About Housing Authority of the City of Sulphur

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

The Housing Authority of the City of Sulphur serves Sulphur.

Housing Authority of the City of Sulphur Waiting Lists

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Now

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.

Summary

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

Last Updated on 09/11/2015.

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

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

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.

Last Updated on 09/16/2015.


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

As of March 31st, 2016 the Housing Authority of the City of Sulphur manages 79 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 78 1
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $426 $418
Monthly Cost $33,259 $418

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.


Affordable Apartments near Housing Authority of the City of Sulphur

700 Henning Dr
Sulphur Springs II is a 76 unit low income housing apartment community in Sulphur.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Sulphur.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
210 N Beglis Pkwy
Parkway Apartments is a 48 unit low income housing apartment community in Sulphur.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Sulphur.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit HOME
1800 Beglis Pkwy
Town and Country Apartments is a 48 unit low income housing apartment community in Sulphur.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Sulphur.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
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