St. Bernard Parish Government Housing and Redevelopment Department

8201 West Judge Perez Drive, Chatham, LA

There are no open waiting lists offered by St. Bernard Parish Government Housing and Redevelopment Department. Go to the Louisiana Section 8 Waiting Lists page or the Louisiana Public Housing Waiting Lists page for nearby housing applications.

Closed: St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The St. Bernard Parish Government Housing and Redevelopment Department (SBPHR) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is closed.

The SBPHR last accepted applications for this waiting list from September 1, 2022, until September 7, 2022. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application. No mailed, faxed, hand-delivered or emailed applications were accepted.

The maximum income limits for each household size were listed on the public notice.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

500 applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery.

For more information, visit the SBPHR website.

Sources: This information was verified by the SBPHR public notice on August 22, 2022.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher rental assistance in St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana.

Last Updated on 09/07/2022.

About St. Bernard Parish Government Housing and Redevelopment Department

Phone: (504) 278-4468.

Office Hours

Open today from 8:00am to 4:30pm CT.

Day Hours
Monday 9:00am-4:30pm
Tuesday 8:00am-4:30pm
Wednesday 8:00am-4:30pm
Thursday 8:00am-4:30pm
Friday 8:00am-4:30pm

About the St. Bernard Parish Government Housing and Redevelopment Department Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, St. Bernard Parish Government Housing and Redevelopment Department manages 487 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following table summarizes types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2021:

Standard Ported Out
Vouchers 486 1
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $685 $984
Monthly Cost $332,826 $984
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 4% having issued approximately 171 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 years and 4 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 37 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 $13,838 per year. 92% of households were very low income (VLI) and 65% were extremely low income (ELI). 38% 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 60% 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, 60% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 22% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 17% 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.

57% of households included children, 1% of which had two adults in the household. 54% of households with children have a female head of household. 86% of all households were headed by a female.

78% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 76% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the St. Bernard Parish Government Housing and Redevelopment Department Housing Choice Voucher program, 18% include at least one person with a disability. 25% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 63% 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, 43% with 2 bedrooms and 52% with 3 or more bedrooms. 39% 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 St. Bernard Parish Government Housing and Redevelopment Department voucher holders in 2016 was $359 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $965. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $134.

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.