Our Story

 

Mission:

The Executive Director, Board of Commissioners, and staff of the Church Point Housing Authority provide the best residential services possible without exception.  We believe our first responsibility is to our residents.  In meeting their needs, everything we do is of high quality and performed in a courteous and effective manner.  We strive consistently to hold down our expenses in order to maintain reasonable costs.  Our foremost concerns are the well-being of the individuals and families who utilize our services.  Our resident’s needs are serviced promptly and thoroughly.

 

History:  

Public Housing in the United States was established by The Housing Act of 1937.  The Act, administered by the United States Public Housing Authority, authorized loans to local public housing agencies for the lower-rent public housing construction expenses.  The Housing Authority of the Town of Church Point is a local public agency as defined under the United States Housing Act of 1937.  The Housing Authority of  the Town of Church Point has the direct responsibility for administering low rent housing programs within the jurisdiction of the Town of Church Point and is governed by a five member Board of Commissioners who are appointed by municipal government.  The commissioners serve without pay. 

On June 20, 1952, the Housing Authority of the Town of Church Point purchased two parcels of land along Broadway and Keller Streets for the development and construction of public housing units in Church Point.  The first twenty-five public housing residential units and one office were built on this property.  The Housing Authority of the Town of Church Point has since constructed five additional single and multi-unit, public housing developments in Church Point to help provide affordable housing for families in our community.

On April 11, 1968, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1968 – Title VIII of the act is also known as the Fair Housing Act (1968) which was intended as a follow-up to the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The 1968 act expanded on previous acts and prohibited discrimination concerning the sale, rental, and financing of housing based on race, religion, national origin, sex, (as amended) handicap and family status. The Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity within the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is charged with administering and enforcing this law. 

The present-day mission of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is to “promote adequate and affordable housing, economic opportunity, and a suitable living environment free from discrimination.”  America’s homes are the foundation for stable families, safe neighborhoods, good schools, and solid businesses, thereby making housing a platform for community development.  The Housing Authority of the Town of Church Point shares in these beliefs and will continue to contribute to the economic, educational, and social stability of families by providing opportunities that help improve the quality of their lives and contribute positively to the overall well-being of our community.