Affordable Housing In Avoyelles Parish
Louisiana

24 Low Income Apartment Communities In Avoyelles Parish

N S Hillside Drive

121 N Hillside Dr
Marksville, Louisiana

Bunkie Heights Number 1

505 S Matthews St
Bunkie, Louisiana

Westside Village

647 Saint Ann St
Cottonport, Louisiana

Shenandoah Estates

320 Garcia Dr
Simmesport, Louisiana
Subsidized

Old River Apartments

700 Vieux Carre Ext
Marksville, Louisiana

School Hill Village

3072 Main St
Evergreen, Louisiana
Subsidized

East Project St

555 E Project St
Simmesport, Louisiana

Cottonwood Apartments

1008 Cottonwood Loop
Cottonport, Louisiana

V B Apartments

720 Addison St
Marksville, Louisiana
Subsidized

Plantation Place II Apartments

601 Pershing Ave
Bunkie, Louisiana

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

Housing Authority Programs
Avoyelles Parish Police Jury Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana

There are 24 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,040 affordable apartments for rent in Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana.

Income Based Apartments in Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana

Avoyelles Parish features 790 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 Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana

There are 250 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Avoyelles Parish.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Avoyelles Parish landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Avoyelles Parish.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana for a two-bedroom apartment is between $638 and $780.

2022 Avoyelles 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
Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana Fair Market Rent $471 $539 $709 $918 $1,092
Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana Payment Standard Range $424 to $518 $485 to $593 $638 to $780 $826 to $1,010 $983 to $1,201

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Avoyelles Parish, LA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 24
Total Low Income Apartments 1,040
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 790
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 30.11%
Average Renter Household Size 2.66
Average Household Size 2.52
Median Household Income $33,739 ±$3,075
Median Rent $612 ±$36
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 42.36% ± 6.11pp
Total Population 41,389

Population and Household Demographics

Avoyelles Parish is a county in Louisiana with a population of 41,389. There are 14,943 households in the county with an average household size of 2.52 persons. 30.11% of households in Avoyelles Parish are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Avoyelles Parish

The median gross income for households in Avoyelles Parish is $33,739 a year, or $2,812 a month. The median rent for the county is $612 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Avoyelles Parish, a household making less than $2,040 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 42.36% of households who rent are overburdened in Avoyelles Parish.

Area Median Income In Avoyelles 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 Avoyelles Parish, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $54,900

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 Avoyelles 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 Avoyelles Parish

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Avoyelles Parish AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$13,590 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $30,600 $32,850 $35,100 $37,400
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Avoyelles Parish AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$19,850 $22,650 $25,500 $28,300 $30,600 $32,850 $35,100 $37,400
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Avoyelles Parish AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$31,750 $36,250 $40,800 $45,300 $48,950 $52,550 $56,200 $59,800

Cities In Avoyelles Parish

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City Served By
Bordelonville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bordelonville is the Avoyelles Parish Police Jury.
Bunkie The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Bunkie are the Housing Authority of the Town of Bunkie and Avoyelles Parish Police Jury.
Center Point The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Center Point is the Avoyelles Parish Police Jury.
Cottonport The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Cottonport are the Housing Authority of the Town of Cottonport and Avoyelles Parish Police Jury.
Evergreen The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Evergreen is the Avoyelles Parish Police Jury.
Fifth Ward The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fifth Ward is the Avoyelles Parish Police Jury.
Hessmer The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hessmer is the Avoyelles Parish Police Jury.
Mansura The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mansura is the Avoyelles Parish Police Jury.
Marksville The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Marksville are the Marksville Housing Authority and Avoyelles Parish Police Jury.
Moreauville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Moreauville is the Avoyelles Parish Police Jury.
Plaucheville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Plaucheville is the Avoyelles Parish Police Jury.
Simmesport The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Simmesport are the Housing Authority of the Town of Simmesport and Avoyelles Parish Police Jury.