Section 8 Housing

City of Ruston Section 8 Housing Program

401 N Trenton Street Ruston, LA 71270
318-251-9935 (fax)

Hours of Operation: Monday-Thursday 7:30am-5:00pm,  Friday 7:30am-11:30am

Appointments Only 

Mission Statement: The City of Ruston Section 8 Housing Program is to provide safe, decent, and sanitary housing opportunities to the City of Ruston citizens of low, very low, and extremely low-income families as well as to manage resources efficiently. The Public Housing Agency (PHA) is to promote personal, economic, and social upward mobility to provide families the opportunity to make the transition from subsidized to non-subsidized housing.

*Office will be closed Holidays and for some Professional Staff Development Training 

Waiting List applications closed on December 12, 2023, at 3:30 p.m.

Click here for the City of Ruston Section 8 Housing Program Annual Civil Rights Certification and 5 Year Plan.

Click here for the City of Ruston Section 8 Housing Program Administration Plan (under construction)

Click here for the current City of Ruston Section 8 Housing Program Utility Allowance Schedules

Click here for information on becoming a Ruston Section 8 Housing Landlord


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Section 8 Staff

Executive Director: Ms. Wilma C. Outley

Housing Inspector: Mr. Andy Bahlinger

Housing Occupancy Specialist: Ms. DaVisha Hackney

Housing Specialist:  Ms. TaNesha Roberson

Housing Inspection Support Specialist: Ms. Qiera Mardis

Housing Assistant: Ms. Kecia McGhee

COVID Response for Section 8 

The goal of the Section 8 Housing Office during this continued pandemic of COVID-19 is to continue to use precautionary measures in hope of preventing the spread of the virus.

 Thank you for your understanding as well as patience during these difficult times of transitioning.



P.O. Box 2069 - Ruston, LA 71273 (318) 251-8621
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