Public Housing

The Louisiana Housing Corporation administers federal funds to help provide public housing to those in need.


In keeping with its mission to ensure that every Louisiana resident is granted an opportunity to obtain safe, affordable, energy-efficient housing, the LHC administers funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to help provide public housing to those in need.

The Louisiana Housing Corporation (LHC) is currently in Annual Contribution Contract (ACC) with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as the Section 8 Performance-Based Contract Administrator (PBCA) for the State of Louisiana to monitor HUD's "project-based" assets. The Agency began administering the program on April 1, 2003. Currently, our portfolio consists of 178 contracts representing 15,132 units statewide.

Read on for resources and more information on the PBCA program.



The Section 8 Program was authorized by Congress in 1974 and developed by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to provide rental subsidies for eligible tenant families (including single persons) residing in newly constructed, rehabilitated, and existing rental and cooperative apartment projects.

There are two types of Section 8 assistance provided by HUD in which a tenant's portion of the rent is based on 30% of their income. The first type of Section 8 assistance is "project-based" in which the subsidy is committed by HUD for the assisted units of a particular property for a contractually determined period. The other type of assistance is "tenant-based" in which the subsidy is committed by HUD on an individual tenant basis and monitored by local Housing Authorities.



The LHC’s primary role includes, but is not limited to:

  • Monitoring compliance with Section 8 project owners in their obligation to provide decent, safe, and sanitary housing to assisted residents.
  • Paying Section 8 project owners accurately and timely.
  • Submitting required documents accurately and timely to HUD.
  • Ensuring compliance with HUD regulations and requirements, both current and as amended in the future, governing the administration of Section 8 HAP contracts.

Our eight core tasks as defined in our Annual Contributions Contract (ACC) are:

  1. Conduct Management and Occupancy Reviews
  2. Adjust Contract Rents
  3. Review and Pay Monthly Vouchers
  4. Renew HAP Contracts and Process Terminations or Expirations
  5. Respond to Tenant Health, Safety, and Maintenance Issues
  6. Report on LHC's operating plans and progress
  7. Submit Year End Reports and Certifications
  8. Submit Annual Financial Reports

Community & Resident Concerns

The LHC accepts resident complaints and will follow-up with property owners to ensure that the appropriate action is taken and that the action is according to HUD guidelines.

Learn more about concerns to the LHC →


Find Performance-Based Contract Administration Resources (PBCA) resource documents and links as well as the forms needed for new properties.

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