Housing Program of Jefferson Parish
1718 Betty Street
Marrero, Jefferson Parish, LA

504-347-4381 http://www.jeffparishsection8.org/

Section 8 Waiting List Status: Closed

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Housing Program of Jefferson Parish Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on June 5th, 2015.

The Housing Program of Jefferson Parish (HPJP) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It is not known when the waiting list was last opened, or when it will reopen. 


Those on the waiting list can update their information through the HPJP "Contact Us" web page here: http://www.jeffparishsection8.org/index.php/contact-us/


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 Program of Jefferson Parish Public Housing Waiting Lists. This is what we know as of our most recent update September 10th, 2015.

The Housing Program of Jefferson Parish (HPJP) is not accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications at this time.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Housing Program of Jefferson Parish administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 1 projects which contain 200 affordable rental units. It also administers 4,830 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Housing Program of Jefferson Parish 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 Large, meaning it administers 1,250 - 9,999 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Housing Program of Jefferson Parish between Public Housing Units (4%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (96%) to that of all housing authorities in Louisiana, Housing Program of Jefferson Parish 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 Program of Jefferson Parish scored an average of 84 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 96 in 2001 and a low score of 66 in 2008. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Louisiana is 71.21.

Housing Program of Jefferson Parish 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 Program of Jefferson Parish.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2010 8/19/10 Plan
2009 12/30/09 Plan
2008 10/9/08 Plan
2007 8/3/07 Plan
2004 8/30/04 Plan
2003 9/5/03 Plan
2002 2/26/03 Plan
2001 2/19/02 Plan
2000 9/14/00 Plan