Open Section 8 Waiting Lists in Louisiana

Find applications for 5 open Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists in Louisiana. There are 161 housing authorities with voucher programs serving about 587,890 renter households in Louisiana. Among these, 5.6 percent of housing authorities run larger voucher programs serving thousands of renters. Over the last three years, there have been 30 waiting lists open in Louisiana.

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Louisiana Housing Authorities

Alexandria Housing Authority

Waiting List Status
Alexandria Housing Authority Closed

Alexandria Housing Authority is not accepting applications for any waiting lists now, and the waiting lists are not scheduled to open anytime soon. However, Public Housing Agencies offer more programs than the Section 8 and Public Housing Programs.

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Ascension Parish Section 8 Program

Ascension Parish Section 8 Program serves Louisiana.

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Assumption Parish Police Jury

Assumption Parish Police Jury serves Louisiana.

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Avoyelles Parish Police Jury

Avoyelles Parish Police Jury serves Louisiana.

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Bienville Parish Police Jury

Waiting List Status
Bienville Parish, Louisiana Closed

Bienville Parish Police Jury is not accepting applications for any waiting lists now, and the waiting lists are not scheduled to open anytime soon. However, Public Housing Agencies offer more programs than the Section 8 and Public Housing Programs.

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Bogalusa Housing Authority

Bogalusa Housing Authority serves Louisiana.

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Bossier Parish Housing Authority

Waiting List Status
Bossier Parish, Louisiana Closed

Bossier Parish Housing Authority is not accepting applications for any waiting lists now, and the waiting lists are not scheduled to open anytime soon. However, Public Housing Agencies offer more programs than the Section 8 and Public Housing Programs.

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Caddo Parish Commission

Caddo Parish Commission serves Louisiana.

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Calcasieu Parish Police Jury Housing Department

Waiting List Status
Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana Closed

Calcasieu Parish Police Jury Housing Department is not accepting applications for any waiting lists now, and the waiting lists are not scheduled to open anytime soon. However, Public Housing Agencies offer more programs than the Section 8 and Public Housing Programs.

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Catahoula Parish Police Jury

Catahoula Parish Police Jury serves Louisiana.

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Church Point Housing Authority

Waiting List Status
Church Point Housing Authority Closed

Church Point Housing Authority is not accepting applications for any waiting lists now, and the waiting lists are not scheduled to open anytime soon. However, Public Housing Agencies offer more programs than the Section 8 and Public Housing Programs.

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City of Baton Rouge Office of Community Development

City of Baton Rouge Office of Community Development serves Louisiana.

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City of Donaldsonville

City of Donaldsonville serves Louisiana.

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City of New Iberia

Waiting List Status
City of New Iberia Community Development Department Closed

City of New Iberia is not accepting applications for any waiting lists now, and the waiting lists are not scheduled to open anytime soon. However, Public Housing Agencies offer more programs than the Section 8 and Public Housing Programs.

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City of Plaquemine Section 8 Office

Waiting List Status
City of Plaquemine Section 8 Office Closed

City of Plaquemine Section 8 Office is not accepting applications for any waiting lists now, and the waiting lists are not scheduled to open anytime soon. However, Public Housing Agencies offer more programs than the Section 8 and Public Housing Programs.

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City of Port Allen

City of Port Allen serves Louisiana.

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City of Thibodaux Office of Housing and Community Development

Waiting List Status
Thibodaux, Louisiana Closed

City of Thibodaux Office of Housing and Community Development is not accepting applications for any waiting lists now, and the waiting lists are not scheduled to open anytime soon. However, Public Housing Agencies offer more programs than the Section 8 and Public Housing Programs.

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City of Ville Platte Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Department

Waiting List Status
Ville Platte, Louisiana Closed

City of Ville Platte Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Department is not accepting applications for any waiting lists now, and the waiting lists are not scheduled to open anytime soon. However, Public Housing Agencies offer more programs than the Section 8 and Public Housing Programs.

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Claiborne Parish Section 8

Claiborne Parish Section 8 serves Louisiana.

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Community Support Programs Inc.

