How to Get Section 8 from Shreveport Housing Authority Fast

Section 8 How to Get Section 8 from Shreveport Housing Authority Fast

How to Get Section 8 from Shreveport Housing Authority Fast

With today's astoundingly high rent prices, access to basic human needs like safe and sanitary housing is not something everyone can afford. The Shreveport City Housing Authority, through its Section 8 Rental Assistance Program, has increased affordable housing choices for many low-earning households by allowing households to rent privately-owned homes.

While the public housing program subsidizes the operation and construction of housing developments, the Section 8 Program complements what individual households can afford to pay for decent housing in the private market. This initiative allows successful voucher winners to choose moderately priced accommodation in the private rental market based on the place that best meets their requirements. Unfortunately, since there's no easy, universal application process for Section 8 housing vouchers, you could spend hours researching the process to discover that your public housing authority waitlist is full, and they aren't taking any new applicants. Fortunately, with DoNotPay's rental assistance product, you don't have to do the heavy lifting.

Who Is Eligible for Section 8 Housing in Shreveport, LA?

There are two types of Section 8 vouchers available:

  • Tenant-based—the HACS (Housing Authority of the City of Shreveport) issues a qualified individual a voucher, and then the voucher awardee selects a Section 8 home of choice. If the Section 8 tenant moves out of the house, the family can move without losing the assistance to an alternative home.
  • Project-based— HACS enters into an assistance agreement with the project owner for a specified number of rental units and a specified period. HACS then refers families from its waiting list to the landlord to fill vacancies. If a family moves from the project-based unit, they cannot access continued housing assistance. Yet, they may be qualified again for a tenant-based voucher in the future if it becomes available.

To apply for Shreveport Section 8, you must fulfill the following:

  • The household income must not exceed low-income limits (your income can't be more than 50% of your area's median income of the city). For a family of one in Shreveport, LA, the low-income cap for an annual income is approximately $32,700, while a household of four members cannot exceed $46,700. To calculate your limit level, add up the number of individuals living in your home, as you will include in your Section 8 application. You may be considered for the Housing Choice Voucher if you make lower than the income limit for your family size.
  • You must be over the age of 18 years and a US citizen or a naturalized permanent resident.
  • No Criminal record. The Shreveport Housing Authority will conduct your family's criminal background status check.
  • If you live with anyone who is a senior or disabled, or your household has been involuntarily displaced, you'll be prioritized for Shreveport, LA Section 8.

How to Apply for Section 8 Housing Voucher in Shreveport, Louisiana

The application process is as follows:

  1. Contact the Shreveport Housing Authority. They will provide you with a pre-application to add you to a waitlist.
  2. Once the applicant's name comes up on the waitlist, you'll be contacted to go through an in-depth Section 8 application — a criminal background check, provide contact details for your employer, current or previous bank, and landlord.
  3. Once your application is accepted, you are provided with either:
  • Section 8 HCV, then you can find suitable Section 8 housing.
  • You will be shown where you'll be living, in the case of project-based houses for public housing recipients.

The Shreveport Housing Authority can reject a lease if the rental property does not meet its quality standards or the rent is considered unreasonable (behold, the fair market rent).

Note: Under the Section 8 program, tenants are responsible for — the total cost of utilities, service connection fees, and rent deposit.

How to Contact Shreveport, LA Housing Authority

The HACS announced that applicant eligibility would be completed by telephone, email, and mail. You can contact the Section 8 Office for assistance on how to apply and its eligibility requirements.

AddressShreveport, LA Housing Authority 2500 Line Avenue Shreveport, Louisiana 71104
Phone Number1-  (318) 698-3600
Fax1-(318)-841-1074

Applying for Section 8 Housing in Shreveport With DoNotPay

Going through the Section 8 HCV Housing program in Shreveport is not a straightforward process. You could go through so many steps only to realize that the waitlist is closed.

You don't have to go through it all alone. DoNotPay is here to help make this process as seamless as possible for you. You only have to answer a few basic questions about your financial status, then DoNotPay will contact your local PHA on your behalf to ask about the waitlist and check your eligibility. Here's how to go about it:

  1. Answer a few questions about your income, family size, veteran/disability status, which county you hope to live in, etc.

     

  2. DoNotPay will find the PHA in charge of that county and contact them with all of your eligibility information to determine if you can start applying. They'll get back to you directly via email with the next steps.

     

That's all. We'll do the rest of the heavy lifting for you!

Benefits of Using DoNotPay

DoNotPay offers the following benefits that you should take advantage of

  • Efficient— You don't have to spend hours filling out Section 8 forms.
  • Effective —You don't have to struggle to keep track of all the processes involved in processing your Section 8 application.
  • Successful — You can count on us because we have successfully helped many apply for low-income housing.

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