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Affordable Housing In Baton Rouge
East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

62 Low Income Apartment Communities In Baton Rouge

Sharlo Terrace II

1808 Brightside Dr
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Income Based
1-2 BR

Canterbury House Apartments - Sherwood

2001 S Sherwood Forest Blvd
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
1-3 BR

Monte Sano Village

3002 E Mason Ave
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Call For Rent
1-4 BR
Family & Senior


723 River South Way
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Family & Senior

Turner Plaza

4546 North St
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Call For Rent
Studio-2 BR

Ardenwood Village

1957 North Ardenwood
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Call For Rent
1-4 BR
Family & Senior

Sharlo Terrace

4915 Alvin Dark Dr
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR

Oakwood Terrace Homes

6238 Cedar Pointe Blvd
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
3-4 BR

Belhaven Trace

1016 Belhaven Trace Drive
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
4 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Cedar Pointe Homes

6238 Cedar Pointe Blvd
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
2-4 BR

Housing Authorities that serve Baton Rouge

Housing Authority Programs
East Baton Rouge Parish Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
City of Baton Rouge Office of Community Development

Guide To Affordable Housing in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

There are 62 low income housing apartment communities offering 5,989 affordable apartments for rent in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Income Based Apartments in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Baton Rouge features 2,678 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 Baton Rouge, Louisiana

There are 3,311 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Baton Rouge.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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

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

2020 Baton Rouge, 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 research.

Baton Rouge, LA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 62
Total Low Income Apartments 5,989
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 2,678
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 50.01%
Average Renter Household Size 2.42
Average Household Size 2.49
Median Household Income $39,876 ±$1,133
Median Rent $788 ±$11
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 52.52% ± 2.26pp
Total Population 229,186

Population and Household Demographics

Baton Rouge is a City in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana with a population of 229,186. There are 88,476 households in the city with an average household size of 2.49 persons. 50.01% of households in Baton Rouge are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Baton Rouge

The median gross income for households in Baton Rouge is $39,876 a year, or $3,323 a month. The median rent for the city is $788 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Baton Rouge, a household making less than $2,627 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 52.52% of households who rent are overburdened in Baton Rouge.1

Area Median Income In Baton Rouge

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

In Baton Rouge, 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 Baton Rouge

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 Baton Rouge

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