2751 Fifth Street
P.O. Box 231, Berwick, La. 70342

8:00am - 4pm.
Closed 12pm - 1pm

Office: (985) 385-1546    
Fax: (985) 385-5840

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Seeking Housing?

  • Current waiting list applicants....... +

     The Application process for the Berwick Housing Authority will be open on April 9, 2014 and April 10, 2014. Please refer to the list below for all documentation required at the time applications are submitted. If you applied in November 2013 your application will remain active for 6 months after that, you Read More
  • Rent Determination +

    The Berwick Housing Authority will calculate the rental payment based upon 30% of the adjusted monthly income of the individual or family members.   The Maximum Rent amount that can be paid for rental of a unit are as followed for each bedroom size: 0 Bedroom ----   $220.00 1 Bedroom Read More
  • Emergency Housing +

    Emergency housing is temporary shelter for individuals or families and provides food, shelter and assistance with clothing and transportation. Below is a partial list of these services. St Mary Outreach 608 First Street/ Suite 102 Morgan City , La985-385-0525 www.stmaryoutreach.org Chez Hope ---Crisis Hotline Number 1-800-331-5303 Women and Childrens ShelterP.O. Box Read More
  • Rental Units +

    The Berwick Housing Authority Development Sites   Louis Mahfouz Development 28 Units Read More
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Berwick Housing Authority is located near the Atchafalaya River across the river from Morgan City, LA. The Town of Berwick is the oldest settlement in St. Mary Parish with a population of about 4400 persons. The town is located near the Gulf on the Intercostals Waterway and is equidistant from the cities of New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and Lafayette, LA.

Berwick Housing Authority has a total of 128 units in nine locations in the town, several of which are only a few units on scattered sites. The larger of the development contains 50 units on contiguous site, all of which are duplexes.



The Berwick Housing Authority held  meetings on March 13, 2014 to introduce the flat or ceiling rent rate increases as set forth in the Appropriations Act of 2014 to the residents of B.H.A. community. Mr. Clarence Robinson, Executive Director and Mrs. Janice McIntyre, Assistant Director at B.H.A. created a very informative presentation to outline changes and it's impact on the residents here.


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The following video message from Secretary Donovan provides more information about the Affordable Care Act and its importance to the people HUD serves, HUD employees, and friends and family.

Helping the more than 48 million Americans who are currently uninsured has been a priority for President Obama. Many of those uninsured individuals are low-income Americans that rely on HUD services; that is why HUD committed to our mission of building strong and healthy communities across the country and promoting information about the Affordable Care Act with the people we serve.

The Affordable Care Act that President Obama signed into law in 2010 has – and will continue to go a long way in helping us achieve this mission and will benefit working families gain access to quality care, while strengthening their financial future.

Let’s all do our part to help build healthy communities, and share information with others and urge them to enroll at healthcare.gov – or by calling a hotline that is available in more than 140 languages at 1-800-318-2596.

May 3, 2014 at Sacred Heart, 415 Union St. Morgan City, LA - call Catholic Charities (985) 876 0490 for more informationCHS Homebuyer Class




Sealed bids for construction of the “2013 MODERNIZATION PROGRAM” at the Berwick Housing Authority, Berwick, LA., will be received until 2:30 PM, local time, on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at the Housing Authority Office at 2751 Fifth St, Berwick, LA at which time and place all bids will be publicly read aloud. This project is funded under the Capital Fund Program of the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development.

The general scope of work for this project includes exterior and interior modernization of four dwellings of the housing authority, plus incidental site and other work. Work includes, but not restricted to, sitework, replacement of exterior doors and hardware, repair of windows and damaged misc exterior materials, repair/replacement of sheetrock, kitchen cabinets, floors, millwork, interior painting, plumbing, and electrical work.

Copies of the plans and specifications and related contract documents are on file at the office of the Housing Authority Office at 2751 Fifth St, Berwick, LA, and the office of Firmin Architects, Ltd, 530 Third Street, P.O. Box 972, Morgan City, Louisiana, (985/384-3094) and are open for inspection at each of these offices without charge. Contractors may obtain plans and specifications from the Architect by making a deposit of $100 which will be fully refundable upon return of the plans.

Contractors are required to visit the site prior to submitting their bids, and should make appointments to do so by calling the Housing Authority Office at 985/385-1546.

Attention is called to the insurance requirements and to the provisions for equal employment opportunity, and payment of not less than the minimum wages that must be paid on this project, as set forth in the Specifications.


The attention of the Contractor(s) proposing to submit a bid on this project is expressly called to the interest and desire of the Housing Authority, that female and minority individuals, particularly those residing in or near the housing developments of the Authority, be given preference for positions of new employment.

Each proposal must be accompanied by a bid bond or certified check equal to at least five percent (5%) of the amount bid, and made payable without condition to the Owner as a guarantee that the bidder, if awarded the contract, will promptly enter into a contract for the project. The bid security of all bidders, except three lowest, will be returned promptly after the canvas of bids. The successful bidder will be required to furnish a performance and payment guarantee as indicated in the specifications. No proposals shall be withdrawn for a period of 45 days subsequent to the opening of bids without the consent of the Housing Authority of the City of Berwick, Louisiana.

Any contractor and/or sub-contractor whose bid exceeds $50,000.00 shall be licensed in accordance with current statutes of Louisiana Law. The Housing Authority reserves the right to reject any or all bids or to waive informalities in the bidding.

                                                                        Housing Authority of the City of Berwick, LA

                                                                        By:       Clarence Robinson Jr., Exec Director

Insertion Date: March 17, 24, and 31, 2014


The Social Security Administration has informed us of the changes that are currently set to take place in 2014:

Beginning August 2014 Social Security field offices will no longer issue social security printouts.

Individuals who need proof of their Social Security number and cannot find their card will need to apply for a replacement card

Beginning October 2014, field offices will stop providing benefit verification letters, except in emergency situations. Benefit verifications are available on line and can be obtained anytime by registering for a my Social Security account at www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount or requested through their national toll free number 1 (800) 772 1213.

Our resident center has computers available for all B.H.A. residents to use and a resident coordinator on site that will assist everyone. Public libraries also offer computers for non-residents of B.H.A.

If you have any questions or need additional information please contact our office at (985) 385-1546

Latest Events

Sun Apr 20
Easter Sunday
Tue Apr 22 @ 4:00PM - 05:00PM
BHA Board Meeting
Thu Apr 24 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
Sat Apr 26 @ 8:00AM - 02:00PM
Resident Council Sales Day

seo1 The Berwick Housing Authority provides eligible persons with Affordable, Safe, Quality housing while Supporting and Developing Economic Self-Sufficiency.