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Ponchatoula Housing Authority

1005 Pelican Drive
Ponchatoula, Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana 70454

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

Ponchatoula Housing Authority serves Ponchatoula.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Ponchatoula Housing Authority Public Housing Closed

Other Ponchatoula 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.

Ponchatoula Housing Authority Website:

Ponchatoula Housing Authority Phone: (985) 386-3257.

Closed: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the Town of Ponchatoula (HATP) is not accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications at this time.

Last Updated on 09/11/2015.

About Ponchatoula Housing Authority

More information about Ponchatoula Housing Authority can be found on its website at

Representatives of Ponchatoula Housing Authority may be available by phone at (985) 386-3257. 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 Ponchatoula 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 Ponchatoula Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Ponchatoula Housing Authority manages 44 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, 2016:

Vouchers 44
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $387
Monthly Cost $17,031

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Ponchatoula 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 33% having issued approximately 1 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 6 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2 persons and has a household income of $11,545 per year. 96% of households were very low income (VLI) and 67% were extremely low income (ELI). 29% 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 71% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

11% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 33% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 11% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 44% 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.

44% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 42% of households with children have a female head of household. 87% of all households were headed by a female.

64% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 64% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Ponchatoula Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 30% include at least one person with a disability. 16% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 90% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

29% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 47% with 2 bedrooms and 24% with 3 or more bedrooms. 22% 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 Ponchatoula Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $269 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $461. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $86.

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 Ponchatoula Housing Authority

Pelican Drive

175 Murray Rd
Ponchatoula, Louisiana