Affordable Housing In Ascension Parish
Louisiana

11 Low Income Apartment Communities In Ascension Parish

Summerchase Apartments

2824 S Burnside Ave
Gonzales, Louisiana
Call For Rent
1-4 BR

Dville Village Apartments

100 Shonte Way
Donaldsonville, Louisiana
Subsidized

Riverview Apartments

100 Shonte Dr
Donaldsonville, Louisiana
Subsidized

Options for Living

101 Memorial Dr
Donaldsonville, Louisiana
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Blum - Mattingly - Gros Mem

1350 Saint Patrick St
Donaldsonville, Louisiana

Gonzales Plaza Apartments

2138 S Commerce Ave
Gonzales, Louisiana
Subsidized

Galvez Manor Apartments

16070 Christine Dr
Prairieville, Louisiana

Gonzales Plaza

41060 Merritt Evans Rd
Prairieville, Louisiana

Donaldsonville Seniors Apartments

425 Memorial Dr
Donaldsonville, Louisiana
Subsidized

Oak Villa Apartments

1305 East Bayou Road
Donaldsonville, Louisiana

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Ascension Parish, Louisiana

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Ascension Parish, Louisiana

Housing Authority Programs
Ascension Parish Section 8 Program Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Ascension Parish, Louisiana

There are 11 low income housing apartment communities offering 722 affordable apartments for rent in Ascension Parish, Louisiana.

Income Based Apartments in Ascension Parish, Louisiana

Ascension Parish features 492 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 Ascension Parish, Louisiana

There are 230 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Ascension Parish.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Ascension Parish, Louisiana

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Ascension Parish landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Ascension Parish.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Ascension Parish, Louisiana for a two-bedroom apartment is between $825 and $1,009.

2022 Ascension 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
Ascension Parish, Louisiana Fair Market Rent $744 $781 $917 $1,161 $1,447
Ascension Parish, Louisiana Payment Standard Range $670 to $818 $703 to $859 $825 to $1,009 $1,045 to $1,277 $1,302 to $1,592

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Ascension Parish, LA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 11
Total Low Income Apartments 722
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 492
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 19.57%
Average Renter Household Size 2.85
Average Household Size 2.84
Median Household Income $70,551 ±$1,834
Median Rent $882 ±$43
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 40.34% ± 4.88pp
Total Population 114,738

Population and Household Demographics

Ascension Parish is a county in Louisiana with a population of 114,738. There are 40,110 households in the county with an average household size of 2.84 persons. 19.57% of households in Ascension Parish are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Ascension Parish

The median gross income for households in Ascension Parish is $70,551 a year, or $5,879 a month. The median rent for the county is $882 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Ascension Parish, a household making less than $2,940 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 40.34% of households who rent are overburdened in Ascension Parish.

Area Median Income In Ascension 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 Ascension Parish, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $79,300

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 Ascension 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 Ascension Parish

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Ascension Parish AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$16,700 $19,050 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Ascension Parish AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$27,800 $31,750 $35,700 $39,650 $42,850 $46,000 $49,200 $52,350
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Ascension Parish AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$44,450 $50,800 $57,150 $63,450 $68,550 $73,650 $78,700 $83,800

Cities In Ascension Parish

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City Served By
Donaldsonville The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Donaldsonville are the Ascension Parish Section 8 Program, Housing Authority of the City of Donaldsonville and City of Donaldsonville.
Gonzales The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Gonzales is the Ascension Parish Section 8 Program.
Lemannville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lemannville is the Ascension Parish Section 8 Program.
Prairieville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Prairieville is the Ascension Parish Section 8 Program.
Sorrento The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sorrento is the Ascension Parish Section 8 Program.