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Project-Based Voucher Program

LHC’s Commitment

In keeping with its mission to ensure that every Louisiana resident is granted an opportunity to obtain safe, affordable, energy-efficient housing, the LHC offers the Project-Based Voucher Program.

These vouchers are a component of an agency's housing choice voucher program. The voucher assistance is attached to specific housing units if the owner agrees to either rehabilitate or construct the units, or the owner agrees to set-aside a portion of the units in an existing development.

Read on for more information on the the Project-Based Voucher Program.

Program Overview

Under the project-based voucher program, a PHA enters into an assistance contract with the owner for specified units and for a specified term. The PHA refers families from its waiting list to the project owner to fill vacancies. Because the assistance is tied to the unit, a family who moves from the project-based unit does not have any right to continued housing assistance.

Public Notice

The 2023 Louisiana Housing Authority (LHA) draft PHA Annual Plan will be available for public comment from August 07, 2022 through September 20, 2022. The PHA Annual Plan includes information about how the LHA will manage its voucher programs through the next year. A public hearing will be held at 10 am on Friday, September 23, 2022 at the Louisiana Housing Corporation at 2415 Quail Drive in Baton Rouge, La. 70808. The LHA will accept comments in writing during the public comment period. Additional comments may be submitted at the public hearing. Written comments should be submitted to Chawuna Parker at the Louisiana Housing Authority via mail at 2415 Quail Drive, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 70808 or via email at cparker@lhc.la.gov.

Permanent Supportive Housing Program Waiting List

As of July 15, 2022, all waiting lists for the Louisiana State Permanent Supportive Housing Program will be open to applicants who have household incomes at or below 50% of the area median income with a preference for families with incomes at or below 30% of area median income; a member of the household must have a severe, long-term disability; and because of the disability, the household must be in need of supportive services in order to live independently and successfully in the community.

Reasonable accommodations will be made in completing applications. For assistance, or to obtain an application:

Louisiana Department of Health - Permanent Supportive Housing Program

Phone: 1-844-698-9075

Fax: 1-504-568-3372

Email: pshapplications@la.gov

 

Applications and supporting documentation will be accepted via fax or email. Waiting lists will remain open to these preference until further notice.

Owner Information

Have you already submitted an application to place a home under contract with the PSH Project-Based Voucher Program and you now have questions? Please contact Andrew Jackson at the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) at, 504-568-5255 or andrew.jackson@la.gov.

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