Community Support Programs Inc. serves Louisiana.

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Concordia Parish Police Jury

Concordia Parish Police Jury serves Louisiana.

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Desoto Parish Police Jury

Desoto Parish Police Jury serves Louisiana.

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East Baton Rouge Parish Housing Authority

Waiting List Status
Baton Rouge, Louisiana Closed
Plaquemine, Louisiana Closed

East Baton Rouge Parish Housing Authority is not accepting applications for any waiting lists now, and the waiting lists are not scheduled to open anytime soon. However, Public Housing Agencies offer more programs than the Section 8 and Public Housing Programs.

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East Carroll Parish Housing Authority

East Carroll Parish Housing Authority serves Louisiana.

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East Carroll Parish Police Jury

East Carroll Parish Police Jury serves Louisiana.

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Evangeline Parish Police Jury

Waiting List Status
Evangeline Parish, Louisiana Closed

Evangeline Parish Police Jury is not accepting applications for any waiting lists now, and the waiting lists are not scheduled to open anytime soon. However, Public Housing Agencies offer more programs than the Section 8 and Public Housing Programs.

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Franklin Parish Police Jury

Franklin Parish Police Jury serves Louisiana.

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Housing Auth. of the Town of St. Martinville

Housing Auth. of the Town of St. Martinville serves Louisiana.

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Housing Authority of Bossier City

Housing Authority of Bossier City serves Louisiana.

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Housing Authority of City of Covington

Housing Authority of City of Covington serves Louisiana.

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Housing Authority of City of Opelousas

Housing Authority of City of Opelousas serves Louisiana.

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Housing Authority of Crowley

Housing Authority of Crowley serves Louisiana.

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Housing Authority of Duson

Housing Authority of Duson serves Louisiana.

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Housing Authority of Farmerville

Housing Authority of Farmerville serves Louisiana.

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Housing Authority of Ferriday

Housing Authority of Ferriday serves Louisiana.

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Housing Authority of Gibsland

Housing Authority of Gibsland serves Louisiana.

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Housing Authority of Grant Parish

Housing Authority of Grant Parish serves Louisiana.

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Housing Authority of Hammond

Housing Authority of Hammond serves Louisiana.

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Housing Authority of Homer

Housing Authority of Homer serves Louisiana.

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Housing Authority of Jefferson Parish

Waiting List Status
Jefferson Parrish, Louisiana Closed
Jefferson Parish, Louisiana Limited Closed

Housing Authority of Jefferson Parish is not accepting applications for any waiting lists now, and the waiting lists are not scheduled to open anytime soon. However, Public Housing Agencies offer more programs than the Section 8 and Public Housing Programs.

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Housing Authority of Jena

Housing Authority of Jena serves Louisiana.

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Housing Authority of Kaplan

Housing Authority of Kaplan serves Louisiana.

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Housing Authority of Lafourche Parish

Waiting List Status
Lafourche Parish, Louisiana Closed

Housing Authority of Lafourche Parish is not accepting applications for any waiting lists now, and the waiting lists are not scheduled to open anytime soon. However, Public Housing Agencies offer more programs than the Section 8 and Public Housing Programs.

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Housing Authority of Natchitoches Parish

Waiting List Status
Housing Authority of Natchitoches Parish Open Until Further Notice

Housing Authority of Natchitoches Parish is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Housing Authority of New Iberia

Housing Authority of New Iberia serves Louisiana.

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Housing Authority of New Orleans

Waiting List Status
Orleans Parish, Louisiana Closed

Housing Authority of New Orleans is not accepting applications for any waiting lists now, and the waiting lists are not scheduled to open anytime soon. However, Public Housing Agencies offer more programs than the Section 8 and Public Housing Programs.

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Housing Authority of Newellton

Housing Authority of Newellton serves Louisiana.

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Housing Authority of Oakdale

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Housing Authority of Oakdale Open Until Further Notice

Housing Authority of Oakdale is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Housing Authority of Pearl River

Housing Authority of Pearl River serves Louisiana.

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Housing Authority of Rapides Parish

Housing Authority of Rapides Parish serves Louisiana.

