City of Ville Platte Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Department

342 West Main Street, Ville Platte, LA

There are no open waiting lists offered by City of Ville Platte Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Department. Go to the Louisiana Section 8 Waiting Lists page or the Louisiana Public Housing Waiting Lists page for nearby housing applications.

Closed: Ville Platte, Louisiana Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The City of Ville Platte Section 8 HCV Department (CVP) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from February 10, 2020, until February 14, 2020. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applications were accepted at the Ville Platte City Hall.

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Applicants who live or work in the City of Ville Platte
  • Graduates of or active participants in education and training programs in the City of Ville Platte
  • Elderly (62 years and older)
  • Displaced
  • Homeless
  • Disabled

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the CVP website.

Sources: This information was verified by the CVP public notice, as of February 5, 2020.

Service Area

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

Last Updated on 08/09/2020.

About City of Ville Platte Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Department

About the City of Ville Platte Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Department Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, City of Ville Platte Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Department manages 128 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard
Vouchers 128
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $374
Monthly Cost $47,840
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 6% having issued approximately 22 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 9 years and 8 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 62 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.5 persons and has a household income of $10,213 per year. 94% of households were very low income (VLI) and 69% were extremely low income (ELI). 26% 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 71% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

-1% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 48% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 25% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 27% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 2% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

53% of households included children, -1% of which had two adults in the household. 54% of households with children have a female head of household. 91% of all households were headed by a female.

91% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 89% of all heads of households being Black and 2% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the City of Ville Platte Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Department Housing Choice Voucher program, 23% include at least one person with a disability. 38% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 77% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

1% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 34% with 2 bedrooms and 65% with 3 or more bedrooms. 50% 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 Ville Platte Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Department voucher holders in 2016 was $269 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $435. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $98.

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.