Low Income Apartments In Allen Parish
Louisiana

Low Income Apartments In Allen Parish

St Bernard Manor I II & III

2400 Archbishop Hannan Blvd
Meraux, LA
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

The Oaks Apartments

1124 E 5th Ave
Oakdale, LA
HCV Welcome

Elizabeth Court Apartments

405 Main St
Elizabeth, LA
Subsidized

Oberlin Voa Living Center

409 N First St
Oberlin, LA
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Franklin Hope Haven, Inc

412 9th St
Franklin, LA
Subsidized

St Jules Apartments l & ll

1706 W Ibert St
Franklin, LA
Subsidized

Salvation Manor Apartments

62700 Highway 1091
Pearl River, LA
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Franklin Square I and II Associates

505 Robertson St
Franklin, LA
Subsidized

Kristle Cove

450 W Mills Ave
Breaux Bridge, LA
HCV Welcome

St Helena Apartments

RR 1 Box 14
Greensburg, LA
HCV Welcome

There are 33 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 1,764 affordable apartments for rent in Allen Parish. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 1,351 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Allen Parish, HUD housing programs support 132 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 413 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Other Housing Authorities located in Allen Parish

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of Oakdale Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Housing Authority of the Town of Oberlin Public Housing
Kinder Housing Authority Public Housing
St. Martin Parish Police Jury Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Kinder Housing Program Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Allen Parish, Louisiana

Allen Parish, LA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 33
Total Low Income Apartments 1,764
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 1,351
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 25.46%
Average Renter Household Size 2.52
Total Population 25,653
Housing Units 8,027
Average Household Size 2.66
Median Household Income $40,948 ±$3,552
Median Rent $522 ±$55
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 27.84% ± 4.78pp

Population and Household Demographics

Allen Parish is a County in Louisiana with a population of 25,653. There are 8,027 households in the county with an average household size of 2.66 persons. 25.46% of households in Allen Parish are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Allen Parish

The median gross income for households in Allen Parish is $40,948 a year, or $3,412 a month. The median rent for the county is $522 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Allen Parish, a household making less than $1,740 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 27.84% of households who rent are overburdened in Allen Parish.1

Area Median Income In Allen 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 Allen Parish, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $56,300

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 Allen 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 Allen Parish HUD Rental Assistance in Allen Parish

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,490 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $32,700 $34,950 $37,200
50% of Median $19,750 $22,550 $25,350 $28,150 $30,450 $32,700 $34,950 $37,200
80% of Median $31,550 $36,050 $40,550 $45,050 $48,700 $52,300 $55,900 $59,500
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Allen Parish

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1987 to 2010, 24 low income apartment communities containing 955 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Allen Parish by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Allen Parish

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
60% of Median $23,700 $27,060 $30,420 $33,780 $36,540 $39,240 $41,940 $44,640

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Allen Parish is $30,420 a year, or $2,535 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,535 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $761 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $494 $529 $634 $733 $818 $902
60% $593 $635 $761 $879 $981 $1,082
Fair Market Rents in Allen Parish

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$519 $523 $641 $906 $930

Cities In Allen Parish

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City Listings Served By
Breaux Bridge 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Breaux Bridge are the Housing Authority of the City of Breaux Bridge and St. Martin Parish Police Jury.
Kinder 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Kinder are the Kinder Housing Authority and Kinder Housing Program.
Franklin 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Franklin is the St. Mary Parish Council.
Meraux 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Meraux is the St. Bernard Parish Government.
Luling 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Luling is the St. Charles Parish Housing Authority.
Hahnville 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hahnville is the St. Charles Parish Housing Authority.
St Martinville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve St Martinville are the Housing Auth. of the Town of St. Martinville, Housing Authority of the Village of Parks, St. Martinville City and St. Martin Parish Police Jury.
Oakdale 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Oakdale is the Housing Authority of Oakdale.
Greensburg 2
Paradis 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Paradis is the St. Charles Parish Housing Authority.
Pearl River 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pearl River is the Slidell Housing Authority.
Paulina 2
St Rose 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves St Rose is the St. Charles Parish Housing Authority.
Elizabeth 1
Oberlin 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Oberlin is the Housing Authority of the Town of Oberlin.
Patterson 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Patterson are the Housing Authority of the Town of Patterson and St. Mary Parish Council.
Morgan City 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Morgan City is the Morgan City Housing Authority.
Berwick 1
Lutcher 0
Reeves 0