You Hold The Keys
Our mission is to ensure that everyone in Acadiana has access to safe, affordable, stable housing and that all episodes of homelessness are rare, brief, and non-recurring.
The Best Seat
In The House
Become a member of ARCH and become part of the solution to homelessness and housing instability in Acadiana.
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Pre-COVID-19 (Jan. 27,2020)

433

Number of  Shelter Beds in Acadiana 

17

Number of Homeless Veterans in Acadiana 

420

Total Number of People Experiencing Homelessness in Acadiana

Post COVID-19 (updated 4/30/20)

316 (27% decrease)

Number of Shelter Beds in Acadiana 

38 (55% increase)

Number of Homeless Veterans in Acadiana 

663 (58% increase)

Total Number of People Experiencing Homelessness in Acadiana

ARCH’s COVID-19 Emergency Hotel Response Program – expanding shelter capacity and supporting local hotels (updated 5/29/20)

361

Number of people currently being sheltered in hotels in Acadiana

79

Number of children currently being sheltered in hotels in Acadiana

233

Total Number of Households being sheltered in hotels in Acadiana

ARCH is a regional coalition covering eight parishes of Louisiana:
Acadia, Evangeline, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary, and Vermilion.

ARCH is guided by HOME, TOGETHER, the Federal strategic plan to prevent and end homelessness and MA MAISON, the Louisiana State plan to end homelessness.

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Become part of the solution to homelessness and housing instability in Acadiana. If you are interested in being part of this work, click here to find out more.

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LEARN MORE

Get statistics on homelessness, information about CoC and ESG Funding, read FAQs, or view our blog dedicated to news about Acadiana homelessness.

NEED HOUSING?
NEED HOUSING?

Call 232-HELP (Dial 337-232-4357 or Dial 211) now to receive information and referrals to local food, shelter, and other resources that may be able to assist you in your current situation.

“People are usually the happiest at home.”William Shakespeare

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Ending Homelessness in Acadiana. One home, one person,
one family, at a time.

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