Bossier Parish Housing Authority

3022 Old Minden Road, Bossier City, LA

There are no open waiting lists offered by Bossier Parish Housing Authority. Go to the Louisiana Section 8 Waiting Lists page or the Louisiana Public Housing Waiting Lists page for nearby housing applications.

Closed: Bossier Parish, Louisiana Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Bossier Parish Housing Authority (BPHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from July 19, 2021 until July 20, 2021500 applications have been received on July 20, 2021. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Please note: The public notice originally stated that the waiting list would close on July 21, 2021, but a BPHA representative confirmed that the waiting list closed on the date noted above, after 500 applications were submitted.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

There are preferences, and they are listed on the application.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery.

For more information, visit the BPHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the BPHA on July 19, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher rental assistance in Bossier Parish, Louisiana.

Last Updated on 10/21/2021.

About Bossier Parish Housing Authority

About the Bossier Parish Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Bossier Parish Housing Authority manages 858 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following table summarizes types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2021:

Standard Homeownership Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 680 3 8 167
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $503 $198 $1,466 $423
Monthly Cost $342,132 $595 $11,726 $70,619
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 29% having issued approximately 29 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 4 years and 11 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 12 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.2 persons and has a household income of $11,082 per year. 97% of households were very low income (VLI) and 73% were extremely low income (ELI). 32% 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 63% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

6% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 56% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 21% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 17% 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.

50% of households included children, 1% of which had two adults in the household. 48% of households with children have a female head of household. 75% of all households were headed by a female.

84% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 84% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Bossier Parish Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 22% include at least one person with a disability. 31% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 75% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

35% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 38% with 2 bedrooms and 26% with 3 or more bedrooms. 19% 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 Bossier Parish Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $272 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $564. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $97.

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.