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Kenner Housing Authority

1003 31st Street
Kenner, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana 70065

Kenner Housing Authority is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs.

Kenner Housing Authority serves Kenner.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Kenner Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Kenner Housing Authority Public Housing Closed

Other Kenner Housing Authority 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.

Kenner Housing Authority Website: http://www.kennerha.com/.

Kenner Housing Authority Phone: (504) 467-9166.

Closed: Kenner Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Kenner Housing Authority (KHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for three days in March 2016, and before that in 2007.


Kenner, LA is about 10 miles west of New Orleans, LA.



To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online pre-application. Pre-applications were available online only. Pre-applications were not accepted in person or by phone.


There were no preferences.


Applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time of pre-application submission.


Important note: Applicants will receive a confirmation number when either applying, or being placed on the waiting list, depending on housing authority policy. It is important to keep that number in a safe, easy to access place. It will be needed any time when referencing your pre-application with the housing authority.


If any of your application information changes from the time you submitted the original pre-application (such as contact information, income, and household members), inform the housing authority immediately. In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list. Please contact the housing authority to find out its policy on updating pre-application information.



For more information. visit the KHA website, or call the office at (504) 467-9166.

Last Updated on 12/01/2018.

Closed: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Kenner Housing Authority (KHA) is not accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications at this time.

Last Updated on 09/10/2015.

About Kenner Housing Authority

More information about Kenner Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.kennerha.com/.

Representatives of Kenner Housing Authority may be available by phone at (504) 467-9166. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 03/07/2021, it is not known if Kenner Housing Authority 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 Kenner Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Kenner Housing Authority manages 1,132 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 Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 784 23 325
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $673 $1,254 $554
Monthly Cost $527,862 $28,848 $179,921

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Kenner Housing Authority

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 11% having issued approximately 83 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 years and 6 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 67 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.7 persons and has a household income of $13,298 per year. 87% of households were very low income (VLI) and 65% were extremely low income (ELI). 40% of households had wages as a major source of income, 0% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 54% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

1% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 62% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 20% 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.

59% of households included children, 1% of which had two adults in the household. 56% of households with children have a female head of household. 88% of all households were headed by a female.

95% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 88% of all heads of households being Black and 2% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Kenner Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 16% include at least one person with a disability. 21% 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

4% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 45% with 2 bedrooms and 51% with 3 or more bedrooms. 32% 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 Kenner Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $343 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $591. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $103.



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 Kenner Housing Authority

Glenwood

1013 31st St
Kenner, Louisiana