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City of Thibodaux Office of Housing and Community Development

112 St. Mary Street
Thibodaux, Lafourche Parish, Louisiana 70301

City of Thibodaux Office of Housing and Community Development is a Public Housing Agency in Thibodaux, Louisiana that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program.

City of Thibodaux Office of Housing and Community Development serves Thibodaux.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Thibodaux, Louisiana Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Other City of Thibodaux Office of Housing and Community Development Waiting Lists

Closed: Thibodaux, Louisiana Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The City of Thibodaux Office of Housing and Community Development (HCD) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from August 19, 2019, until August 23, 2019.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to submit an application at the Housing and Community Development office.

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Extremely low income
  • Elderly
  • Disabled

200 applicants were first drawn random lottery. Those 200 applicants were then placed on the waiting list by date and time the application was received, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, read the HCD public notice, or visit the HCD website.

Last Updated on 10/19/2019.

About City of Thibodaux Office of Housing and Community Development

More information about City of Thibodaux Office of Housing and Community Development can be found on its website at http://www.ci.thibodaux.la.us/departments/housing/index.asp.

Representatives of City of Thibodaux Office of Housing and Community Development may be available by phone at (985) 446-7217. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 04/05/2020, it is not known if City of Thibodaux Office of Housing and Community Development 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 City of Thibodaux Office of Housing and Community Development Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, City of Thibodaux Office of Housing and Community Development manages 176 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
Vouchers 169 7
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $476 $816
Monthly Cost $80,384 $5,712

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for City of Thibodaux Office of Housing and Community Development

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 and Community Development 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 and Community Development 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.