It is the goal of the Louisiana Housing Council leadership to provide opportunities for education and training for its membership. We are proactive in the field of housing legislation and project a professional image to the Louisiana Housing Council membership and the public at large. Technical assistance to meet the changing needs of the industry is of utmost importance. The leadership facilitates the professional development of its membership and provides timely information on housing issues.
LHC is a chapter of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials and is 134 members strong. Our constituents provide affordable housing for approximately 17,000 of LA's low-income residents; of which more than one fourth are elderly and handicapped. Many member agencies provide a number of services related to housing issues including job training, home ownership assistance, protective services, childcare, educational assistance and youth services.
Louisiana Housing Council Members employ over 1000 people who work to enhance the quality of life for the beneficiaries of our programs. We strive to create strong and dynamic communities throughout the state of Louisiana. Individual members hold prominent positions on the regional and national levels. These include offices or membership of committees with the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO), and its subsidiary, the Southwest Regional Council (SWNAHRO).