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Housing Authority of Rayne

Housing Authority of Rayne serves Louisiana.

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Housing Authority of Ruston

Housing Authority of Ruston serves Louisiana.

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Housing Authority of Sabine Parish

Housing Authority of Sabine Parish serves Louisiana.

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Housing Authority of South Landry

Housing Authority of South Landry serves Louisiana.

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Housing Authority of St. James Parish

Housing Authority of St. James Parish serves Louisiana.

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Housing Authority of Vernon Parish

Housing Authority of Vernon Parish serves Louisiana.

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Housing Authority of Vivian

Housing Authority of Vivian serves Louisiana.

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Housing Authority of Westwego

Housing Authority of Westwego serves Louisiana.

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Housing Authority of Winnfield

Housing Authority of Winnfield serves Louisiana.

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Housing Authority of the City of Abbeville

Housing Authority of the City of Abbeville serves Louisiana.

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Housing Authority of the City of Breaux Bridge

Housing Authority of the City of Breaux Bridge serves Louisiana.

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Housing Authority of the City of Denham Springs

Waiting List Status
Housing Authority of the City of Denham Springs Closed

Housing Authority of the City of Denham Springs is not accepting applications for any waiting lists now, and the waiting lists are not scheduled to open anytime soon. However, Public Housing Agencies offer more programs than the Section 8 and Public Housing Programs.

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Housing Authority of the City of Dequincy

Housing Authority of the City of Dequincy serves Louisiana.

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Housing Authority of the City of Deridder

Housing Authority of the City of Deridder serves Louisiana.

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Housing Authority of the City of Donaldsonville

Housing Authority of the City of Donaldsonville serves Louisiana.

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Housing Authority of the City of Eunice

Housing Authority of the City of Eunice serves Louisiana.

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Housing Authority of the City of Houma

Housing Authority of the City of Houma serves Louisiana.

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Housing Authority of the City of Jennings

Housing Authority of the City of Jennings serves Louisiana.

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Housing Authority of the City of Leesville

Housing Authority of the City of Leesville serves Louisiana.

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Housing Authority of the City of Natchitoches

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Housing Authority of the City of Natchitoches Open Until Further Notice

Housing Authority of the City of Natchitoches is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Housing Authority of the City of Shreveport

Waiting List Status
Shreveport, Louisiana Closed

Housing Authority of the City of Shreveport is not accepting applications for any waiting lists now, and the waiting lists are not scheduled to open anytime soon. However, Public Housing Agencies offer more programs than the Section 8 and Public Housing Programs.

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Housing Authority of the City of Sulphur

Waiting List Status
Housing Authority of the City of Sulphur Open Until Further Notice

Housing Authority of the City of Sulphur is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Housing Authority of the Parish of Caldwell

Waiting List Status
Caldwell Parish, Louisiana Open Until Further Notice

Housing Authority of the Parish of Caldwell is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Housing Authority of the Town of Arcadia

Housing Authority of the Town of Arcadia serves Louisiana.

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Housing Authority of the Town of Basile

Housing Authority of the Town of Basile serves Louisiana.

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Housing Authority of the Town of Berwick

Housing Authority of the Town of Berwick serves Louisiana.

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Housing Authority of the Town of Bunkie

Housing Authority of the Town of Bunkie serves Louisiana.

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Housing Authority of the Town of Colfax

Waiting List Status
Housing Authority of the Town of Colfax Closed

Housing Authority of the Town of Colfax is not accepting applications for any waiting lists now, and the waiting lists are not scheduled to open anytime soon. However, Public Housing Agencies offer more programs than the Section 8 and Public Housing Programs.

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Housing Authority of the Town of Cotton Valley

Housing Authority of the Town of Cotton Valley serves Louisiana.

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Housing Authority of the Town of Cottonport

Housing Authority of the Town of Cottonport serves Louisiana.

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Housing Authority of the Town of Delcambre

Housing Authority of the Town of Delcambre serves Louisiana.

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Housing Authority of the Town of Delhi

Housing Authority of the Town of Delhi serves Louisiana.

