Baton Rouge, Louisiana Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing programs support 3,070 income based apartments in Baton Rouge where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 4,020 affordable apartments in Baton Rouge that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

There are no open Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists in Baton Rouge. Go to the Louisiana Section 8 Waiting Lists page for openings near Baton Rouge.

Sharlo Terrace II

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

Canterbury House Apartments - Sherwood

2001 S Sherwood Forest Blvd
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
$739-1,111
1-3 BR
Affordable

Monte Sano Village

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

Turner Plaza

4546 North St
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Call For Rent
Studio-2 BR
55+
Accessible

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

The Elysian Apartment Homes

1120 Spanish Town Rd
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Affordable

Mallard Crossing Apartments

11320 Greenwell Springs Rd
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Call For Rent
2-3 BR

Summer Grove Apartments

12020 Florida Blvd
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Call For Rent
2 BR

Oakwood Terrace Homes

6238 Cedar Pointe Blvd
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
$830-930
3-4 BR
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Affordable Housing Near Baton Rouge

View affordable apartments and waiting lists in cities near Baton Rouge

City Apartments
Baker, LA Affordable Housing programs support 7 apartment communities in Baker.
Zachary, LA Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Zachary.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Baton Rouge, 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.

Waiting lists for project-based assistance, like the Public Housing program, are open:

Housing Authority Programs
East Baton Rouge Parish Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV)
City of Baton Rouge Office of Community Development -
Go to the Louisiana Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Baton Rouge.

Baton Rouge, Louisiana Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Baton Rouge features 3,070 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 4,020 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 $905 and $1,106.

2023 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
Baton Rouge, Louisiana Fair Market Rent $859 $876 $1,005 $1,266 $1,644
Baton Rouge, Louisiana Payment Standard Range $773 to $945 $788 to $964 $905 to $1,106 $1,139 to $1,393 $1,480 to $1,808

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Baton Rouge, LA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 78
Total Low Income Apartments 7,132
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 3,070
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.

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 $88,900

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 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

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Baton Rouge AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$18,650 $21,300 $23,950 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Baton Rouge AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$31,050 $35,500 $39,950 $44,350 $47,900 $51,450 $55,000 $58,550
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Baton Rouge AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$49,700 $56,800 $63,900 $70,950 $76,650 $82,350 $88,000 $93,700