St. Martin Parish Police Jury

420 E Bridge St
Breaux Bridge, Allen Parish, Louisiana 70517
(337) 394-2246

St. Martin Parish Police Jury is a public housing agency in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program.

St. Martin Parish Police Jury serves Breaux Bridge and St Martinville.

About St. Martin Parish Police Jury

HCV Portability Status

As of 05/20/2019, it is not known if St. Martin Parish Police Jury 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. Martin Parish Police Jury Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, St. Martin Parish Police Jury manages 213 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 212 1
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $395 $643
Monthly Cost $83,673 $643

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for St. Martin Parish Police Jury

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 27% having issued approximately 9 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 4 years and 1 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 5 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 $13,521 per year. 97% of households were very low income (VLI) and 77% were extremely low income (ELI). 40% 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 60% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

16% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 58% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 13% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 13% 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.

66% of households included children, 1% of which had two adults in the household. 64% of households with children have a female head of household. 93% of all households were headed by a female.

88% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 88% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the St. Martin Parish Police Jury Housing Choice Voucher program, 9% include at least one person with a disability. 16% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 53% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

6% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 46% with 2 bedrooms and 49% with 3 or more bedrooms. 34% 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. Martin Parish Police Jury voucher holders in 2016 was $318 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $550. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $122.



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.