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Housing Authority of the Town of East Hodge

Housing Authority of the Town of East Hodge serves Louisiana.

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Housing Authority of the Town of Elton

Housing Authority of the Town of Elton serves Louisiana.

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Housing Authority of the Town of Erath

Housing Authority of the Town of Erath serves Louisiana.

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Housing Authority of the Town of Grambling

Housing Authority of the Town of Grambling serves Louisiana.

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Housing Authority of the Town of Gueydan

Housing Authority of the Town of Gueydan serves Louisiana.

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Housing Authority of the Town of Haynesville

Housing Authority of the Town of Haynesville serves Louisiana.

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Housing Authority of the Town of Iowa

Housing Authority of the Town of Iowa serves Louisiana.

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Housing Authority of the Town of Jonesboro

Housing Authority of the Town of Jonesboro serves Louisiana.

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Housing Authority of the Town of Lake Arthur

Housing Authority of the Town of Lake Arthur serves Louisiana.

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Housing Authority of the Town of Lake Providence

Housing Authority of the Town of Lake Providence serves Louisiana.

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Housing Authority of the Town of Logansport

Housing Authority of the Town of Logansport serves Louisiana.

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Housing Authority of the Town of Mamou

Housing Authority of the Town of Mamou serves Louisiana.

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Housing Authority of the Town of Mansfield

Housing Authority of the Town of Mansfield serves Louisiana.

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Housing Authority of the Town of Merryville

Housing Authority of the Town of Merryville serves Louisiana.

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Housing Authority of the Town of New Roads

Housing Authority of the Town of New Roads serves Louisiana.

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Housing Authority of the Town of Oberlin

Housing Authority of the Town of Oberlin serves Louisiana.

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Housing Authority of the Town of Oil City

Housing Authority of the Town of Oil City serves Louisiana.

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Housing Authority of the Town of Olla

Housing Authority of the Town of Olla serves Louisiana.

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Housing Authority of the Town of Patterson

Housing Authority of the Town of Patterson serves Louisiana.

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Housing Authority of the Town of Rayville

Housing Authority of the Town of Rayville serves Louisiana.

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Housing Authority of the Town of Simmesport

Housing Authority of the Town of Simmesport serves Louisiana.

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Housing Authority of the Town of Vinton

Housing Authority of the Town of Vinton serves Louisiana.

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Housing Authority of the Town of Welsh

Housing Authority of the Town of Welsh serves Louisiana.

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Housing Authority of the Town of White Castle

Housing Authority of the Town of White Castle serves Louisiana.

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Housing Authority of the Town of Winnsboro

Housing Authority of the Town of Winnsboro serves Louisiana.

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Housing Authority of the Town of Youngsville

Housing Authority of the Town of Youngsville serves Louisiana.

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Housing Authority of the Village of Parks

Housing Authority of the Village of Parks serves Louisiana.

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Iberia Parish Government

Iberia Parish Government serves Louisiana.

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Iberville Parish Government

Iberville Parish Government serves Louisiana.

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Jackson Parish Police Jury

Jackson Parish Police Jury serves Louisiana.

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Jeanerette Public Housing Agency

Jeanerette Public Housing Agency serves Louisiana.

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Jefferson Davis Parish Section 8

Jefferson Davis Parish Section 8 serves Louisiana.

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Kenner Housing Authority

Waiting List Status
Kenner, Louisiana Closed

Kenner Housing Authority is not accepting applications for any waiting lists now, and the waiting lists are not scheduled to open anytime soon. However, Public Housing Agencies offer more programs than the Section 8 and Public Housing Programs.

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Kentwood

Kentwood serves Louisiana.

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Kinder Housing Authority

Kinder Housing Authority serves Louisiana.

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Kinder Housing Program

Waiting List Status
Kinder, Louisiana Closed

Kinder Housing Program is not accepting applications for any waiting lists now, and the waiting lists are not scheduled to open anytime soon. However, Public Housing Agencies offer more programs than the Section 8 and Public Housing Programs.

