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,  Fridays 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 are closed at this time.

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


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Section 8 Staff

Ms. Wilma Outley, Executive Director

Mr. Andy Bahlinger, Inspector

Ms. Kecia McGhee, Housing Assistant

Ms. TaNesha Roberson, Housing Inspection Support Specialist

Emergency Housing Vouchers (EHV)

The City of Ruston Section 8 Housing Program is fortunate to be allocated 15 Emergency Housing Vouchers (EHV) to add to our program.  The EHV Program will have a big impact on the Ruston community by helping to combat homelessness.

The EHV are managed only through a referral process by NELA Housing & Supportive Service Corp. (dba Home Coalition), a local resource service provider to the City of Ruston Section 8 Housing Program.

Home Coalition is working with Christopher Youth Center, Domestic Abuse Response Team (D.A.R.T) and The Wellsprings Alliance for Families, Inc. to identify those most at need for the vouchers.

To qualify for an emergency voucher, you must meet one of the following criteria:

To receive help, call 318-807-6200 or visit

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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