 

 

st. vincent de paul

Call or drop in Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 3 PM -- no appointments necessary!

1623 Convention Street
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

225-383-7343

 

Raven’s oUTREACH cENTER- vETERANS oNLY

Call or drop in Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM -- no appointments necessary!

1967 North Street
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

225-300-8642

 

Empower 225 - Youth Aged 18-24 Only

By appointment

4829 Winbourne Avenue
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

225-236-5249
housing@empower225.org

Houma Region

The following Coordinated Entry service providers operate in Assumption, Lafourche, St. Charles. St. James, St. John, and Terrebonne Parishes

Gulf Coast Social Services

Call or drop in from 8 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday to Friday -- no appointments necessary!

320 Progressive Boulevard
Houma, Louisiana

985-851-4488

 

START Corporation

Call or drop in from 8 AM to 4PM, Monday to Friday -- no appointments necessary!

137 New Orleans Boulevard
Houma, Louisiana

985-873-7784

Lake Charles Region

The following Coordinated Entry service providers operate in Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, and Jefferson Davis Parishes.

Calcasieu Parish Police Jury

Drop in from 8 AM to 5 PM, Monday through Friday.
Call from 7 AM to 7 PM, Monday through Friday.

No appointments necessary!

2001 Moeling Street
Lake Charles, Louisiana

337-721-4033

Natchitoches/Sabine Region

The following Coordinated Entry service providers operate in Natchitoches and Sabine Parishes.

Natchitoches/Sabine

Coordinated Entry in this Region is handled by the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury.

Call 337-721-4033 to schedule an appointment. 

Plaquemines/St. Bernard Region

The following Coordinated Entry service providers operate in Plaquemines and St. Bernard Parishes.

Plaquemines/st. Bernard

Coordinated Entry in this Region is handled by an organization that cannot post its information publicly due to participant confidentiality.

Call 504-275-6336 for access to housing and services.

 

Outside the Balance of State

You live outside the Balance of State, but don't worry: there are Coordinated Entry service providers for every parish in Louisiana. Scroll down for a list of all statewide Coordinated Entry service providers. (Last updated 8/7/19)

Region I (UNITY of Greater New Orleans) – Jefferson, Orleans

Phone Only – Triage to Determine Homeless Status and Possible Diversion

Travelers Aid Society at the CRRC

504-205-7467

UNITY Coordinated Entry for Families

Ty Richard
504-899-4589 ext. 114

Day Centers (Phone and Walk-in) – Triage to Determine Homeless Status and Possible Diversion

Travelers Aid Society at the CRRC

1530 Gravier Street
New Orleans, LA
504-412-3700 ext. 13954

Rebuild Center

Harry Tompson Center
1803 Gravier Street
New Orleans, LA
504-273-5547

Tulane Drop-In Center for Youth

1461 N. Claiborne Street
New Orleans, LA
504-827-1071

Street Outreach – For people sleeping in unsheltered situations

UNITY Welcome Home Street Outreach (Coordination and Orleans Parish)

504-899-4589 ext. 100 or 504-570-9812

Covenant House Street Outreach (Youth)

504-584-1186

Travelers Aid Society Street Outreach (downtown)

504-412-3700 ext. 13952

Responsibility House (Jefferson Parish)

504-366-6217

Crisis Housing Available Through Shelter Intake at the Following Locations (NO CES REQUIRED)

Ozanam Inn

Begins at 4 PM
843 Camp Street
New Orleans, LA

Salvation Army

Begins at 4 PM
4500 S. Claiborne Street
New Orleans, LA

New Orleans Mission

Begins at 3:30 PM
1130 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard
New Orleans, LA

Covenant House

Ongoing Hours
611 N. Rampart Street
New Orleans, LA

Low Barrier Shelter and Engagement Center

Ongoing Hours
1530 Gravier Street
New Orleans, LA

Fleeing Domestic Violence

Family Justice Center

504-866-9554

Metro Centers for Community Advocacy

504-837-5400

 

Region IV (ARCH) – Acadia, Evangeline, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary, Vermillion

Call (337) 232-HELP (M-F, 8 AM – 4:30 PM) for initial assessment

 

Region VI (CENLA) – Avoyelles, Catahoula, Concordia, Grant, LaSalle, Rapides, Vernon, Winn

Virginia Soprano Homeless Resource Center

1515 Jackson Street
Alexandria, LA 71301
(318) 443-0500
Calls and drop-ins

 

Region VII (HOPE Connections) – Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, Claiborne, DeSoto, Red River, Webster

