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

Discover affordable housing in Calcasieu Parish where there are 49+ 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.

Fairview Crossing

4249 5th Ave , Lake Charles, Louisiana 70607

Tower Oaks Apartments

222 Louie St, Lake Charles, Louisiana 70601

Ridge at Lake Charles I & II

5140 Weaver Road, Lake Charles, Louisiana 70605

Kingsley Courts

404 Cedar St, Lake Charles, Louisiana 70601

Place Vendome Apartments

1900 Prejean Drive, Lake Charles, Louisiana 70607

Louie Street Apartments

Louie And Cypress Sts, Lake Charles, Louisiana 70601

Whispering Hope

Griffen St At Hwy 171, Lake Charles, Louisiana 70601

The Magnolias Apartments

1006 Horridge St, Vinton, Louisiana 70668

Stark Place Apartments

4738 Evangeline Hwy, Starks, Louisiana 70661

Westlake Homes

2402 Fox Run Rd, Westlake, Louisiana 70669

Western Gardens Apartments

1601 W 4th St, Dequincy, Louisiana 70633

Fifth Avenue Apartments

4247 5th Avenue, Lake Charles, Louisiana 70607

Westlake Manor Apartments

1801 Gandy St, Westlake, Louisiana 70669

Vinton Senior Manor

1000 Loree St, Vinton, Louisiana 70668

Dequincy Elderly Apartments

301 Coward St, Dequincy, Louisiana 70633

Iowa Elderly Apartments

401 E Miller Ave, Iowa, Louisiana 70647

Hathaway Apartments

145 Hathaway St, Lake Charles, Louisiana 70605

Lake Villa

645 15th St , Lake Charles, Louisiana 70601

The Park at Winterhalter I & II

1944 Winterhalter St, Lake Charles, Louisiana 70601

Quinn Court Louise Landing

2506 Ruth St, Lake Charles, Louisiana 70601

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana
$13.20 (+182%) more than Louisiana minimum wage and $13.20 (+182%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve Calcasieu 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 Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana.

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

How many renters live in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana?

The County of Calcasieu Parish has 202,418 people living in 78,144 households.

There are 55,707 renters living in 23,830 renter households in this County. Renters make up 27.52 percent of the population living in Calcasieu Parish.

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

There are an estimated 95,544 housing units in the Calcasieu Parish area. Of these, 28,850 units are rental homes, making up 30 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Calcasieu Parish?

The rental vacancy rate in Calcasieu Parish is 16 percent. This is a higher than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are high it means that there are a lot of available units and rents tend to be lower.

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

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Calcasieu Parish
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
147 2,615 12,300 7,041 1,727
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Calcasieu Parish

A large number of apartments in Calcasieu 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 Calcasieu Parish are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 43 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 23 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 Calcasieu Parish

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $835 to $1,438. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $835
One BR $840
Two BR $1,080
Three BR $1,333
Four BR $1,438
2024 Fair Market Rents in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Calcasieu 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 113 77 percent
One BR 1,475 56 percent
Two BR 6,765 55 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana

How many affordable rental units are in Calcasieu Parish?

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

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 833
Public Housing 647
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 648
Mod Rehab Project-Based Rental Assistance 145
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly 81
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities 70
USDA Section 515 Rural Rental Housing 210
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana

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

Income Based Apartments in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana

Calcasieu Parish features 1,788 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 1,788 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.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana for a two-bedroom apartment is between $972 and $1,188.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.