About City of Thibodaux Office of Housing & Community Development (Section 8)

The City of Thibodaux Office of Housing & Community Development (Section 8) is a Section 8 Public Housing Agency in Thibodaux, Louisiana.

The City of Thibodaux Office of Housing & Community Development (Section 8) serves Thibodaux.

City of Thibodaux Office of Housing & Community Development (Section 8) Waiting Lists

City of Thibodaux Office of Housing & Community Development (Section 8) Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List: Closed

The City of Thibodaux Office of Housing & Community Development (CTOHCD) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. The waiting list was last open for five days, in June 2015.

Please note: This application must have been submitted in person only at the CTOHCD office between the hours of 8:00 am and 12:00 pm, and 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm on the dates listed above. 

If a person could not fill out the application on their own because of age or disability, the must have sent someone to the office on their behalf. 

The CTOHCD noted these preferences: extremely low poverty, elderly, disabled.

After the preferences were sorted, the CTOHCD selected applicants by random lottery. 200 applicants were selected.

For more information, visit the CTOHCD office at 112 St. Mary Street, Thibodaux, Louisiana 70302, or call 985-446-7217.

Last Updated on 06/12/2015.


About the City of Thibodaux Office of Housing & Community Development (Section 8) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, City of Thibodaux Office of Housing & Community Development (Section 8) manages 176 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Ported Out
Vouchers 172 4
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $462 $727
Monthly Cost $79,519 $2,909

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for City of Thibodaux Office of Housing & Community Development (Section 8)

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 14% having issued approximately 13 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 5 years and 9 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 16 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.3 persons and has a household income of $12,482 per year. 97% of households were very low income (VLI) and 75% were extremely low income (ELI). 36% 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 62% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

5% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 55% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 22% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 18% 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.

51% of households included children, 1% of which had two adults in the household. 49% of households with children have a female head of household. 82% of all households were headed by a female.

86% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 85% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the City of Thibodaux Office of Housing & Community Development (Section 8) Housing Choice Voucher program, 24% include at least one person with a disability. 39% 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

22% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 45% with 2 bedrooms and 32% 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 City of Thibodaux Office of Housing & Community Development (Section 8) voucher holders in 2016 was $288 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $584. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $87.



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.