Ruston Housing was created in 1957 and constructed 100 dwelling units of public housing for rent to low income families. An additional 80 dwelling units were constructed in 1965 for the Elderly and Disabled. In 1971, another 120 dwelling units were constructed to house families.
Ruston Housing began administering the public housing program at Farmerville Housing in 1999, adding another 40 dwelling units to the portfolio, in Farmerville, Louisiana.
In 2004, Ruston Housing established Ruston Community Corporation as a 501c3 entity in order to develop additional affordable housing for the citizens of our community. Orchard Creek Apartments were opened in 2009 for the elderly and handicapped.
Ruston Community Corporation in partnership with the City of Ruston, applied for and received a grant in 2018, for the construction of twenty single family homes through the Louisiana Housing Corporations Neighborhood Landlord Rental Program. Once the houses are constructed, they will be rented for a minimum of five years and then offered for sale to first-time homeowners.
The mission of Ruston Housing is to assist low-income families with safe, decent and affordable housing opportunities as they strive to achieve self-sufficiency and improve the quality of their lives. Ruston Housing is committed to operating in an efficient, ethical, and professional manner.