Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program
The Housing Choice Voucher Program was created under Section 8 of the 1974 federal Housing and Community Development Act. Under this program, the housing authority provides subsidies to local landlords on behalf of low-income families and individuals living in privately owned housing in the City of Leesville.

The Housing Choice Voucher Program is very popular with tenants because they can utilize it to find their own residence and live in the neighborhood of their choice. Many take advantage of the program's portability to transfer to other parts of the country.

This program assists eligible families in finding safe, decent, and affordable housing. The housing authority makes housing payments directly to the landlords. The housing authority is responsible for collecting income verifications and calculating the tenant's portion of the subsidy. The family may pay 30% to 40% of their household income for rent.

This program is based on Federal Income Guidelines.


Frequently Asked Questions

Are you accepting Section 8 applications? Applications are taken only at certain times. A notice will run in the local newspaper. Some individuals may qualify for special assistance. Inquire in person during our regular hours of operation. Proper verification is required.

When applications are being accepted, where do I apply? Apply in person at 213 Blackburn Avenue Leesville, LA 71446, (318) 221-2450

How will I know if my application has been approved? You will receive a letter of eligibility or ineligibility within ten working days after you apply.

Do I have to be a U.S. citizen to qualify? Yes, and No. You must be a U.S. Citizen, U.S. National, or Non-citizen who has eligible immigration status.

What is the income limit for this program? Income limits are based on Federal guidelines.

Do you offer emergency housing? No. Everyone must go on the waiting list.

What is the age limit of eligibility? You must be 18 years of age or older to apply.

Do you have to have children to apply? No.

Where are these houses located? Within the city limits of Leesville, Louisiana


Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity

213 Blackburn Avenue
Leesville, LA 71446
Phone:  (337) 238-1912
Fax:  (337) 392-0123
TDD:  (337) 239-0940

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