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Affordable Housing In Bossier City
Bossier Parish, Louisiana

15 Low Income Apartment Communities In Bossier City

Holy Cross Villas

2140 Airline Dr
Bossier City, Louisiana
Call For Rent
1 BR

North Park Apartments

2500 Montgomery Ln
Bossier City, Louisiana

Cloverdale Plaza

2213 Shed Rd
Bossier City, Louisiana

Heritage Village Apartments

5005 E Texas Street
Bossier City, Louisiana
Accepts Vouchers

Independence Lodge

100 Block Of Riverwood Dr
Bossier City, Louisiana
Disabled Supportive Housing

Gordon Bossier

1115 Traffic St
Bossier City, Louisiana
Accepts Vouchers

Villages of Eagle Pointe IIi

2136 Riverwood Loop
Bossier City, Louisiana
Accepts Vouchers

Cisco Homes

1300 Carver St
Bossier City, Louisiana

Scott Street Project

1757 Southview Dr
Bossier City, Louisiana

Villages at Eagle Point II

2200 Riverwood Loop
Bossier City, Louisiana
Accepts Vouchers

Housing Authorities that serve Bossier City

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of Bossier City Public Housing
Bossier Parish Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Homeownership Voucher; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Bossier City, Louisiana

There are 15 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,220 affordable apartments for rent in Bossier City, Louisiana.

Income Based Apartments in Bossier City, Louisiana

Bossier City features 829 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 Bossier City, Louisiana

There are 391 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Bossier City.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Bossier City, Louisiana

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Bossier City landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Bossier City.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Bossier City, Louisiana for a two-bedroom apartment is between $775 and $947.

2020 Bossier City, 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 $612 $739 $861 $1,077 $1,248
Payment Standard Range $551 to $673 $665 to $813 $775 to $947 $969 to $1,185 $1,123 to $1,373

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Bossier City, LA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 15
Total Low Income Apartments 1,220
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 829
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 45.55%
Average Renter Household Size 2.53
Average Household Size 2.50
Median Household Income $47,342 ±$2,788
Median Rent $875 ±$28
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 45.32% ± 4.37pp
Total Population 66,093

Population and Household Demographics

Bossier City is a City in Bossier Parish, Louisiana with a population of 66,093. There are 25,540 households in the city with an average household size of 2.50 persons. 45.55% of households in Bossier City are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Bossier City

The median gross income for households in Bossier City is $47,342 a year, or $3,945 a month. The median rent for the city is $875 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Bossier City, a household making less than $2,917 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 45.32% of households who rent are overburdened in Bossier City.1

Area Median Income In Bossier City

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 Bossier City, the AMI is calculated from all households within Bossier Parish.

In Bossier City, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $57,500

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 Bossier City

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 Bossier City

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,550 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $37,000 $39,350
50% of Median $20,900 $23,850 $26,850 $29,800 $32,200 $34,600 $37,000 $39,350
80% of Median $33,400 $38,200 $42,950 $47,700 $51,550 $55,350 $59,150 $63,000