How We Help Lafayette

Established on January 16, 1979, the Lafayette Public Trust Financing Authority (LPTFA) is a public trust that was created for the purpose of furthering and accomplishing public functions to benefit citizens of the city and parish of Lafayette, Louisiana.

Everything the LPTFA undertakes serves a public purpose. These causes encompass a wide spectrum ranging from providing financial and housing support for the less affluent residents of Lafayette Parish, to supporting housing, government services and civic initiatives. Specific projects the LPTFA undertakes are determined by a volunteer board of trustees who meet regularly.

The LPTFA is self-supporting and its operations, programs and projects are funded solely by self-generated revenues.

The LPTFA has never received any tax or other budget appropriation or funding from the City of Lafayette or the State of Louisiana for its operations and has never requested such funds.

In recent years, the LPTFA has become more active and focused on supporting the under-served members of our community. This is in keeping with our commitment to utilize the trust’s financial resources to best benefit the citizens of Lafayette Parish. For more details about recent LPTFA efforts within the community, visit the Community Involvement section of this web site.