Affordable Housing In Bossier City
Bossier Parish, Louisiana

15 Low Income Apartment Communities In Bossier City

The Orchard Apartments

4850 Shed Rd
Bossier City, LA
HCV Welcome

White Oak Apartments

4860 Shed Rd
Bossier City, LA
HCV Welcome

Gibson Park

1200 Estelle St
Bossier City, LA
HCV Welcome

Village of Eagle Point I

2334 Riverwood Dr
Bossier City, LA
HCV Welcome

Patricia Plaza

2401 Bobbie St
Bossier City, LA

Housing Authorities that serve Bossier City

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of Bossier City Public Housing
Bossier Parish Section 8 Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

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. Bossier City features 829 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 391 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Bossier City.

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 Bossier City 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
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Bossier City

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1988 to 2007, 8 low income apartment communities containing 441 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Bossier City by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Bossier City

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $20,900 $23,850 $26,850 $29,800 $32,200 $34,600 $37,000 $39,350
60% of Median $25,080 $28,620 $32,220 $35,760 $38,640 $41,520 $44,400 $47,220

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Bossier City is $32,220 a year, or $2,685 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,685 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $806 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $523 $559 $671 $775 $865 $954
60% $627 $671 $806 $930 $1,038 $1,145
Fair Market Rents in Bossier City

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$612 $739 $861 $1,077 $1,248