Housing Authority

Our mission is to provide affordable, safe and sanitary housing to low-income Chitimacha Tribal Members who reside within the boundaries of the Chitimacha Reservation.

The office provides applications for housing coverage (equivalent to homeowner’s insurance) through Amerind Risk Management Corporation.  This coverage is for Tribal Members who reside within the boundaries of the Chitimacha Reservation.  We also have the Community Shield Program through Amerind that provides coverage for those Tribal Members who reside within St. Mary Parish.  To learn more about Amerind, you can go to their website at Amerindrisk.org.

We can e-mail you the Section 184 Loan Application for any interested Tribal Member who wishes to construct a home.  The Section 184 Program is a government backed loan guarantee for those Tribal Members who meet the eligibility requirements.  Any Tribal Member, whether living on or off the Reservation may be eligible. (Please see HUD-Section 184 at www.hud.gov/codetalk).

The current Board of Commissioners for the Authority is:

  • Danny Darden, Housing Chairman
  • O’Neil Darden, Jr., Vice-Chairman
  • Rodney Burgess, Commissioner
  • Heather Shuff, Commissioner
  • Lori Darden, Secretary-Treasurer

The regularly scheduled housing meetings are on the second Tuesday of each month at 5:00 P.M. at the Housing Office.  These meetings are open to any Tribal Member, wishing to attend.  We encourage you to come by and visit if anyone has questions about the services we offer.

Contact Information:
Marilyn Burgess, Housing Director
Email: housinginfo@chitimacha.gov

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 661
Charenton, LA  70523

Physical Address:
3221 Chitimacha Trail (Directly behind Development Office)
Charenton, LA  70523

Phone: 337-923-9125
Fax: 337-923-7955

Please click here for our fillable housing application for anyone interested in getting on our waiting list.  Please make sure that if you complete an application to keep the Authority abreast if any information changes.