Housing Authority of the Parish of Caldwell

103 N Alvin Street
Columbia, Caldwell Parish, Louisiana
(318) 649-5022

Program Details

Housing Authority of the Parish of Caldwell is a Section 8 and Public Housing Agency in Columbia, Louisiana.

Housing Authority of the Parish of Caldwell serves Caldwell Parish.

Housing Authority of the Parish of Caldwell Waiting Lists

Caldwell Parish, Louisiana Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List: Open Indefinitely

The Housing Authority of the Parish of Caldwell (HAPC) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open, from July 2, 2018 at 8:00 am CT, until further notice. It was last open in February, 2017 and before that in 2015.

There are two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Complete the application at the HAPC located at 103 N Alvin St, Columbia, Louisiana, 71418, from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm CT.
  2. Pick up an application at HAPC, located at the address listed above, during normal office hours.

Once the application has been completed, it must be hand delivered to the address listed above.

There are no preferences.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received.

For more information, call the HAPC office at (318) 649-5022 during normal office hours.


After applying, learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 07/16/2018.

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Indefinitely

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

The HAPC offers one Public Housing community with 116 units for families and senior/disabled households, ranging in size from 1 to 4 bedrooms.

There are two ways to apply:
1. Visit the HAPC to pick up a pre-application, located at 103 N Alvin St, Columbia, LA 71418 during normal office hours.
2. Request to have a pre-application mailed to you by calling (318) 649-5022 during normal office hours.

Once the pre-application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above.

Be sure to include copies of these documents with the pre-application: Social Security Cards and birth certificates for all household members, photo IDs for all adult household members, proof of all income, food stamp award letter if applicable, child support print out if applicable, and three months of bank statements.

The HAPC 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 HAPC office at (318) 649-5022 during normal office hours.


After applying, learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 09/11/2015.

About Housing Authority of the Parish of Caldwell

HCV Portability Status

As of 07/20/2018, it is not known if Housing Authority of the Parish of Caldwell is accepting 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 Parish of Caldwell Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Housing Authority of the Parish of Caldwell manages 81 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard
Vouchers81
Monthly Cost Per Voucher$344
Monthly Cost$27,834

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Authority of the Parish of Caldwell

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 14% having issued approximately 7 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 years and 5 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 7 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.3 persons and has a household income of $11,248 per year. 94% of households were very low income (VLI) and 56% 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 61% 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, 46% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 22% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 27% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 3% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

51% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 48% of households with children have a female head of household. 83% of all households were headed by a female.

28% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 28% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of the Parish of Caldwell Housing Choice Voucher program, 21% 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. 62% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

17% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 49% with 2 bedrooms and 34% with 3 or more bedrooms. 27% 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 Parish of Caldwell voucher holders in 2016 was $284 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $495. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $155.



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.


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