July 4, 2020

Louisiana HUD Voucher Program (Section 8)

The Louisiana Housing Choice Voucher Program, also known as Louisiana Section 8, is a federal assistance program administered by the state that helps individuals on a low income with the payment of their rent. Louisiana Section 8 program participants are responsible for finding their own housing and contributing a percentage of their income toward the cost of rent. The Housing Choice Voucher program is then responsible for paying the remaining percentage directly to the participant’s landlord.

Louisiana HUD Voucher Program - Section 8

In order to participate in the program, one must meet the Louisiana Housing Choice Voucher program eligibility requirements. Eligibility is determined based on the annual gross income and size of the household. Generally, the income should not exceed 50% of the median income for the county of desired residence. Median income levels are determined by your local HUD office or housing authority, and are likely to vary by location.

Before you can be approved to participate in the Louisiana Housing Choice Voucher program, your financial information will be examined by your local housing authority. Your bank, employer and other government agencies may be contacted during this process. Note that Section 8 applicants must be U.S. Citizens or fall into a category of specified non-citizens who are eligible for immigration.

If you are eligible for the Housing Choice Voucher program, you will either begin receiving assistance or your name will be placed on a waiting list. How much assistance you receive will be mathematically determined by your local housing authority.

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  1. Carla P. Gibson says:

    I would like to know why I have not been contacted . It have been over 10 years sense I have been waiting on the list. I would like to know . I have an house I interested in renting the landlord is waiting on my reply.

  2. Rainwater says:

    I have a question about portability…..is it true that I have to stay in my home for a complete year before transferring my section 8 even if the apartment manager is willing to let me break my lease?

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