Housing Authority of Oakdale

801 E 7th Avenue
Oakdale, Allen Parish, Louisiana 71463
(318) 335-2417

Housing Authority of Oakdale is a public housing agency in Oakdale, Louisiana that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of May 23rd, 2019, Housing Authority of Oakdale has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Housing Authority of Oakdale Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Housing Authority of Oakdale serves Oakdale.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Housing Authority of Oakdale Housing Choice Voucher Open Indefinitely
Public Housing Open Indefinitely

Open Housing Authority of Oakdale Waiting Lists

Open Indefinitely: Housing Authority of Oakdale Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List


The Housing Authority of Oakdale (HAO) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open until further notice.


To apply, visit the the HAO to submit a pre-application in person, located at 801 E 7th Ave., Oakdale, LA 71463, from 8:30 am until 3:00 pm CT, Monday-Friday.


Be sure to bring these documents with you when applying: Social Security Cards and birth certificates for all household members, proof of all income, and photo IDs for all adult household members.  All adult household members must be present when applying.


The HAO does not have a preference.


Qualified applicants will be placed by the date and time the pre-application is received.


For more information, call the HAO office at (318) 335-2417 from 8:30 am until 3:00 pm, Monday-Friday.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (318)335-2417.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 07/05/2018.

Open Indefinitely: Public Housing Waiting List

The Housing Authority of Oakdale (HAO) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications for families and senior/disabled households.

The HAO offers one Public Housing community with 156 units for families and senior/disabled households, ranging in size from 1 to 4 bedrooms.

To apply, visit the the HAO to submit a pre-application in person, located at 801 E 7th Ave, Oakdale, LA 71463, from 8:30 am until 3:00 pm CT, Monday-Friday.

Be sure to bring these documents with you when applying: Social Security Cards and birth certificates for all household members, proof of all income, and photo IDs for all adult household members. All adult household members must be present when applying.

The HAO does not have a preference.

Qualified applicants will be placed by the date and time the pre-application is received.

For more information, call the HAO office at (318) 335-2417 from 8:30 am until 3:00 pm, Monday-Friday.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (318)335-2417.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 09/11/2015.

About Housing Authority of Oakdale

HCV Portability Status

As of 05/23/2019, it is not known if Housing Authority of Oakdale 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 Housing Authority of Oakdale Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Housing Authority of Oakdale manages 95 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 93 2
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $310 $561
Monthly Cost $28,786 $1,122

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Authority of Oakdale

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 29% having issued approximately 3 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 5 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 10 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 $12,908 per year. 97% of households were very low income (VLI) and 62% were extremely low income (ELI). 41% 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 59% 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, 51% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 19% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 25% 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, 4% of which had two adults in the household. 48% of households with children have a female head of household. 88% of all households were headed by a female.

55% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 54% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of Oakdale Housing Choice Voucher program, 19% include at least one person with a disability. 31% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 83% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

18% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 44% with 2 bedrooms and 38% with 3 or more bedrooms. 19% 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 Oakdale voucher holders in 2016 was $285 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $486. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $130.



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 Operated by Housing Authority of Oakdale

Pear Orchard

212 William St
Oakdale, LA
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