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Lafayette Housing Authority

Waiting List Status
Lafayette, Louisiana Closed

Lafayette Housing Authority is not accepting applications for any waiting lists now, and the waiting lists are not scheduled to open anytime soon. However, Public Housing Agencies offer more programs than the Section 8 and Public Housing Programs.

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Lafourche Parish Housing Authority

Waiting List Status
Lafourche Parish, Louisiana Closed

Lafourche Parish Housing Authority is not accepting applications for any waiting lists now, and the waiting lists are not scheduled to open anytime soon. However, Public Housing Agencies offer more programs than the Section 8 and Public Housing Programs.

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Lake Charles Housing Authority

Waiting List Status
Lake Charles, Louisiana Closed

Lake Charles Housing Authority is not accepting applications for any waiting lists now, and the waiting lists are not scheduled to open anytime soon. However, Public Housing Agencies offer more programs than the Section 8 and Public Housing Programs.

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Lincoln Parish Police Jury

Lincoln Parish Police Jury serves Louisiana.

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Louisiana Housing Authority

Louisiana Housing Authority serves Louisiana.

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Marksville Housing Authority

Marksville Housing Authority serves Louisiana.

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Minden Housing Authority

Waiting List Status
Minden, Louisiana Closed

Minden Housing Authority is not accepting applications for any waiting lists now, and the waiting lists are not scheduled to open anytime soon. However, Public Housing Agencies offer more programs than the Section 8 and Public Housing Programs.

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Monroe Housing Authority

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Monroe, Louisiana Closed

Monroe Housing Authority is not accepting applications for any waiting lists now, and the waiting lists are not scheduled to open anytime soon. However, Public Housing Agencies offer more programs than the Section 8 and Public Housing Programs.

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Morehouse Parish Police Jury

Morehouse Parish Police Jury serves Louisiana.

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Morgan City Housing Authority

Waiting List Status
Morgan City Housing Authority Closed

Morgan City Housing Authority is not accepting applications for any waiting lists now, and the waiting lists are not scheduled to open anytime soon. However, Public Housing Agencies offer more programs than the Section 8 and Public Housing Programs.

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New Roads City

New Roads City serves Louisiana.

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Ouachita Parish Police Jury

Ouachita Parish Police Jury serves Louisiana.

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Pilgrim Rest Community Development Agency

Pilgrim Rest Community Development Agency serves Louisiana.

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Pineville Housing Authority

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Pineville, Louisiana Closed

Pineville Housing Authority is not accepting applications for any waiting lists now, and the waiting lists are not scheduled to open anytime soon. However, Public Housing Agencies offer more programs than the Section 8 and Public Housing Programs.

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Ponchatoula Housing Authority

Ponchatoula Housing Authority serves Louisiana.

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Rayne City

Rayne City serves Louisiana.

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Red River Parish Police Jury

Red River Parish Police Jury serves Louisiana.

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Section 8 Housing Office of the City of Ruston

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Ruston, Louisiana Closed

Section 8 Housing Office of the City of Ruston is not accepting applications for any waiting lists now, and the waiting lists are not scheduled to open anytime soon. However, Public Housing Agencies offer more programs than the Section 8 and Public Housing Programs.

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Slidell Housing Authority

Waiting List Status
Slidell Housing Authority Closed

Slidell Housing Authority is not accepting applications for any waiting lists now, and the waiting lists are not scheduled to open anytime soon. However, Public Housing Agencies offer more programs than the Section 8 and Public Housing Programs.

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Southwest Acadia Consolidated Housing Authority

Southwest Acadia Consolidated Housing Authority serves Louisiana.

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St. Bernard Parish Government Housing and Redevelopment Department

Waiting List Status
St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana Closed

St. Bernard Parish Government Housing and Redevelopment Department is not accepting applications for any waiting lists now, and the waiting lists are not scheduled to open anytime soon. However, Public Housing Agencies offer more programs than the Section 8 and Public Housing Programs.

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St. Charles Parish Housing Authority

Waiting List Status
St. Charles Parish, Louisiana Closed

St. Charles Parish Housing Authority is not accepting applications for any waiting lists now, and the waiting lists are not scheduled to open anytime soon. However, Public Housing Agencies offer more programs than the Section 8 and Public Housing Programs.