HOPE Connections

2350 Levy Street
Shreveport, LA
Drop-ins only

 

Region VIII (Wellspring) – Caldwell, East Carroll, Franklin, Jackson, Lincoln, Madison, Morehouse, Ouachita, Richland, Tensas, Union, West Carroll

Phone

24/7
211 – United Way NELA

The Wellspring

Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 5 PM (to noon on Fridays)
318-807-6200

DART

Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 5 PM
318-513-9373

Walk-Ins

Christopher Youth Center

Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 5 PM
2015 Smith Street
Monroe, LA

Youth Access Center (YAC) Office

Monday through Wednesday, noon to 6 PM
315 North 5th Street
Monroe, LA

Elisha Ministries

Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 5 PM
608 South Trenton Street
Ruston, LA

Rays of Sonshine

Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 4 PM
200 Breard Street
Monroe, LA

The Wellspring

Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 5 PM (to noon on Fridays)
400 Hart Street
Monroe, LA

Phone or Walk-In

Franklin Parish

Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 5 PM (to noon on Fridays)
303 Prairie Street
Winsboro, LA
318-412-0226

Morehouse Parish

Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 5 PM (to noon on Fridays)
111 West Hickory Avenue
Bastrop, LA
318-281-3655

Catahoula Parish

Tuesdays, 9:30 AM to 4 PM
304 Mound Street
Jonesville, LA
318-535-7623

Concordia Parish

Wednesdays, 10 AM to 3 PM
602 John Dale Drive
Vidalia, LA
318-535-7623

East Carroll Parish

Mondays, 10 AM to 2 PM
205 Scarborough Street
Lake Providence, LA
318-281-3655

LaSalle Parish

Mondays, 8:30 AM to 5 PM, and Fridays, 8:30 AM to Noon
1043 Courthouse Street
Jena, LA
318-412-0226

Richland Parish

Tuesdays, 2 PM to 4:30 PM
21 Lynn Gale Robertson Road
Rayville, LA
318-412-0226

Tensas Parish

Wednesdays, 9 AM to 1:30 PM
1115 Levee Street
St. Joseph, LA
318-412-0226

West Carroll Parish

Wednesdays, 10 AM to 2 PM
702 East Jefferson Street
Oak Grove, LA
318-281-3655
 

Region IX (Northlake CoC) – Livingston, St. Helena, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Washington

St. Tammany Community Action Agency – Covington Location

Wednesday 9 – 11 AM:
1301 N. Florida St.
Covington, LA

Livingston Parish Library – Denham Springs Location

Wednesday 9 – 11 AM:
8101 US 190
Denham Springs, LA

St. Luke’s Good Samaritan Ministry

Tuesday 1 – 3 PM:
910 Cross Gates Boulevard
Slidell, LA

Community Christian Concern

Wednesday 10 AM – noon:
2515 Carey St.
Slidell, LA

St. Tammany Community Action Agency

Thursday 9 – 11 AM:
520 Old Spanish Trail, 3rd Floor
Slidell, LA

Tangipahoa Section 8 Office

Thursday 10 AM – noon:
111 N. Bay St.
Amite, LA

Our Daily Bread Food Bank

Thursday 11 AM – 12:30 PM:
1006 West Coleman Ave.
Hammond, LA

Safe Haven of Hammond

Friday 9 AM – noon:
700 Martin Luther King Ave.
Hammond, LA

Guide to receiving housing and homeless services

Where do I start?

Call or stop by your local Coordinated Entry service provider. They'll ask you a series of questions to determine what housing and services you may be eligible for. 

What is Coordinated Entry?

Coordinated Entry is a process developed by your local housing and homeless services providers to ensure that you receive access to ALL of your local resources when you apply through ANY service provider. 

When you apply, you'll work with a case manager to fill out a questionnaire about your current situation. That questionnaire is called the VI-SPDAT (pronounced "vee-eye-spidat"). Some of the questions can be challenging, but it's important for you to answer honestly and completely; your answers will determine which resources you can access, and how quickly.

What am I eligible for?

It depends on several things: which resources are available locally, your current housing situation, whether you're a member of a prioritized population. In general, though, CoC resources are divided between two buckets: resources for people experiencing literal homelessness and people who are at risk of homelessness. 

