Affordable Housing Online is monitoring the federal government's response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. As of March 13, 2020, Public Housing Agencies across the nation are closing their doors to the public. Most offices are still running and will communicate by phone, email, or mail. Some offices have drop boxes installed outside, so documents can still be hand-delivered. 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, expect a long wait time (days or weeks) for a response. To find your local PHA's contact info, browse by state here.

An extensive list of coronavirus resources for low-income households can be found here.

Section 8 Waiting Lists in Louisiana

As of April 5th 2020, there are 5 Section 8 waiting lists that are open now, opening soon, or always open in Louisiana.

Section 8 Waiting Lists Open Until Further Notice

There are 5 Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting Lists in Louisiana that are either always open or that have not announced a closing date.

There are 169 housing authorities in Louisiana which offer the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program. For more on the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program visit the Housing Choice Voucher section of our Low Income Housing Renter's Guide.

Closed Section 8 Waiting Lists

The following waiting lists have been confirmed to be closed in the last two years.

Waiting List Closed Date
Bienville Parish, Louisiana Closed on February 25th, 2020
Ville Platte, LA Section 8 HCV Waiting List Closed on February 14th, 2020
Bossier Parish, LA Section 8 HCV Waiting List Closed on January 15th, 2020
Minden, LA Section 8 HCV Waiting List Closed on December 11th, 2019
Ruston, Louisiana Closed on November 19th, 2019
Monroe, Louisiana, Limited Closed on October 31st, 2019
Monroe, LA Section 8 HCV Waiting Lists Closed on October 19th, 2019
Thibodaux, LA Section 8 HCV Waiting List Closed on August 23rd, 2019
Kinder, LA Section 8 HCV Waiting List Closed on May 14th, 2019
Shreveport, LA Section 8 HCV Waiting List Closed on April 15th, 2019
Jefferson Parrish, LA Section 8 HCV Waiting List Closed on February 3rd, 2019
Evangeline Parish, LA Section 8 HCV Waiting List Closed on November 9th, 2018
Baton Rouge, Louisiana Section 8 HCV Waiting List Closed on July 23rd, 2018