About Housing Authority of the City of Natchitoches

The Housing Authority of the City of Natchitoches is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in Natchitoches, Louisiana.

The Housing Authority of the City of Natchitoches serves Natchitoches.

Housing Authority of the City of Natchitoches Waiting Lists

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Now

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.

Summary

  • What: Housing Authority of the City of Natchitoches Public Housing Opening
  • How To Apply:
    • In Person Application

Last Updated on 09/11/2015.

Housing Authority of the City of Natchitoches Section 8 HCV Waiting List : Open Indefinitely

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

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.

Last Updated on 09/16/2015.


About the Housing Authority of the City of Natchitoches Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of March 31st, 2016 the Housing Authority of the City of Natchitoches manages 364 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Homeownership Ported Out
Vouchers 356 6 2
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $281 $250 $787
Monthly Cost $99,961 $1,498 $1,573

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 Operated by Housing Authority of the City of Natchitoches

668 Jackson Dr
East Natchitoches is a 228 unit low income housing apartment community in Natchitoches.
726 Brahma Dr
Brahma Drive Blanchard is a 182 unit low income housing apartment community in Natchitoches.
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Affordable Apartments near Housing Authority of the City of Natchitoches

500 North St
Natchitoches - Thomas is a 120 unit low income housing apartment community in Natchitoches.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Project Based Rental Assistance
210 Fairgrounds Rd
Magnolia Manor is a 21 unit low income housing apartment community in Natchitoches.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities Project Based Rental Assistance Accessible Units Persons With Disabilities
724 Keyser Ave
Cane Gardens Apartments is a 67 unit low income housing apartment community in Natchitoches.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Project Based Rental Assistance

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