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Slidell Housing Authority

1250 Dr Martin Luther King Jr Drive
Slidell, St Tammany Parish, Louisiana 70458

Slidell Housing Authority is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of March 8th, 2021, Slidell Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Slidell Housing Authority serves Pearl River and Slidell.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Slidell Housing Authority Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Slidell Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Slidell 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.

Slidell Housing Authority Website:

Slidell Housing Authority Phone: (985) 726-9000.

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Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.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

Please note: Only the three bedroom waiting list is open for families.

The SHA offers one Public Housing community with 125 units for families and senior/disabled households, ranging in size from 1 to 3 bedrooms.

To apply, you must visit the SHA to submit a pre-application in person, located at 1250 Martin Luther King Drive, Slidell, LA 70458-4508, from 8:30 am until 12:05 pm, on Wednesdays only.

No documents are needed at this time.

The SHA does have a preference for: Veterans, and applicants living in substandard conditions.

For more information, visit the SHA website, or call the office at (985)726-9000, from 8:00 am until 4:30 pm, Monday-Thursday, and every other Friday from 8:00 am until 1:30 pm. 

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (985)726-9000.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 09/11/2015.

Other Slidell Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Slidell Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Slidell Housing Authority (SHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for four days in July 2015. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

There were two ways to apply:
1. Download the online application, then print and complete.

2. Pick up an application at the SHA.

Once the application has been completed, it must have been mailed to the SHA at:

Slidell Housing Authority
Attn: Housing Choice Voucher Program
PO Box 1392
Slidell, LA 70459

Please note: Only applications postmarked between the open dates noted above will be accepted.

Faxed, emailed or hand-delivered applications were not be accepted.

The SHA has noted on its Craigslist public notice that there were a limited number of vouchers available. 

Qualified applicants were placed onto the waiting list by random lottery. 

For more information, visit the SHA website at, or call the SHA at 985-726-9000.

Last Updated on 07/20/2015.

About Slidell Housing Authority

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

Representatives of Slidell Housing Authority may be available by phone at (985) 726-9000. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 03/08/2021, it is not known if Slidell 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 Slidell Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Slidell Housing Authority manages 415 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 Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 385 6 24
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $581 $1,066 $562
Monthly Cost $223,840 $6,398 $13,481

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Slidell 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 17% having issued approximately 25 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 10 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.6 persons and has a household income of $15,154 per year. 91% of households were very low income (VLI) and 60% were extremely low income (ELI). 43% 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 56% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

7% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 59% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 17% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 18% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 0% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

62% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 58% of households with children have a female head of household. 89% of all households were headed by a female.

87% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 86% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Slidell Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 20% include at least one person with a disability. 26% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 83% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

37% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 30% with 2 bedrooms and 33% with 3 or more bedrooms. 2% 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 Slidell Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $389 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $722. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $144.

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 Slidell Housing Authority

Washington Heights

1120 Martin Luther King Jr Dr
Slidell, Louisiana