Affordable Housing In Acadia Parish
33 Low Income Apartment Communities In Acadia Parish
Guide To Affordable Housing in Acadia Parish, Louisiana
There are 33 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,842 affordable apartments for rent in Acadia Parish, Louisiana.
Income Based Apartments in Acadia Parish, Louisiana
Acadia Parish features 1,553 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 Acadia Parish, Louisiana
There are 289 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Acadia Parish.
Housing Choice Vouchers in Acadia Parish, Louisiana
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Acadia Parish landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Acadia Parish.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Acadia Parish, Louisiana for a two-bedroom apartment is between $653 and $798.
2021 Acadia Parish, 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|
|Acadia Parish, Louisiana Fair Market Rent||$546||$550||$725||$1,033||$1,109|
|Acadia Parish, Louisiana Payment Standard Range||$491 to $601||$495 to $605||$653 to $798||$930 to $1,136||$998 to $1,220|
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Acadia Parish, LA Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||33|
|Total Low Income Apartments||1,842|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||1,553|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||29.39%|
|Average Renter Household Size||2.56|
|Average Household Size||2.70|
|Median Household Income||$37,649 ±$2,481|
|Median Rent||$535 ±$33|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||37.84% ± 4.5pp|
Population and Household Demographics
Acadia Parish is a county in Louisiana with a population of 62,163. There are 22,599 households in the county with an average household size of 2.70 persons. 29.39% of households in Acadia Parish are renters.
Income and Rent Overburden in Acadia Parish
The median gross income for households in Acadia Parish is $37,649 a year, or $3,137 a month. The median rent for the county is $535 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Acadia Parish, a household making less than $1,783 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 37.84% of households who rent are overburdened in Acadia Parish.
Area Median Income In Acadia Parish
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.
In Acadia Parish, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $56,600
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 Acadia Parish
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 Acadia Parish
|1 Person||2 Person||3 Person||4 Person||5 Person||6 Person||7 Person||8 Person|
|30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Acadia Parish AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
|50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Acadia Parish AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
|80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Acadia Parish AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
Cities In Acadia Parish
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|Basile||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Basile is the Housing Authority of the Town of Basile.|
|Church Point||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Church Point is the Church Point Housing Authority.|
|Crowley||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Crowley is the Housing Authority of Crowley.|
|Duson||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Duson is the Housing Authority of Duson.|
|Eunice||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Eunice is the Housing Authority of the City of Eunice.|
|Rayne||The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Rayne are the Housing Authority of Rayne and Rayne City.|