About Caddo Parish Commission

The Caddo Parish Commission is a Section 8 public housing agency in Shreveport, Louisiana.

The Caddo Parish Commission serves Caddo Parish, Vivian, Blanchard, Mooringsport, Oil City and Greenwood.


About the Caddo Parish Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of March 31st, 2016 the Caddo Parish Commission manages 71 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

Standard
Vouchers 71
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $371
Monthly Cost $26,342

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Caddo Parish Commission

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 3 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 23 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.1 persons and has a household income of $11,586 per year. 100% of households were very low income (VLI) and 78% were extremely low income (ELI). 33% of households had wages as a major source of income, -1% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 67% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

8% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 41% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 23% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 27% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, -1% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

46% of households included children, -1% of which had two adults in the household. 45% of households with children have a female head of household. 97% 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 -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Caddo Parish Commission Housing Choice Voucher program, 26% include at least one person with a disability. 40% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 65% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

21% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 34% with 2 bedrooms and 45% with 3 or more bedrooms. 29% 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 Caddo Parish Commission voucher holders in 2016 was $300 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $412. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $145.



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.


Affordable Apartments near Caddo Parish Commission

933 S Pine St
Central Park West is a 42 unit low income housing apartment community in Vivian.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Project Based Rental Assistance
130 Williamson Way
Monterey Hills is a 60 unit low income housing apartment community in Vivian.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Project Based Rental Assistance
643 Redbud Ct
Mississippi Circle is a 80 unit low income housing apartment community in Vivian.

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