St. John the Baptist Parish Housing Authority
152 Joe Parquet Circle
La Place , St. John the Baptist Parish County , LA

985-652-9036

Waiting List Status:

The Section 8 and Public Housing programs administered by this housing authority are often over subscribed requiring the use of a waiting list. The waiting list would typically only open for brief periods. To find out of the waiting list is open or when it may open, please contact the housing authority directly.

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Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The St. John the Baptist Parish Housing Authority administers a Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority administers 260 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, St. John the Baptist Parish Housing Authority is designated as Medium Low, meaning it administers 250 - 499 Section 8 vouchers.

St. John the Baptist Parish Housing Authority is among the 37% of Louisiana housing authorities that only offer Section 8 voucher assistance. If there are any public housing units available in the target area, those units are administered by another housing authority.

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, St. John the Baptist Parish Housing Authority scored an average of 44 points. The housing authority had a high score of 85 in 2006 and a low score of 4 in 2001. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Louisiana is 71.21.

St. John the Baptist Parish Housing Authority has an average score that is less 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 St. John the Baptist Parish Housing Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2006 9/29/06 Plan

Affordable Apartments in La Place from ApartmentSmart

260

Section 8 Vouchers

No units

Public Housing Size

Medium Low (250 - 499)

Section 8 Size

Section 8

Program Type

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