Alexandria Housing Authority
2558 Loblolly Lane
Alexandria, Rapides Parish, LA


Section 8 Waiting List Status: Closed

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Alexandria Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on March 8th, 2016.

The Alexandria Housing Authority (AHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It is not known when the waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.

For more information, visit the AHA website, or call the office at (318) 442-8843.

Did you know that you can apply for Section 8 anywhere in the country? If your local Section 8 waiting list is closed, you can apply to programs elsewhere. See all open waiting lists across the country on our Waiting Lists page.

Public Housing Waiting List Status : Open

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Alexandria Housing Authority Public Housing Waiting Lists. This is what we know as of our most recent update September 10th, 2015.

The Alexandria Housing Authority (AHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications for families and senior/disabled households.

Please note: The one bedroom waiting list is currently closed.

The AHA offers 10 Public Housing community with 582 units for families and senior/disabled households, ranging in size from 1 to 5 bedrooms.

To apply, follow this link to submit an online pre-application. The pre-application is available online only.

No documents are needed at this time.

The AHA does have a preference for: Elderly, disabled, or handicapped individuals.

For more information, visit the AHA website, or call the office at (318) 442-8843 during normal office hours.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Alexandria Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 10 projects which contain 582 affordable rental units. It also administers 1,114 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Alexandria Housing Authority is determined to be a Medium High public housing authority, meaning it manages between 500 - 1,249 public housing units. Also according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the housing authority is designated as Medium High, meaning it administers 500 - 1,249 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Alexandria Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (34%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (66%) to that of all housing authorities in Louisiana, Alexandria Housing Authority has a larger proportion of public housing units than the average housing authority. The housing authority’s proportion of Section 8 vouchers under management is larger than the average housing authority in Louisiana.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (, 2014)

SEMAP Performance What are SEMAP Scores?

Each year HUD reviews and scores the housing authority’s Section 8 program management based on 14 different criteria. This score is a reflection of how well the housing authority manages the Section 8 waiting list, the physical quality of housing assisted with Section 8 and the financial management of the program.

From 2001 to 2009, Alexandria Housing Authority scored an average of 91 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2003 and a low score of 73 in 2006. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Louisiana is 71.21.

Alexandria Housing Authority has an average score that is more than the average Louisiana housing authority. Higher SEMAP scores indicate more effective financial management, a smoother waiting list process and higher quality physical conditions at assisted properties.

Source President's Open Government Directive (, 2012)

Housing Authority Annual and 5 Year Plans

Public housing agencies, also called public housing authorities, which receive funding from HUD, are required to submit and receive approval from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development of both an Annual Plan and a 5 Year Plan. These plans establish each housing authority’s policies, strategies, programs and operations for meeting the housing needs of persons within their target area.

The housing authority plans include specific details about the cost of renovations to real estate (also known as capital improvements), changes to Section 8 HCV policies, planned redevelopment of public housing projects and other major administrative changes.

Following are the HUD-approved public housing agency plans for Alexandria Housing Authority .

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2010 8/4/10 Plan
2009 5/11/10 Plan
2008 10/14/08 Plan
2007 7/24/07 Plan
2006 9/21/06 Plan
2004 7/30/04 Plan
2003 7/1/03 Plan
2002 7/24/02 Plan
2001 11/9/01 Plan
2000 2/16/01 Plan