Jefferson Parish Housing Services Development District
200 Derbigny Street, Suite 5500 - Gretna, LA 70053 - 504.227.1455 -

July 2022 "Connecting quality people to quality homes"

HCVP landlords & participants should verify email addresses to ensure proper communication

All Housing Choice Voucher Program landlords and participants please make sure that you have given the JPHSDD office the correct email address. In an effort to reduce waste and maintain efficiency, all communication to landlords and participants will be done via email.

If you would like to update the office with your most current email address, please send it to us in this format.

Full Name:

Participant or Landlord:

Email address:

Telephone number:

Then, send it to

Once you update us with your latest email address, make sure you check that email address often for important news and information from the JPHSDD.

Carbon monoxide detectors must be added to all units

All HUD-assisted properties (HCVP, Project-based, Public Housing, Project Based Rental Assistance) must now be equipped with carbon monoxide detectors in order to comply with federal safety guidelines.

"This step by HUD will help keep families safe," said JPHSDD Executive Director Dorian Rawles. "Unfortunately each year we lose families because units are not equipped with carbon monoxide detectors. It's amazing that something that costs between $10 and $20 could easily save a family's life."

In order to pass an inspection, all units must have a carbon monoxide detector or a carbon monoxide alarm by December 27, 2022.

HUD defines alarms and detectors as follows:

Carbon Monoxide Alarm: A single or multiple station alarm intended to detect carbon monoxide gas and alert occupants by a distinct audible signal. It incorporates a sensor, control components and an alarm notification appliance in a single unit.

Carbon Monoxide Detector: A device with an integral sensor to detect carbon monoxide gas and transmit an alarm signal to a connected alarm control unit.

Carbon Dioxide is an odorless, colorless, and toxic gas. It is impossible to see, and is a tasteless gas produced by incomplete combustion of fuel burned in vehicles, small engines, stoves, lanterns, grills, fireplaces, gas ranges, or furnaces. It can build-up indoors and poison people and animals who breathe the toxic fumes. The effects of CO exposure can vary from person to person depending on age, overall health, and the concentration and length of exposure. Exposure can cause harmful health conditions, permanent brain damage, life-threatening cardiac complications, fetal death or miscarriage, and death in a matter of minutes. Individuals who are asleep or intoxicated may die from CO poisoning before experiencing any symptoms.

Each year more than 400 Americans die from unintentional CO poisoning not linked to fires, more than 20,000 visit the emergency room, and more than 4,000 are hospitalized. 

Landlords now only receive their rent payments via direct deposit.

If you haven't already, please fill out the “Authorization for Direct Deposit” form and return to the housing authority. The form, along with a blank check or direct deposit form, must be filled out in its entirety and submitted to: 

Housing Authority of Jefferson Parish 

Housing Choice Voucher Program 

1347 Westbank Expressway, Suite D

Westwego, LA 70094

If you do not fill out a direct deposit form, you will receive your utility allowance on a prepaid card provided by JPHSDD. 

If you have any questions about this requirement, you may contact us directly at 504-227-1455 or via email at

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