About St. John the Baptist Parish Housing Authority (Section 8 Office)

The St. John the Baptist Parish Housing Authority (Section 8 Office) is a Section 8 public housing agency in La Place, Louisiana.

The St. John the Baptist Parish Housing Authority (Section 8 Office) serves St John the Baptist Parish, LaPlace and Reserve.

St. John the Baptist Parish Housing Authority (Section 8 Office) Waiting Lists

St. John the Baptist Parish Housing Authority (Section 8 Office) Section 8 HCV Waiting List : Closed

The St. John the Baptist Parish Housing Authority (SJBPHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for eight days in November 2014. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

For more information, call the SJBPHA Section 8 office at (985) 652-9036, Ext. 3101.

Last Updated on 12/15/2015.


About the St. John the Baptist Parish Housing Authority (Section 8 Office) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of March 31st, 2016 the St. John the Baptist Parish Housing Authority (Section 8 Office) manages 261 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Ported Out
Vouchers 250 11
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $718 $714
Monthly Cost $179,615 $7,856

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for St. John the Baptist Parish Housing Authority (Section 8 Office)

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 12% having issued approximately 24 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 5 years and 10 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 30 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 3.2 persons and has a household income of $13,679 per year. 92% of households were very low income (VLI) and 69% were extremely low income (ELI). 38% of households had wages as a major source of income, 3% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 58% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

0% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 70% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 18% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 12% 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.

69% of households included children, 1% of which had two adults in the household. 66% of households with children have a female head of household. 95% of all households were headed by a female.

98% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 93% of all heads of households being Black and 5% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the St. John the Baptist Parish Housing Authority (Section 8 Office) Housing Choice Voucher program, 12% 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. 71% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

0% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 19% with 2 bedrooms and 81% with 3 or more bedrooms. 30% 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. John the Baptist Parish Housing Authority (Section 8 Office) voucher holders in 2016 was $472 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $1,002. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $213.



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.


Affordable Apartments near St. John the Baptist Parish Housing Authority (Section 8 Office)

201 Rue Dubourg
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Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
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5015 Worth W 3rd St
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Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Reserve.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
1500 Calias Dr
Normandy Village II is a 120 unit low income housing apartment community in LaPlace.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in LaPlace.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit Section 515 Rural Rental Housing
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