MCHA has more than 60 years experience in building innovative and award-winning partnerships with economic development and supportive service agencies.  Our approach to community and supportive services programming has produced positive results for residents.

  • Public Safety: To reduce crime and maintain safety in public housing developments, the Housing Authority of the City of Morgan City (MCHA) created a Public Safety section.  The mission of MCHA's Public Safety is to enhance the quality of life for residents living in public housing, by working cooperatively with residents, staff, the public and other law enforcement agencies to preserve the peace, reduce crime and provide for a safe, drug-free environment in which to live, work and raise families.
  • Homeownership: MCHA offers Section 8(y) and Section 32 homeownership programs.
  • MCHA partners with a number of community organizations to provide services for residents that assist and support them and their families.  Services that are available for public housing residents include:
    • Day Care: MCHA has one licensed day care/Head Start providers on-site in our public housing family developments
    • Youth Services: Youth-serving agencies are on-site. These agencies provide a comprehensive array of recreational, educational and leadership programs for youth, both after-school and during the summer.

 

  • Education:
    • MCHA Education Initiative: Since 2005, the MCHA Education Initiative has sought to improve school attendance and educational achievement among youth. The Education Specialist works with the children to ensure they attend school every day, links them to community learning centers and tutoring programs, and helps reduce barriers to their success in school. They also work one-on-one with parents to develop an educational achievement plan for each child.
    • Adult Education: MCHA partners with community organizations to provide GED preparation and adult basic education training on-site in three developments.
    • Scholarships: Public housing residents are eligible to apply for scholarships for higher education of up to $2000 per year through MCHA from LHC.
  • Employment/Economic Self-Sufficiency: MCHA offers a wide range of programs to assist housing residents in increasing the employment and economic self-sufficiency.
  • Healthcare:
    • Services for Seniors and Persons with Disabilities: services through the Community Action Agency located within MCHA.
    • Senior Meal Program: For seniors 60 and older services provided through St Mary Council on Aging.