Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Bienville Parish, LA

Discover affordable housing in Bienville Parish where there are 11+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

Gibsland Seniors

1934 Pearl St, Gibsland, Louisiana 71028

Arcadia East Apartments

1226 1st St, Arcadia, Louisiana 71001

Castar Seniors Apartments

E 1st St, Castor, Louisiana 71016

Gibsland Villas

1841 Cedar St, Gibsland, Louisiana 0

Oaketree Apartments

1305 School St, Ringgold, Louisiana 71068

Bienville III Apartments

1145 Military Rd, Ringgold, Louisiana 71068

Gibsland Seniors Apartments

1934 Pearl St, Gibsland, Louisiana 71028

Meadows at Arcadia

1210 Crawford St, Arcadia, Louisiana 71001

Bienville Apartments

2000 Military Rd, Ringgold, Louisiana 71068

Alexander Place Apartments

1516 Marsailes Dr, Arcadia, Louisiana 71001

Rich Circle

2542 4th St, Arcadia, Louisiana 71001

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Bienville Parish, Louisiana
$8.32 (+115%) more than Louisiana minimum wage and $8.32 (+115%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve 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.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) programs for Bienville Parish, Louisiana.

Go to the Louisiana Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Bienville Parish.

How many renters live in Bienville Parish, Louisiana?

The County of Bienville Parish has 12,958 people living in 5,375 households.

There are 3,587 renters living in 1,413 renter households in this County. Renters make up 27.68 percent of the population living in Bienville Parish.

What is the rental market like in Bienville Parish, Louisiana?

There are an estimated 6,907 housing units in the Bienville Parish area. Of these, 1,459 units are rental homes, making up 21 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Bienville Parish, Louisiana, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Bienville Parish?

The rental vacancy rate in Bienville Parish is 2 percent. This is a lower than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are low there are fewer available units. Rents tend to be higher as more people compete for scarce housing.

How many rental units are in Bienville Parish for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Bienville Parish
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
31 247 453 583 89
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Bienville Parish

A large number of apartments in Bienville Parish have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How many renter households in Bienville Parish are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 38 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 13 percent of households are extremely rent overburdened. When renters pay too much for their housing, it leaves little money for other necessities like food, clothes, or medicine.

The federal government says that renters are cost-burdened if they pay more than a third of their monthly income for rent and utilities.

How Much Is Rent in Bienville Parish

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $615 to $1,395. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $615
One BR $727
Two BR $822
Three BR $1,158
Four BR $1,395
2024 Fair Market Rents in Bienville Parish, Louisiana

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Bienville Parish?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 31 100 percent
One BR 227 92 percent
Two BR 292 64 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Bienville Parish, Louisiana

How many affordable rental units are in Bienville Parish?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Bienville Parish, Louisiana including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 131
Public Housing 142
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly 14
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities 14
USDA Section 515 Rural Rental Housing 212
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Bienville Parish, Louisiana

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Bienville Parish, Louisiana

Bienville Parish features 300 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 177 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 $740 and $904.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.