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St. John the Baptist Parish Housing Authority - Public Housing

St. John the Baptist Parish Housing Authority - Public Housing serves Louisiana.

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St. John the Baptist Parish Housing Authority - Section 8

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St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana Closed

St. John the Baptist Parish Housing Authority - Section 8 is not accepting applications for any waiting lists now, and the waiting lists are not scheduled to open anytime soon. However, Public Housing Agencies offer more programs than the Section 8 and Public Housing Programs.

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St. Landry Parish Housing Authority

St. Landry Parish Housing Authority serves Louisiana.

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St. Martin Parish Police Jury

St. Martin Parish Police Jury serves Louisiana.

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St. Martinville City

St. Martinville City serves Louisiana.

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St. Mary Parish Council

St. Mary Parish Council serves Louisiana.

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Tallulah City

Tallulah City serves Louisiana.

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Tangipahoa Parish Council

Tangipahoa Parish Council serves Louisiana.

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Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government

Waiting List Status
Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana Closed

Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government is not accepting applications for any waiting lists now, and the waiting lists are not scheduled to open anytime soon. However, Public Housing Agencies offer more programs than the Section 8 and Public Housing Programs.

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Thibodaux Housing Authority

Thibodaux Housing Authority serves Louisiana.

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Town of Independence HA

Town of Independence HA serves Louisiana.

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Town of White Castle

Town of White Castle serves Louisiana.

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Union Parish Police Jury

Union Parish Police Jury serves Louisiana.

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Village of Fenton Housing Authority

Village of Fenton Housing Authority serves Louisiana.

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Ville Platte Housing Authority

Ville Platte Housing Authority serves Louisiana.

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Washington Parish Housing Authority

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Washington Parish Housing Authority Closed

Washington Parish Housing Authority is not accepting applications for any waiting lists now, and the waiting lists are not scheduled to open anytime soon. However, Public Housing Agencies offer more programs than the Section 8 and Public Housing Programs.

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Webster Parish Police Jury

Webster Parish Police Jury serves Louisiana.

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West Baton Rouge Parish Council

West Baton Rouge Parish Council serves Louisiana.

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West Carroll Parish Police Jury Housing Assistance

West Carroll Parish Police Jury Housing Assistance serves Louisiana.

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West Monroe Housing Authority

Waiting List Status
West Monroe, Louisiana Closed

West Monroe Housing Authority is not accepting applications for any waiting lists now, and the waiting lists are not scheduled to open anytime soon. However, Public Housing Agencies offer more programs than the Section 8 and Public Housing Programs.

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Winn Parish Police Jury

Winn Parish Police Jury serves Louisiana.

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Are Section 8 Waiting Lists Open in Louisiana?

As of February 23, 2024, AHO is tracking 0 waiting lists open right now that are scheduled to close in the near future. Additionally, AHO is monitoring 5 waiting lists that are open until further notice.

AHO encourages you to first apply to the waiting lists that are scheduled to close, as most housing choice voucher programs do not have a set schedule for when they will reopen their waiting lists.

AHO still encourages you to apply to continuously open waiting lists as soon as possible. These waiting lists may close without sufficient notice.

In total, there are 5 waiting lists you can apply to right now and 0 waiting lists you can apply to soon.

How many HCV waiting lists were open in Louisiana in the last few years?

During the last three years, there were 30 HCV waiting lists open for at least a day in Louisiana.

How long were HCV waiting lists kept open in Louisiana in the last few years?

Section 8 HCV waiting lists in Louisiana were kept open an average of 239 days over the last three years.

Many waiting lists were kept open only a short time. In the last three years, 66.7% were open seven days or less and 16.7% were open for only one day (or a few hours) . This means that it is important for low-income renters to apply right away when they find an open waiting list.

How hard is it to get a voucher if I don't currently live in the area the housing authority serves?

Renters can apply to any open HCV waiting list in the country. The program is supposed to promote mobility so that renters can move to places with more opportunity.

