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Community Action Agency

Financial and other resource assistance program

The Community Action Agency (CAA), with offices in Covington and Slidell, provides a number of services to St. Tammany Parish residents including emergency utility, rental and mortgage assistance.  The CAA also works with homeless and near-homeless families transitioning from homelessness to help them become self-sustaining. They help individuals and families break down barriers that create dependency. 

The Mission of the CAA is to provide supportive services that empower low-income St. Tammany Parish families and promote self-sufficiency.

The Vision of the CAA is for St. Tammany Parish to be a community where all residents have reliable public transportation, adequate housing and a living wage.

The Core Values are competency, accountability, responsibility and empathy.

CAA Programs

Financial Hardship - When financial hardship occurs, due to unforeseen circumstances, there are agencies and services that may be able to help. Listed below are programs offered by the Community Action Agency. All programs are subject to eligibility requirements and funding availability. Income guidelines are set annually by the Federal Government.

520 Old Spanish Trail - 3C
Slidell, LA 70458
Phone: 985-646-2090
Fax: 985-643-5843

St. Tammany Parish Community Action Agency - CoC Rapid Rehousing Project -

Description: Community Action aides low income families with essential services on an "as-need basis." These services include: rent/mortgage payments, utility payments, commodities, housing rehabilitation and prescription medication payments.
Primary Services: Basic Needs, Mortgage Payment Assistance, Rent Payment Assistance, Utility Service Payment Assistance

Housing and Homeless Assistance Program – Assist homeless families and individuals to become stably housed. Clients must be within CDBG income limits to qualify. Program has eligibility requirements and is subject to funding availability.

Emergency Solutions Grant– Provides rental assistance to stabilize and rapidly re-house families or individuals who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Program has eligibility requirements and is subject to funding availability

Supportive Housing Program – Provides housing and supportive services for families to become self-sufficient through education and financial assistance. Program has eligibility requirements and is subject to funding availability.

Slidell:  985-646-2090
Covington: 985-893-3923

Family Promise – Faith-based community committed to helping homeless families with children in need.

Northlake Homeless Coalition – Directory of services for shelter, housing and resources that may be of assistance to persons experiencing homelessness. 985-415-2388

TurnAround Village Covington - Transitional Housing ex offenders only, Non Profit - Covington, LA 70434
(985) 735-9404

Caring Center of Slidell - Provides a long term shelter for homeless women and their children


City of Slidell Housing Authority - Housing Authority, Low Income Affordable Housing, Public Housing


1301 North Florida Street
Covington, LA 70433
Phone: 985-893-3923
Fax: 985-875-3025

Homelessness Assistance