Housing Authority of Jefferson Parish

1718 Betty Street
Marrero, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana 70072

Housing Authority of Jefferson Parish is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, Family Self-Sufficiency, Moving to Work, and Homeownership programs. As of December 1st, 2021, Housing Authority of Jefferson Parish has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Housing Authority of Jefferson Parish serves Jefferson Parish but does not serve Kenner.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Jefferson Parish, Louisiana Limited Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Jefferson Parrish, Louisiana Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Housing Authority of Jefferson Parish Public Housing Closed

Open Housing Authority of Jefferson Parish Waiting Lists

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Application methods may change, as well. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, you can contact the housing authority directly. Office operations may be different from usual, and it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Housing Authority of Jefferson Parish Website: http://www.jeffparishsection8.org/.

Housing Authority of Jefferson Parish Phone: (504) 321-4257.

Open Until Further Notice: Jefferson Parish, Louisiana Limited Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Housing Authority of Jefferson Parish (HAJP) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open on a limited basis. Applications are being accepted since at least April, 2021, until further notice. 

Please note: According to the HAJP, This waiting list is for households "residing within the public housing development on Acre Road."

To apply during the opening period, in person applications will be accepted at the public housing development on Acre Rd by appointment only. Affected public housing residents can call the HAJP Housing Choice Voucher Program at (504) 321-4257.

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Preference is for any family receiving public housing assistance from the Housing Authority of Jefferson Parish (HAJP) and residing within the public housing development on Acre Road.

It is not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the HAJP website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HAJP on April 13, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (504) 321-4257.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 04/14/2021.

Other Housing Authority of Jefferson Parish Waiting Lists

Closed: Jefferson Parrish, Louisiana Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Housing Authority of Jefferson Parrish (HAJP) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for four days from January until February, 2019. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery.

For more information, visit the HAJP website here.

Last Updated on 04/14/2021.

Closed: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Housing Authority of Jefferson Parrish (HAJP) Public Housing waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for 1-4 Bedroom units for two days in May, 2019. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the application at the HAJP 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 HAJP website.

Last Updated on 07/29/2019.

About Housing Authority of Jefferson Parish

More information about Housing Authority of Jefferson Parish can be found on its website at http://www.jeffparishsection8.org/.

Representatives of Housing Authority of Jefferson Parish may be available by phone at (504) 321-4257. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of December 1st, 2021, it is not known if Housing Authority of Jefferson Parish is processing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

As of 05/15/2019, Housing Authority of Jefferson Parish is billing for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher port-in requests. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Housing Authority of Jefferson Parish Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Housing Authority of Jefferson Parish manages 4,452 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of June 30th, 2021:

Standard Homeownership Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 4,086 70 36 70 5 185
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $707 $568 $631 $1,052 $633 $677
Monthly Cost $2,888,656 $39,755 $22,698 $73,616 $3,163 $125,265

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Authority of Jefferson Parish

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 10% having issued approximately 490 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 years and 5 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 60 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 $13,396 per year. 89% of households were very low income (VLI) and 65% were extremely low income (ELI). 41% 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 59% 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, 65% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 19% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 13% 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.

55% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 54% of households with children have a female head of household. 87% of all households were headed by a female.

94% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 92% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of Jefferson Parish Housing Choice Voucher program, 19% include at least one person with a disability. 28% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 86% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

15% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 40% with 2 bedrooms and 45% with 3 or more bedrooms. 35% 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 Housing Authority of Jefferson Parish voucher holders in 2016 was $357 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $760. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $124.



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.


Public Housing Apartments Operated by Housing Authority of Jefferson Parish

Acre Road Project

1601 Betty St
Marrero, Louisiana