Affordable Housing In Bienville Parish
Louisiana

11 Low Income Apartment Communities In Bienville Parish

Gibsland Villas

1841 Cedar St
Gibsland, Louisiana

Gibsland Seniors Apartments

1934 Pearl St
Gibsland, Louisiana

Arcadia East Apartments

1226 1st St
Arcadia, Louisiana

Meadows at Arcadia

1210 Crawford St
Arcadia, Louisiana
Accessible

Castar Seniors Apartments

E 1st St
Castor, Louisiana
Subsidized

Gibsland Seniors

1934 Pearl St
Gibsland, Louisiana
Subsidized

Oaketree Apartments

1305 School St
Ringgold, Louisiana

Alexander Place Apartments

1516 Marsailes Dr
Arcadia, Louisiana

Bienville III Apartments

1145 Military Rd
Ringgold, Louisiana
Subsidized

Bienville Apartments

2000 Military Rd
Ringgold, Louisiana
Subsidized

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

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Bienville Parish, Louisiana

There are 11 low income housing apartment communities offering 514 affordable apartments for rent in Bienville Parish, Louisiana.

Income Based Apartments in Bienville Parish, Louisiana

Bienville Parish features 264 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 Bienville Parish, Louisiana

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Bienville Parish, Louisiana

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Bienville Parish landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Bienville Parish.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Bienville Parish, Louisiana for a two-bedroom apartment is between $626 and $766.

2022 Bienville 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
Bienville Parish, Louisiana Fair Market Rent $529 $611 $696 $989 $1,086
Bienville Parish, Louisiana Payment Standard Range $476 to $582 $550 to $672 $626 to $766 $890 to $1,088 $977 to $1,195

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Bienville Parish, LA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 11
Total Low Income Apartments 514
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 264
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 29.24%
Average Renter Household Size 2.46
Average Household Size 2.35
Median Household Income $32,876 ±$2,567
Median Rent $482 ±$35
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 32.88% ± 5.56pp
Total Population 13,977

Population and Household Demographics

Bienville Parish is a county in Louisiana with a population of 13,977. There are 5,814 households in the county with an average household size of 2.35 persons. 29.24% of households in Bienville Parish are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Bienville Parish

The median gross income for households in Bienville Parish is $32,876 a year, or $2,740 a month. The median rent for the county is $482 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Bienville Parish, a household making less than $1,607 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 32.88% of households who rent are overburdened in Bienville Parish.

Area Median Income In Bienville 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 Bienville Parish, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $42,100

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 Bienville 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 Bienville Parish

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Bienville Parish AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$12,880 $17,420 $21,800 $24,200 $26,150 $28,100 $30,050 $31,950
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Bienville Parish AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$16,950 $19,400 $21,800 $24,200 $26,150 $28,100 $30,050 $31,950
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Bienville Parish AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$27,100 $31,000 $34,850 $38,700 $41,800 $44,900 $48,000 $51,100

Cities In Bienville Parish

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City Served By
Arcadia The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Arcadia are the Housing Authority of the Town of Arcadia and Bienville Parish Police Jury.
Bienville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bienville is the Bienville Parish Police Jury.
Bryceland The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bryceland is the Bienville Parish Police Jury.
Castor The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Castor is the Bienville Parish Police Jury.
Gibsland The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Gibsland are the Housing Authority of Gibsland and Bienville Parish Police Jury.
Jamestown The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Jamestown is the Bienville Parish Police Jury.
Lucky The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lucky is the Bienville Parish Police Jury.
Mount Lebanon The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mount Lebanon is the Bienville Parish Police Jury.
Ringgold The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ringgold is the Bienville Parish Police Jury.
Saline The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Saline is the Bienville Parish Police Jury.