Housing Authority of the City of Denham Springs
600 Eugene Street
Denham Springs, Livingston Parish, LA

225-664-3301

Section 8 Waiting List Status: Closed

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Housing Authority of the City of Denham Springs Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on November 25th, 2015.

The Housing Authority of the City of Denham Springs (HACDS) 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, call the HACDS office at (225) 664-3301.


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

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Housing Authority of the City of Denham Springs Public Housing Waiting Lists. This is what we know as of our most recent update September 11th, 2015.

The Housing Authority of the City of Denham Springs (HACDS) is not accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications at this time.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Housing Authority of the City of Denham Springs administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 1 projects which contain 52 affordable rental units. It also administers 184 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Housing Authority of the City of Denham Springs is determined to be a Small public housing authority, meaning it manages between 50 - 249 public housing units. Also according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the housing authority is designated as Small, meaning it administers 50 - 249 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Housing Authority of the City of Denham Springs between Public Housing Units (22%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (78%) to that of all housing authorities in Louisiana, Housing Authority of the City of Denham Springs has a smaller 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 (hud.gov, 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, Housing Authority of the City of Denham Springs scored an average of 80 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2008 and a low score of 63 in 2002. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Louisiana is 71.21.

Housing Authority of the City of Denham Springs 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 (hud.gov/offices/pih/, 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 Housing Authority of the City of Denham Springs.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2010 9/27/10 Plan
2008 11/3/08 Plan
2007 8/3/07 Plan
2006 11/13/06 Plan
2003 8/8/03 Plan
2002 8/1/02 Plan
2001 10/17/01 Plan
2000 9/13/00 Plan