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.

Permanent Supportive Housing Program Waiting List

As of April 1, 2023, all waiting lists for the Louisiana State Permanent Supportive Housing Program will be open to individuals over 18 with serious mental illness who are: Medicaid-eligible individuals currently residing in nursing facilities; referred for a Pre-Admission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR) Level II evaluation of nursing facility placement during the course of the Department of Justice Olmstead Settlement Agreement, or have been referred within two years prior to the effective date of the DOJ Olmstead Settlement Agreement; and individuals with co-occurring serious mental illness and dementia, except where dementia is the primary diagnosis. Household incomes must be at or below 50% of the area median income with a preference for families with incomes at or below 30% of area median income.

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

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



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