Housing Authority of the City of Sulphur

312 Brook Street
Sulphur, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana 70663

Housing Authority of the City of Sulphur is a Public Housing Agency in Sulphur, Louisiana that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of February 21st, 2020, Housing Authority of the City of Sulphur has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Housing Authority of the City of Sulphur Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Housing Authority of the City of Sulphur serves Sulphur.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Housing Authority of the City of Sulphur Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice

Open Housing Authority of the City of Sulphur Waiting Lists

Open Until Further Notice: Housing Authority of the City of Sulphur 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Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.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 Sulphur (HACS) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open until further notice.

To apply, visit the HACS to submit a pre-application in person, located at 312 Brook St., Sulphur, LA 70663, from 9:00 am until 11:00 am CT; and 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm, Monday-Thursday.

Be sure to bring these documents when applying: Social Security Cards and birth certificates for all members of the household, photo IDs for all adult household members, and Social Security award letter (if applicable). All adults must be present when applying.

The HACS does have a preference for: Working families, elderly, or disabled individuals.

For more information, call the HACS office at (337) 527-5248 from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm, Monday-Thursday.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (318)527-5248.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 06/28/2018.

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Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.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 Sulpher (HACS) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications for families and senior/disabled households.

The HACS offers one Public Housing community with 202 units for families and senior/disabled households, ranging in size from 1 to 4 bedrooms.

To apply, visit the HACS to submit a pre-application in person, located at 312 Brook St, Sulphur, LA 70663, from 9:00 am until 11:00 am, and from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm, Monday-Thursday.

Be sure to bring these documents when applying: Social Security Cards and birth certificates for everyone in the household, photo IDs for all adult household members, and if receiving Social Security, bring the award letter. All adults must be present when applying.

The HACS does have a preference for: Working families, elderly, or disabled individuals.

For more information, call the HACS office at (337) 527-5248, from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm, Monday-Thursday.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (318)527-5248.

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 Sulphur

Representatives of Housing Authority of the City of Sulphur may be available by phone at (318) 527-5248. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 02/21/2020, it is not known if Housing Authority of the City of Sulphur 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 Sulphur Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Housing Authority of the City of Sulphur manages 67 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of September 30th, 2019:

Standard
Vouchers 67
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $478
Monthly Cost $32,046

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

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 23% having issued approximately 3 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 19 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.9 persons and has a household income of $12,905 per year. 92% of households were very low income (VLI) and 68% were extremely low income (ELI). 30% 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 70% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

13% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 43% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 23% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 22% 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.

42% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 41% of households with children have a female head of household. 87% of all households were headed by a female.

30% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 27% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of the City of Sulphur Housing Choice Voucher program, 30% include at least one person with a disability. 47% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 82% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

30% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 47% with 2 bedrooms and 23% with 3 or more bedrooms. 29% 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 Sulphur voucher holders in 2016 was $314 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $539. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $94.



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 Sulphur

1 Sherwood Dr

1 Sherwood Dr
Sulphur, Louisiana