Housing Authority of the City of Sulphur
312 Brook Street
Sulphur, Calcasieu Parish, LA

318-527-5248

Section 8 Waiting List Status: Open Indefinitely

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Housing Authority of the City of Sulphur Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on September 16th, 2015.

The Housing Authority of the City of Sulphur (HACS) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. This waiting list is open indefinitely.

To apply, visit the HACS to submit a pre-application in person, located at 312 Brook St., Sulphur, LA 70663, from 9:00 am until 11:00 am CT; and 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm, Monday-Thursday.

Be sure to bring these documents when applying: Social Security Cards and birth certificates for all members of the household, photo IDs for all adult household members, and Social Security award letter (if applicable). All adults must be present when applying.

The HACS does have a preference for: Working families, elderly, or disabled individuals.

For more information, call the HACS office at (337) 527-5248 from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm, Monday-Thursday.

Public Housing Waiting List Status : Open

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Housing Authority of the City of Sulphur 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 Sulpher (HACS) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications for families and senior/disabled households.


The HACS offers one Public Housing community with 202 units for families and senior/disabled households, ranging in size from 1 to 4 bedrooms.

To apply, visit the HACS to submit a pre-application in person, located at 312 Brook St, Sulphur, LA 70663, from 9:00 am until 11:00 am, and from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm, Monday-Thursday.

Be sure to bring these documents when applying: Social Security Cards and birth certificates for everyone in the household, photo IDs for all adult household members, and if receiving Social Security, bring the award letter. All adults must be present when applying.

The HACS does have a preference for: Working families, elderly, or disabled individuals.

For more information, call the HACS office at (337) 527-5248, from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm, Monday-Thursday.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Housing Authority of the City of Sulphur administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 1 projects which contain 202 affordable rental units. It also administers 190 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Housing Authority of the City of Sulphur 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 Sulphur between Public Housing Units (52%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (48%) to that of all housing authorities in Louisiana, Housing Authority of the City of Sulphur 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 (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 Sulphur scored an average of 87 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 96 in 2003 and a low score of 78 in 2007. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Louisiana is 71.21.

Housing Authority of the City of Sulphur 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 Sulphur.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2012 10/18/12 Plan
2011 1/7/11 Plan
2010 12/9/09 Plan
2008 12/31/07 Plan
2006 3/3/06 Plan
2005 5/13/05 Plan
2004 1/21/04 Plan
2003 7/8/03 Plan
2002 2/7/02 Plan
2001 6/6/01 Plan
2000 5/12/00 Plan