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St. John the Baptist Parish Housing Authority - Section 8

152 Joe Parquet Circle
LaPlace, St John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana 70068

St. John the Baptist Parish Housing Authority - Section 8 is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program.

St. John the Baptist Parish Housing Authority - Section 8 serves St John the Baptist Parish.

Waiting list information for the St. John the Baptist Parish Housing Authority Public Housing program can be found here.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
St. John the Baptist Parish Housing Choice Voucher Closed
The New Garyville Oaks Project-Based Voucher Closed

Other St. John the Baptist Parish Housing Authority - Section 8 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.

St. John the Baptist Parish Housing Authority - Section 8 Phone: (985) 652-9036.

Closed: St. John the Baptist Parish Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

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, contact the Housing Authority of St. John the Baptist Parish.

Last Updated on 03/20/2019.

Closed: The New Garyville Oaks Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

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.

Please note: 

  • Garyville Residential, LLC manages on behalf of the St. John the Baptist Parish Housing Authority (SJBPHA).
  • The New Garyville Oaks offers 1 and 2-Bedroom units.

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.

About St. John the Baptist Parish Housing Authority - Section 8

Representatives of St. John the Baptist Parish Housing Authority - Section 8 may be available by phone at (985) 652-9036. 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 St. John the Baptist Parish Housing Authority - Section 8 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 St. John the Baptist Parish Housing Authority - Section 8 Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, St. John the Baptist Parish Housing Authority - Section 8 manages 253 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
Vouchers 248 5
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $780 $766
Monthly Cost $193,553 $3,832

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

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 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 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.