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Alexandria Housing Authority

2558 Loblolly Lane
Alexandria, Rapides Parish, Louisiana 71306

Alexandria Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Alexandria, Louisiana that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of June 3rd, 2020, Alexandria Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Alexandria Housing Authority serves Alexandria.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Alexandria Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Alexandria Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Alexandria Housing Authority Website: http://www.alexhousing.org/.

Alexandria Housing Authority Phone: (318) 442-8843.

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

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.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (318)442-8843.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 09/10/2015.

Other Alexandria Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Alexandria Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

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.

Last Updated on 03/08/2016.

About Alexandria Housing Authority

More information about Alexandria Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.alexhousing.org/.

Representatives of Alexandria Housing Authority may be available by phone at (318) 442-8843. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 06/03/2020, it is not known if Alexandria Housing Authority is either absorbing or billing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Alexandria Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Alexandria Housing Authority manages 918 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2019:

Standard Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 625 3 21
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $583 $1,170 $239
Monthly Cost $364,219 $3,511 $5,017

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Alexandria Housing Authority

Waiting List and Tenancy

According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 7% having issued approximately 109 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 years and 8 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 29 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.6 persons and has a household income of $11,774 per year. 94% of households were very low income (VLI) and 66% were extremely low income (ELI). 35% of households had wages as a major source of income, 0% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 64% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

7% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 60% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 17% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 16% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 0% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

60% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 59% of households with children have a female head of household. 88% of all households were headed by a female.

95% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 94% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Alexandria Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 21% include at least one person with a disability. 36% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 88% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

18% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 30% with 2 bedrooms and 52% with 3 or more bedrooms. 23% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.

Rent, Assistance, and Utility Allowances

The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by Alexandria Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $299 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $470. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $139.



1. This Picture of Subsidized Households data field is the average wait time of those who received a voucher in the preceding 12 months. Due to special voucher programs like VASH, recent waiting list purges, or waiting list preferences the average wait time can vary significantly from one year to the next and it is entirely possible many current applicants on the waiting list have been waiting for assistance for far longer.


Public Housing Apartments Operated by Alexandria Housing Authority

Carver Village

3203 Lee St
Alexandria, Louisiana

Wooddale - Sycamore

2201A E Sycamore St
Alexandria, Louisiana

Wooddale - Sycamore

2203A W Sycamore St
Alexandria, Louisiana

Miracle, Wonderwood, Phoenix

4706 Miracle Dr
Alexandria, Louisiana

Fairway Terrace

2821 Monroe St
Alexandria, Louisiana

Wooddale - Sycamore

2560 Loblolly Ln
Alexandria, Louisiana

Green Meadow

3600 Green Meadow St
Alexandria, Louisiana

Miracle, Wonderwood, Phoenix

3221 Wonderwood Dr
Alexandria, Louisiana

Miracle, Wonderwood, Phoenix

4123 Phoenix Dr
Alexandria, Louisiana

Legacy Heights

2615 Loblolly Ln
Alexandria, Louisiana