Evangeline Parish Police Jury

1008 W LaSalle Street
Ville Platte, Evangeline Parish, Louisiana
(337) 363-5653

Open today from 8:00am to 4:00pm.

Evangeline Parish Police Jury is a public housing agency in Ville Platte, Louisiana that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program.

Evangeline Parish Police Jury serves Evangeline Parish but does not serve Ville Platte.

Other Evangeline Parish Police Jury Waiting Lists

Closed: Evangeline Parish, Louisiana Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Evangeline Parish Police Jury (EPPJ) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for five days in November, 2018. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

There were two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Complete the application at the EPPJ Section 8 office.
  2. Pick up an application at the EPPJ Section 8 office.

Once the paper application has been completed, it must have been dropped off at the EPHA office.

There were no preferences.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application was received.

For more information, visit the EPHA website here, or call the office at (337) 363-5653.

Last Updated on 11/09/2018.

About Evangeline Parish Police Jury

More information about Evangeline Parish Police Jury can be found on its website at http://www.evangelineparishpolicejury.com/section_8.aspx.

HCV Portability Status

As of 11/02/2018, Evangeline Parish Police Jury is absorbing for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher port-in requests. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.

Office Hours

Day Hours
Monday 8:00am-4:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am-4:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am-4:00pm
Thursday 8:00am-4:00pm
Friday 8:00am-4:00pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

About the Evangeline Parish Police Jury Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Evangeline Parish Police Jury manages 106 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard
Vouchers 104
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $346
Monthly Cost $36,033

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Evangeline Parish Police Jury

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 14 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 years and 3 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 29 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.6 persons and has a household income of $11,597 per year. 94% of households were very low income (VLI) and 65% were extremely low income (ELI). 42% 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 58% 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, 63% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 20% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 12% 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.

65% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 62% of households with children have a female head of household. 90% of all households were headed by a female.

88% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 87% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Evangeline Parish Police Jury Housing Choice Voucher program, 18% include at least one person with a disability. 29% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 93% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

6% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 37% with 2 bedrooms and 56% with 3 or more bedrooms. 30% 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 Evangeline Parish Police Jury voucher holders in 2016 was $286 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $423. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $141.



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.