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Affordable Housing In Calcasieu Parish
Louisiana

43 Low Income Apartment Communities In Calcasieu Parish

Tower Oaks Apartments

222 Louie St
Lake Charles, Louisiana
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized
62+

Fairview Crossing

4249 5th Ave
Lake Charles, Louisiana
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Louie Street Apartments

Louie And Cypress Sts
Lake Charles, Louisiana
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Whispering Hope

Griffen St At Hwy 171
Lake Charles, Louisiana
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Lake Villa

645 15th St
Lake Charles, Louisiana
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Place Vendome Apartments

1900 Prejean Drive
Lake Charles, Louisiana
Accepts Vouchers

Iowa Elderly Apartments

401 E Miller Ave
Iowa, Louisiana
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Fifth Avenue Apartments

4247 5th Avenue
Lake Charles, Louisiana
Accepts Vouchers

Dequincy Elderly Apartments

301 Coward St
Dequincy, Louisiana
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Hathaway Apartments

145 Hathaway St
Lake Charles, Louisiana
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Housing Authorities that serve Calcasieu Parish

Housing Authority Programs
Calcasieu Parish Housing Department Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Other Housing Authorities located in Calcasieu Parish

Housing Authority Programs
Lake Charles Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Housing Authority of the Town of Vinton Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Housing Authority of the City of Sulphur Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Housing Authority of the City of Dequincy Public Housing
Housing Authority of the Town of Iowa Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana

There are 43 low income housing apartment communities offering 3,120 affordable apartments for rent in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana.

Income Based Apartments in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana

Calcasieu Parish features 2,195 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 Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana

There are 925 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Calcasieu Parish.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana

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

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Calcasieu Parish, LA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 43
Total Low Income Apartments 3,120
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 2,195
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 31.39%
Average Renter Household Size 2.43
Average Household Size 2.55
Median Household Income $45,312 ±$1,319
Median Rent $758 ±$19
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 43.81% ± 2.9pp
Total Population 195,887

Population and Household Demographics

Calcasieu Parish is a County in Louisiana with a population of 195,887. There are 75,325 households in the county with an average household size of 2.55 persons. 31.39% of households in Calcasieu Parish are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Calcasieu Parish

The median gross income for households in Calcasieu Parish is $45,312 a year, or $3,776 a month. The median rent for the county is $758 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Calcasieu Parish, a household making less than $2,527 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 43.81% of households who rent are overburdened in Calcasieu Parish.1

Area Median Income In Calcasieu 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 Calcasieu Parish, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $57,200

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 Calcasieu 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 Calcasieu Parish

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,490 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $33,200 $35,500 $37,800
50% of Median $20,050 $22,900 $25,750 $28,600 $30,900 $33,200 $35,500 $37,800
80% of Median $32,050 $36,600 $41,200 $45,750 $49,450 $53,100 $56,750 $60,400

Cities In Calcasieu Parish

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City Listings Served By
Lake Charles 24 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lake Charles is the Lake Charles Housing Authority.
Westlake 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Westlake is the Calcasieu Parish Housing Department.
Sulphur 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Sulphur are the Housing Authority of the City of Sulphur and Calcasieu Parish Housing Department.
Starks 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Starks is the Calcasieu Parish Housing Department.
Vinton 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Vinton are the Housing Authority of the Town of Vinton and Calcasieu Parish Housing Department.
Dequincy 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Dequincy are the Housing Authority of the City of Dequincy and Calcasieu Parish Housing Department.
Iowa 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Iowa are the Calcasieu Parish Housing Department and Housing Authority of the Town of Iowa.
Carlyss 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Carlyss is the Calcasieu Parish Housing Department.
Gillis 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Gillis is the Calcasieu Parish Housing Department.
Hayes 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hayes is the Calcasieu Parish Housing Department.
Moss Bluff 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Moss Bluff is the Calcasieu Parish Housing Department.
Prien 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Prien is the Calcasieu Parish Housing Department.