Waitlist Opening






St. Charles Parish Housing Authority (SCPHA) will be accepting applications on-line for its Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCVP) and Public Housing waiting lists.

Applications for HCVP will be accepted beginning at 8:00 A.M. on Wednesday, July 5, 2023, until 4:30 P.M. on Friday, July 7, 2023.

Applications for Public Housing will be accepted continuously on-line beginning at 8:00 A.M. on Wednesday, July 5, 2023.

The on-line application for both programs will be available 24 hours per day.

Applications must be submitted on-line at http://www.waitlistcheck.com/LA3233.

The time and date of receipt of the application on-line, along with preferences, will determine position on waiting lists.

The Housing Choice Voucher Program helps very low-income households with rent payments.  To qualify, annual gross household income cannot exceed:


1 Person $28,700
2 Persons $32,800
3 Persons $36,900
4 Persons $41,000
5 Persons $44,300
6 Persons $47,600
7 Persons $50,850
8 Persons $54,150


All applicants will be screened for previous violent or illegal drug activity.

Apply on-line at www.waitlistcheck.com/LA3233

Applications will NOT be available in the SCPHA office and fax requests will not be accepted.  Applicants may use any computer, tablet or smart-phone with internet access to apply, including free computers at public libraries.  Those without internet access may submit a written request to the SCPHA for a paper application in advance of the opening of the list.  The request must explain why they are unable to use the on-line application.  Completed paper applications must be mailed back to the SCPHA postmarked on or before the date the list closes in order to be accepted.


Equal Housing Opportunity

Notice of Public Hearing – January 31 2023

St. Charles Parish Housing Authority
200 Boutte Drive, P.O. Box 448, Boutte, LA 70039
(985) 785-2601, Fax (985) 785-6238

Notice of Public Hearing
Housing Authority of St. Charles Parish

Notice is hereby given that the Housing Authority of St. Charles Parish will conduct a public
hearing and invite comments on their proposed Five-Year Plan for the years 2022 and 2023.
The Five-Year Plan will clearly state the mission, goals, and objectives of the SCPHA and what
they plan to achieve over the next five years, as well as give status report on the
accomplishments and progress made during the previous five years. Every program and the
financial approach will be planned and detailed in the Five Year Plan, including capital
improvements, demolition and/or dispositions, homeownership programs, conversion of public
housing, project-based vouchers as well as other home ownership programs, conversion of
public housing, project-based vouchers as next 45 days in the Administrative office of the
SCPHA via the agency’s website at www.scphousingauthority.com
Public Housing Residents, Housing Choice Voucher Participants, and the public at-large are
invited to attend and provide comments at the Hearing. The Public Hearing is scheduled as

January 31, 2023 at 5pm

Edward A. Dufresne Community Center 
274 Judge Edward Dufresne Parkway, Luling, LA 70070

Anyone wishing to speak about the proposed Five Year plan is invited to attend to public hearing
and voice his/her opinion. Additionally, submission of written comments must be sent to:
Housing Authority of St Charles Parish, Attention: Leatrice Hollis, assistance, or other
accommodations, please call (985) 785-2601.

Download the notice here.

Public Hearing April 19 2022

St. Charles Parish
Housing Authority (SCPHA) Public Hearing
April 19, 2022, 6:00 pm
St. Charles Parish Courthouse
Dear Residents’ we are required by The Department of Housing and Urban Development to host the 2021 and 2022 PHA Annual Plan public hearings.
This is the last one before we proceed with our major reconstruction and renovation activities. The time has come!
Please attend and let your voice be heard.
Thank you
Leatrice Hollis

Special Board Meeting Notice

As Chairman of the Board of Commissioners, Housing Authority of St Charles Parish I am calling for a Special meeting of the Board of Commissioners for Wednesday February 16, 2022 at 6pm to discuss issues relating to staffing and to vote on resolutions as needed to address the staffing issues, hiring of consultants and related issues that are of urgent need to address the day to day operations of the authority.  This meeting will be open to the public and will be held at our office in Boutte.

Kind Regards,


Webb Jay 

SCP Housing Authority Board Chair

Phone: 504-915-2944
Email: wjay@scphousingauthority.com

Application process instructions

Process for Persons interested in applying for Low-Income (Public Housing)

  1. Download the application or come into the Administrative Office and pick one up.
  2. Completed applications must be personally brought to the Administrative Office by the Applicant.
  3. Applicants must be able to provide picture identification when placing applications in the process.
  4. The application will be time stamped, reviewed and placed into the system.
  5. If all is correct, the applicant’s name will be placed on the Waiting List.
  6. Applicants will be notified by mailed at the address on the Application when their names are seriously considered for placement.
  7. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the information on the application is current. All changes must be made in writing at the Administrative Office..


Process for Persons Interested in Applying for Housing Choice Voucher Program or Section 8

The waiting list for this program is closed now. It is not expected to be open before 2019, and the specific dates will be posted, advertised and placed on the website.

Register today for the Ochsner Smoking Cessation Trust

Ochsner is pleased to kick off 2017 with the announcement of our Ochsner Smoking Cessation Clinic, a Department of Ochsner Medical Center! Our smoking cessation clinic will offer free or reduced pricing for patients for services to help them kick their smoking habit for good!

Ochsner is partnering with the Smoking Cessation Trust to offer free or reduced cost counseling and medications for anyone wanting to make a healthy lifestyle change. Smoking is the leading cause of preventable disease in the United States with 400,000 lives lost and more than 3 Billion dollars in health care cost and productivity losses in Louisiana alone.

Tell me more. What are the next steps to get started?

IMPORTANT NOTE: To be a part of the free or reduced program, you must have started smoking prior to 1988 and be a Louisiana resident. If you believe you or your spouse/domestic partner fit in this category follow these next steps:

Step 1: Contact 504-842-7490 or 1-844-371-5806 to speak to a Smoking Cessation Coordinator.

If you qualify for the free or reduced program, you’ll have access to cessation medications, individual/group counseling, telephone quit line support, a Quit Coach and more.

When will the clinic be opening?
The Ochsner Smoking Cessation Clinic is open.

Where will the clinic be located?
Clinics are located everywhere. Call 504-842-7490 or 1-844-371-5806 to find a clinic near you.

What exactly is the Smoking Cessation Trust?
In late 2011, the final judgment in a 14-year-old class action lawsuit (Scott v. American Tobacco Company) ordered certain tobacco companies to fund a 10-year statewide smoking cessation program. The new program will benefit more than 200,000 Louisiana smokers – members of the plaintiff class referred to as the Scott Class, which is defined in the judgment as all Louisiana residents who developed a smoking habit before September 1, 1988. In 2012, the court-established and court-supervised Smoking Cessation Trust (SCT) began work to set up the cessation program as planned, using funds provided by those tobacco companies. Any current Louisiana resident who was a smoker prior to September 1, 1988, and wants to stop smoking cigarettes can apply for Scott Class membership today by completing a one-page application for benefits for their card.

If you have more questions about becoming tobacco free at Ochsner, email tobaccofree@ochsner.org.

If you have more questions about how the Smoking Cessation Trust works, you can contact them directly through the resources on our exclusive Ochsner website for the Smoking Cessation Trust.

Little Free Libraries bring books to children

A Little Free Library is a national movement where anyone can build a small box or kiosk that can resemble a nicely decorated birdhouse, place it in a community and fill it with free books that can be shared among people who live there.

The library can be as basic or elaborate as desired and the books inside depend on who uses them.

Read more about the St. Charles Parish Housing Authority’s Little Free Library in the Herald-Guide here.