Some housing authorities have a preference for local residents in their waiting list placement. If you live outside the area you can get on the waiting list, but you will likely wait a long time before a voucher is offered, if at all.

Over the last three years, 13.3% of waiting lists in Louisiana that opened had a preference for local residents.

To what extent do housing authorities in Louisiana increase access with online applications?

Online applications make it easier for low-income renters to apply for open waiting lists, especially when applying to different communities or when waiting lists are only kept open a short time.

Online applications were used for 53.3% of waiting list applications in in Louisiana over the last three years.

How fair is waiting list placement in Louisiana?

Random lotteries were used by 13.3% of housing authorities in Louisiana to place applicants on their waiting lists over the last three years.

Applicants placed at the bottom of a waiting list may wait up to two or three years before being offered a voucher. Placing applicants on a waiting list using a random lottery gives everyone a fair chance to be near the top of the list.

Many housing authorities place applicants according to the date and time of their submission. Applicants who apply later will have a long wait for assistance, which is especially unfair in cases where waiting lists are kept open just few days or less.

How long do households spend on an HCV waiting list in Louisiana before receiving a voucher?

Households spend an average of 26 months on a waiting list before receiving a voucher in Louisiana.

Who is served by HCV programs offered through housing authorities in Louisiana?

HCV households served by housing authorities in Louisiana include:

  • 24% headed by seniors
  • 21% with a person with a disability
  • 48% with children
  • 30% where the majority of household income comes from wages earned

What is the income level of households served by HCV programs offered through housing authorities in Louisiana?

According to HUD, in general, in order to receive a voucher, a household's income may not exceed 50% of the median income (50% AMI) for the county or metropolitan area in which the family chooses to live. By law, a housing authority must provide 75% of its voucher to applicants whose incomes do not exceed 30% of the area median income (30% AMI).

A 50% AMI household is considered very low-income (VLI) and a 30% AMI household is considered extremely low-income (ELI). ELI households are a subset of the VLI households served by a housing authority.

In the voucher programs of housing authorities in Louisiana, VLI households make up 92% of voucher-holding households.

ELI households make up 71% of voucher-holding households.

Is there an application fee for Section 8 waiting lists?

It is against HUD policy for an agency to charge for a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher application. If anyone is charging a fee for an application, they are either violating federal law, or a scammer with an empty promise. Do not pay for an application.

Why are there Section 8 waiting lists?

Like most low income housing programs, renters are placed on a waiting list to get a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher because there is a very high demand for vouchers, and a limited supply.

Waiting lists for a Section 8 voucher also tend to be longer than those for other housing programs because renters can live in an apartment or house of their choice. Most of the other rental housing programs require the household to live in a pre-determined apartment.

How does a Section 8 waiting list work?

Renters must first submit an application to a housing authority with an open Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) waiting list. If a waiting list is not currently open, applications cannot be submitted.

After applying, the housing authority will create a list of qualified applicants that is sorted by random lottery, or the date and time applications were received. Many of these waiting lists have limited spots, so some applicants may not be selected for the waiting list, even if they are qualified.

If the household is selected for the waiting list, the housing authority will send confirmation. Be aware that some waiting lists have preferences (such as elderly or local applicants), and qualified households are given priority placement over others.

After getting placed on a waiting list, prepare to wait for some time. Because of the high demand of the HCV program, waiting lists may be many months or years long.

Once the household reaches the top of the waiting list, an eligibility interview will be held to make sure that everyone is qualified. If the household does not meet the qualifications, they can continue applying to other open waiting lists for a chance to get a voucher.

Who can apply for a Section 8 waiting list?

To apply for a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list, the head of the household must be at least 18 years old and a U.S. citizen or an eligible immigrant. If the head of household cannot submit an application, another person can submit one on their behalf.

There are many qualifications to get a Section 8 voucher, including income, housing, and criminal history. But those requirements do not prevent a person from applying for an open waiting list.

What is needed to apply for a Section 8 waiting list?

To apply for a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list, renters must usually provide their first and last name, date of birth, Social Security Number or Alien ID, and the total gross income of all household members (with exceptions).