Resources: literal homelessness

Eligibility: You may qualify for assistance if you/your family meet ANY of the following criteria:

  • You're currently living in a place not meant for human habitation, like your car or on the streets;
  • You're currently living in temporary housing, like an emergency shelter, transitional housing program, or a hotel/motel;
  • You're exiting an institution (like a jail or hospital) where you've lived for 90 days or fewer, AND before you entered the institution, you were living in a place not meant for human habitation or an emergency shelter; or
  • You're fleeing or attempting to flee domestic violence, AND you have no other residence, AND you don't have the resources or support networks to find a new residence.

Resources: You may be eligible for assistance at an emergency shelter, through a transitional housing program, or through a rapid re-housing program. If you have also been diagnosed with a severe and persistent disability, you may be eligible for assistance through a permanent supportive housing program. All of these programs include staff who can help you access supportive services, including case management, outpatient physical and mental health services, and education and job training. Note that program bed/voucher availability can vary widely.

Resources: at risk of homelessness

Eligibility: You may qualify for assistance if you/your family meet ALL of the following criteria:

  • You'll lose your current residence within 14 days;
  • You don't have anywhere to go once you lose your residence; and
  • You don't have the resources or support networks to find a new residence.

Resources: You can be assisted in connecting with mainstream resources not specifically dedicated to homelessness. You can receive homeless prevention resources, including homeless prevention resources dedicated to veterans and their families. NOTE: homeless prevention resources are scarce and often limited to members of prioritized populations. 

When will I get housing/ services?

When applying for housing or homeless services, you should know two important things:

  • We are not able to provide housing/services on the same day you apply (except for emergency shelter, and only in certain places depending on bed availability); 
  • When housing/services become available, they go to the people with the highest need based on their Coordinated Entry assessment, NOT the people who have been waiting the longest or who applied first.

Housing program slots become available as people who were using them achieve permanent housing.

When a service provider has an open housing program slot, that provider will begin contacting people who have applied through Coordinated Entry. They will contact people with the highest need first. Need is determined using the VI-SPDAT questionnaire when each individual/family applies through Coordinated Entry.

Am I still on the waiting list?

There is no waiting list.

Housing and homeless services go to people with the highest need first. A person with high need who applies today will receive housing/services before a person with low need who applied last month.

Your application through Coordinated Entry expires after 6 months. After 6 months, you can renew your application by contacting your local Coordinated Entry service provider and completing an updated VI-SPDAT.

You can request an updated VI-SPDAT in fewer than 6 months if your situation has significantly changed. Updating your VI-SPDAT in fewer than 6 months is entirely at your local Coordinated Entry service provider's discretion. Valid reasons to update your VI-SPDAT might include: someone in your household now qualifies as disabled; your household composition has changed; you are fleeing or attempting to flee domestic violence.

Housing program breakdown

Overview

There are many different housing programs in the LA BOSCOC that serve people experiencing homelessness. Most of them fit into one of the following project types. Each project type has its own eligibility criteria, duration, and features.

Emergency shelter

Eligibility: Anyone experiencing homelessness. Emergency shelters that serve families (meaning any household with more than one person) must serve all people regardless of their age and gender.

Duration: Very short-term. We aim to connect people with resources as quickly as possible; our goal is to transition people into permanent housing in less than 30 days.

Access: Immediate. If an emergency shelter has space, it can intake people on the day/night they ask for access.

Features: Basic shelter. Case management to assist you in exiting homelessness. Access to your local Coordinated Entry service providers. Many shelters have other resources available, like food and hygiene products.

Transitional housing

Eligibility: People who qualify as literally homeless. Transitional housing projects that serve families (meaning any household with more than one person) and are congregate facilities (meaning everyone lives in a group setting) must serve all people regardless of their age and gender.

Duration: Usually up to 12 months.

Access: Coordinated Entry. This project makes its resources available to people in the order of their greatest need.

Features: Housing varies by project. Case management to assist you in exiting homelessness. 

Rapid re-housing

Eligibility: People who qualify as literally homeless

Duration: Varies by project; for most projects, between 3 and 12 months

Access: Coordinated Entry. This project makes its resources available to people in the order of their greatest need.

Features: Scattered site rental housing. The lease is in your name; the project pays a portion of the rent. Case management to help you maintain permanent housing after your time in the project ends.

Permanent supportive housing

Eligibility: People who BOTH qualify as literally homeless AND who have at least one person in their household with a severe and persistent disability.

Duration: Open-ended.

Access: Coordinated Entry. This project makes its resources available to people in the order of their greatest need.

Features: Scattered site or single-site rental housing. In many cases, the lease is in your name, and the project pays a portion of the rent. Case management to help you maintain self-sufficiency.