Learn more about St. John the Baptist Parish Housing Authority - Section 8.
The St. John the Baptist Parish Housing Authority (SJBPHA) is accepting Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waitlist applications from the earliest confirmed date of March 15, 2023, until further notice.
To apply during the opening period, complete the online application.
There are no preferences.
Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by random lottery.
For more information, visit the SJBPHA website.
Sources: This information was verified by the SJBPHA notice on March 16, 2023.
This waiting list is for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher rental assistance in St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana.
Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (985) 359-9037.
Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.
Last Updated on 04/10/2023.
The St. John the Baptist Parish Housing Authority (SJBPHA) Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for The New Garyville Oaks for three days in July, 2019. 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.
This waiting list had the following preferences: Local preference for eligible public housing tenants residing at the Edgard, LaPlace, Reserve and Garyville public housing developments.
Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application was received, by order of preferences.
For more information, visit the SJBPHA website.
Last Updated on 07/03/2019.
152 Joe Parquet Circle, LaPlace, LA (985) 652-9036
St. John the Baptist Parish Housing Authority - Section 8 provides affordable housing for up to 260 low and moderate income households through its Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program..
Low-income housing managed by St. John the Baptist Parish Housing Authority - Section 8 is located in St John the Baptist Parish, LA.
Households with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher managed by this housing authority must rent within its jurisdiction.
As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, St. John the Baptist Parish Housing Authority - Section 8 manages 251 active Housing Choice Vouchers.
The following table summarizes types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2021:
|Monthly Cost Per Voucher||$809||$1,023|
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by St. John the Baptist Parish Housing Authority - Section 8 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.