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Affordable Housing In Abbeville
Vermilion Parish, Louisiana

8 Low Income Apartment Communities In Abbeville

Oakleigh Apartments

2405 Richard St
Abbeville, Louisiana
Income Based
1-2 BR

Bobby Smith Subdivision I & II

379 Sucre Circle
Abbeville, Louisiana

Abbeville Elderly Housing

115 Alan Ln
Abbeville, Louisiana
Elderly Supportive Housing

Live Oak Manor Apartments

1610 E Martin Luther King Jr Dr
Abbeville, Louisiana

La34 - 1

1103 E Oak St
Abbeville, Louisiana

North Abbeville Subdivision II

100 Cane Dr
Abbeville, Louisiana

Chapel Downs Apts

1021 W Port St
Abbeville, Louisiana

Willowind Apts

801 Wildcat Dr
Abbeville, Louisiana
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Housing Authorities that serve Abbeville

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the City of Abbeville Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Abbeville, Louisiana

There are 8 low income housing apartment communities offering 488 affordable apartments for rent in Abbeville, Louisiana.

Income Based Apartments in Abbeville, Louisiana

Abbeville features 361 income based apartments. Tenants of income based apartments typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent and utilities.

Low Rent Apartments in Abbeville, Louisiana

There are 127 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Abbeville.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Abbeville, Louisiana

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Abbeville landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Abbeville.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Abbeville, Louisiana for a two-bedroom apartment is between $655 and $801.

2021 Abbeville, Louisiana Fair Market Rents and Housing Choice Voucher Payment Standards

Fair Market Rents can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Fair Market Rents are used by HUD to establish payment and rent standards for federal rental assistance programs like the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program.

Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
Abbeville, Louisiana Fair Market Rent $564 $639 $728 $983 $987
Abbeville, Louisiana Payment Standard Range $508 to $620 $575 to $703 $655 to $801 $885 to $1,081 $888 to $1,086

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Abbeville, LA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 8
Total Low Income Apartments 488
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 361
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 44.37%
Average Renter Household Size 2.84
Average Household Size 2.73
Median Household Income $28,158 ±$4,113
Median Rent $622 ±$51
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 44.07% ± 10.8pp
Total Population 12,381

Population and Household Demographics

Abbeville is a city in Vermilion Parish, Louisiana with a population of 12,381. There are 4,444 households in the city with an average household size of 2.73 persons. 44.37% of households in Abbeville are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Abbeville

The median gross income for households in Abbeville is $28,158 a year, or $2,347 a month. The median rent for the city is $622 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Abbeville, a household making less than $2,073 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 44.07% of households who rent are overburdened in Abbeville.

Area Median Income In Abbeville

Affordable housing program eligibility is always determined by one's income. Each household's income is compared to the incomes of all other households in the area. This is accomplished through a statistic established by the government called the Area Median Income, most often referred to as AMI. The AMI is calculated and published each year by HUD.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Abbeville, the AMI is calculated from all households within Vermilion Parish.

In Abbeville, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $65,000

Most affordable housing programs determine eligibility based on the percent of AMI a given household's income is. Among the programs that determine eligibility based on the AMI are Section 8, HOME, LIHTC, Section 515, 202 and 811.

Rental Assistance in Abbeville

Rental assistance is a type of housing subsidy that pays for a portion of a renter’s monthly housing costs, including rent and tenant paid utilities. This housing assistance can come in the form of Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers, project-based Section 8 contracts, public housing, USDA Rental Assistance (in Section 515 properties) as well as HUD Section 202 and 811 properties for elderly and disabled households.

Income Qualifications for HUD Rental Assistance in Abbeville

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Abbeville AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$13,650 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $42,900
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Abbeville AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$22,750 $26,000 $29,250 $32,500 $35,100 $37,700 $40,300 $42,900
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Abbeville AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$36,400 $41,600 $46,800 $52,000 $56,200 $60,350 $64,500 $68,650