The Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program provides rental assistance payments directly to a participating landlord. These payments are provided under a contract executed between the Public Housing Agency (Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government) and the landlord on behalf of an eligible participant. The purpose of this contract is to guarantee that eligible participants reside in decent, safe, and sanitary housing.
The Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program is not an emergency program. It is as an ongoing program that provides rental assistance through a contract executed with a participating landlord for a one-year period. This contract can be renewed annually provided all criteria for recertification is satisfied.
Clients are served from a waiting list. New names are taken for the waiting list only when it is anticipated that the clients currently on the list will be served. The waiting list is opened after public notification. A new catalyst to be used will be the TPCG website in addition to the normal avenues of publication.
There are currently three (3) components of the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program being administered by this Division. The components are:
The Housing Choice Voucher Program provides rental assistance to eligible households through the issuance of a voucher for participation. There are 522 Vouchers on this program.
The Family Self-Sufficiency Program (FSS) provides eligible Section 8 families with an opportunity to achieve economic independence and self-sufficiency by combining housing assistance with other public and private resources. There are 38 slots allocated within the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program to implement the Family Self-Sufficiency component.
The Single Room Occupancy Program has 10 slots and is a program that is allocated to address the single men in our community that are of the homeless population.