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Affordable Housing In Baker
East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

7 Low Income Apartment Communities In Baker

Camellia Trace

5350 Groom Road
Baker, Louisiana
$557-780
1-4 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Edgewood Apartments

Plank Rd
Baker, Louisiana
Accepts Vouchers

Charleston Oaks Apartments

4256 Jefferson St
Baker, Louisiana
Accepts Vouchers

Baker Plaza Apartments

2290 Manhatten Dr
Baker, Louisiana

Redbud Apartments

4201 Groom Rd
Baker, Louisiana
Subsidized

Sycamore Suites Apartments

4386 Jefferson St
Baker, Louisiana
Subsidized

Family Manor Apartments

12753 Plank Rd
Baker, Louisiana
Accepts Vouchers
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Guide To Affordable Housing in Baker, Louisiana

There are 7 low income housing apartment communities offering 334 affordable apartments for rent in Baker, Louisiana.

Income Based Apartments in Baker, Louisiana

Baker features 80 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 Baker, Louisiana

There are 254 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Baker.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Baker, Louisiana

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Baker, Louisiana for a two-bedroom apartment is between $805 and $983.

2020 Baker, 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
Fair Market Rent $678 $765 $894 $1,145 $1,429
Payment Standard Range $610 to $746 $689 to $842 $805 to $983 $1,031 to $1,260 $1,286 to $1,572

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Baker, LA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 7
Total Low Income Apartments 334
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 80
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 34.1%
Average Renter Household Size 2.90
Average Household Size 2.67
Median Household Income $37,727 ±$4,766
Median Rent $842 ±$42
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 57.01% ± 13.33pp
Total Population 13,800

Population and Household Demographics

Baker is a City in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana with a population of 13,800. There are 5,082 households in the city with an average household size of 2.67 persons. 34.1% of households in Baker are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Baker

The median gross income for households in Baker is $37,727 a year, or $3,144 a month. The median rent for the city is $842 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Baker, a household making less than $2,807 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 57.01% of households who rent are overburdened in Baker.1

Area Median Income In Baker

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 Baker, the AMI is calculated from all households within East Baton Rouge Parish.

In Baker, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $73,500

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 Baker

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 Baker

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,450 $17,650 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $25,750 $29,400 $33,100 $36,750 $39,700 $42,650 $45,600 $48,550
80% of Median $41,200 $47,050 $52,950 $58,800 $63,550 $68,250 $72,950 $77,650