Calcasieu Parish Police Jury Housing Department

2001 Moeling Street, Lake Charles, LA

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

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

The Calcasieu Parish Housing Department (CPHD) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is closed.

The CPHD last accepted applications for this waiting list from October 11, 2021 until October 14, 2021. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, in person applications were accepted at the following locations:

  1. Monday, October 11, 2021: 8:00 am to 3:00 pm, First Church of God in Christ.
  2. Tuesday, October 12, 2021: 8:00 am to 3:00 pm, Allen P. August Multipurpose Annex.
  3. Wednesday, October 13, 2021: 8:00 am to 12:00 pm, Allen P. August Multipurpose Annex.
  4. Thursday, October 14, 2021: 8:00 am to 12:00 pm, Allen P. August Multipurpose Annex.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It was not known how applicants were placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the CPHD website.

Sources: This information was verified by the CPHD public notice on November 23, 2021.

Service Area

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

Last Updated on 11/23/2021.

About Calcasieu Parish Police Jury Housing Department

About the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury Housing Department Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Calcasieu Parish Police Jury Housing Department manages 264 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
Vouchers 249 4 11
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $609 $434 $864
Monthly Cost $151,549 $1,737 $9,507
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 9% having issued approximately 50 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 years and 6 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 41 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.8 persons and has a household income of $15,220 per year. 85% of households were very low income (VLI) and 56% were extremely low income (ELI). 47% 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 51% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

3% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 66% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 14% 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.

66% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 64% of households with children have a female head of household. 92% of all households were headed by a female.

85% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 83% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury Housing Department Housing Choice Voucher program, 15% include at least one person with a disability. 22% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 67% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

10% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 32% with 2 bedrooms and 58% with 3 or more bedrooms. 25% 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 Calcasieu Parish Police Jury Housing Department voucher holders in 2016 was $336 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $570. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $164.

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.