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Housing Authority of the City of Natchitoches

536 Culbertson Lane
Natchitoches, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana 71457

Housing Authority of the City of Natchitoches is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of March 8th, 2021, Housing Authority of the City of Natchitoches has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Housing Authority of the City of Natchitoches serves Natchitoches.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Housing Authority of the City of Natchitoches Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Housing Authority of the City of Natchitoches Public Housing Open Until Further Notice

Open Housing Authority of the City of Natchitoches Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Housing Authority of the City of Natchitoches Website: http://www.natchitochesla.gov/content/city-directory#hou.

Housing Authority of the City of Natchitoches Phone: (318) 352-9774.

Open Until Further Notice: Housing Authority of the City of Natchitoches 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Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.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 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List


The Housing Authority of the City of Natchitoches (HACN) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open until further notice.

To apply, visit the HACN to submit a pre-application in person, located at 536 Culbertson Lane, Natchitoches, LA 71457, from 7:30 am until 11:00 am CT on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Be sure to bring these documents with you when applying: Social Security Cards and birth certificates for all household members, proof of all income, three months of bank statements, last years W-2s and tax forms, Social Security award letter (if applicable), and photo IDs for all adult household members. All adult household members must be present when applying.

The HACN does have a preference for: Working families, elderly, disabled, and live and/or work in Natchitoches.

For more information, call the HACN office at (318) 357-8064 during normal office hours.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (318)352-9774.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 06/29/2018.

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing 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 Public Housing Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of Natchitoches (HACN) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications for families and senior/disabled households.

The HACN offers two Public Housing communities with 398 units for families and senior/disabled households, ranging in size from 1 to 4 bedrooms.

To apply, visit the HACN to submit a pre-application in person, located at 536 Culbertson Lane, Natchitoches, LA 71457, from 7:30 am until 11:00 am, on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Be sure to bring these documents with you when applying: Social Security Cards and birth certificates for all household members, proof of all income, three months of bank statements, last years W-2's and tax forms, if receiving Social Security, you must bring the award letter, and photo IDs for all adult household members. All adult household members must be present when applying.

The HACN does have a preference for: Working families, elderly, disabled, and live and/or work in Natchitoches.

For more information, call the HACN office at (318)357-8064 during normal office hours.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (318)352-9774.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 09/11/2015.

About Housing Authority of the City of Natchitoches

More information about Housing Authority of the City of Natchitoches can be found on its website at http://www.natchitochesla.gov/content/city-directory#hou.

Representatives of Housing Authority of the City of Natchitoches may be available by phone at (318) 352-9774. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 03/08/2021, it is not known if Housing Authority of the City of Natchitoches 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 the City of Natchitoches Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Housing Authority of the City of Natchitoches manages 357 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 Homeownership Ported Out
Vouchers 348 5 4
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $298 $344 $901
Monthly Cost $103,812 $1,721 $3,603

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Authority of the City of Natchitoches

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 22% having issued approximately 17 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 5 years0 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 4 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.1 persons and has a household income of $11,809 per year. 94% of households were very low income (VLI) and 65% were extremely low income (ELI). 37% 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 63% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

15% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 52% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 16% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 17% 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.

47% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 45% of households with children have a female head of household. 81% of all households were headed by a female.

97% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 94% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of the City of Natchitoches Housing Choice Voucher program, 21% include at least one person with a disability. 34% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 75% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

66% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 25% with 2 bedrooms and 9% with 3 or more bedrooms. 1% 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 the City of Natchitoches voucher holders in 2016 was $288 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $403. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $92.



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 the City of Natchitoches

East Natchitoches

668 Jackson Dr
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Brahma Drive Blanchard

726 Brahma Dr
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