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the Housing Authority of the City of Shreveport (SHA) provides quality affordavble housing to low-income families and individuals through the effective and efficient administration of housing assistance programs.


To create and cultivate opportunities for program participants to achieve self-sufficiency and economic independence.


The Housing Authority of the City of Shreveport (SHA) was established in 1940. SHA is governed by a five-member Board of Commisioners. Each commisioner is appointed by the mayor and confirmed by the City Council. SHA is responsible for overseeing the management of more than 4600 housing units scattered throughout the city of Shreveport.

Income Requirements for Eligibility

Rents are based upon anticipated total family incom less deductions. Income includes that of all members of the family such as wages, overtime, commisions, AFDC, pensions, and alimony. The size of the dwelling unit does not effect the rent. The maximum income for number of persons in a household is as follows (as of 02/04):

Low-IncomeVery Low30% of Median
1 Person$25,650$16,650$10,000
2 Persons$30,450$19,050$11,400
3 Persons$34,250$21,400$12,850
4 Persons$38,250$23,800$14,300
5 Persons$41,150$25,700$15,400
6 Persons$44,150$27,600$16,550
7 Persons$47,200$29,500$17,700
8 Persons$50,250$31,40018,850

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