Applications may ask for additional information, including housing history, criminal history, proof of income, and preference verification. Applicants may also be asked for demographic information, like gender, disability status, or race and ethnicity.

When can I apply for a Section 8 waiting list?

Applications for a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher can only be submitted when the housing authority opens the program's waiting list.

For many areas, waiting lists are only open for a brief period. And depending on the area, when a waiting list closes, it may not reopen for many months or years. But there are also many housing authorities that keep their waiting lists open indefinitely, which means that there is no scheduled close date. These waiting lists can close at any time, but they sometimes stay open for months or years.

Can I apply for multiple Section 8 waiting lists?

Yes, renters can apply for multiple Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists. There is no limit to how many waiting lists a household may be on.

But, it's usually not allowed to submit multiple applications for the same waiting list. If more than one application is submitted for the same waiting list, the household risks getting disqualified.

What is a Section 8 waiting list lottery?

In many areas, the demand for Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers is so great that the managing housing authority cannot add all applicants to its waiting list. To give all applicants an equal chance of being placed on the waiting list, many agencies draw names by random lottery from the entire pool of applicants.

Housing authorities will usually state if they are doing a lottery drawing on the public notice for the waiting list. If there is not a lottery, applicants will be placed on the waiting list by the date and time the application is received.

How long is a waiting list for Section 8 housing?

Once a household is placed on a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list, they may wait anywhere between many months or years before being offered a rental assistance voucher.

There is no typical wait time for a voucher. The amount of time spent on a waiting list depends on various factors, including how many preferences are met, and the location of rental assistance. An applicant in one area of the country may wait less than a year, while someone in another area is on a waiting list for five years or more.

How can I get more information about a Section 8 waiting list?

The easiest way to get more information about many Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) waiting lists is to visit the housing authority's website. Most housing authorities with a website will have a dedicated Section 8 HCV page with details about the program.

However, not all housing authorities have a website. And some that do may provide a limited amount of information. If this is the case, contact the housing authority for help. The agency can tell you if a waiting list is open, how to apply, and other important application requirements.

Is there any way to get priority placement on a Section 8 waiting list?

Yes, many housing authorities use preferences to give a priority to applicants who are part of groups in the area that are in great need of assistance.

Common preference categories for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists include seniors, persons with disabilities, veterans, homeless persons, and those who live and work locally. Applicants who qualify for preferences will have a shorter wait time than those who don't.

What is Section 8?

The Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program gives low income rental assistance to individuals and families who need help affording monthly rent. Households with a Section 8 voucher may choose to live in any home that meets the program requirements, including apartments and single-family homes. It is a federal housing program that is run by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Renters with a Section 8 voucher usually pay 30% of their income for rent. The rest is paid to the landlord by the managing housing authority.

When looking for housing options, be aware that there are other housing programs that use the name "Section 8," including the Project-Based Voucher (PBV) and Project-Based Rental Assistance (PBRA) programs. However, the name "Section 8" on its own usually refers to the HCV program.

How do I apply for a Section 8 waiting list?

When a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is open, there can be a number of different ways to submit an application. In most cases, Section 8 applications are available online, in person, by mail, or a variety of these options.

Online applications are often submitted through a form on a website. Printable applications may be available on the internet, as well. If an application can be sent by mail, a request for one is usually done by phone, mail or email.

In rare situations, applications may also be submitted by fax, or directly by phone. These outdated methods have been phased out by many housing authorities, but there are still some applications that operate this way.

Where can I apply for a Section 8 waiting list?

Renters can apply to most open Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists in the country. You do not have to live in the area to apply to most waiting lists, but there are some with restrictions. If the waiting list is restricted, it means that the housing authority is targeting a specific demographic (such as homeless applicants), and documentation or a reference may be required to apply.

However, even if a waiting list is available to the general public, applicants who do not live in the area should check if there are preferences. Preferences give qualified applicants priority placement on the waiting list. And one of the most common preferences is for local residents. This means that non-local applicants may have a very long wait for a voucher, or may not get a voucher at all because of the local demand.