Affordable Housing In Calcasieu Parish
Louisiana

Affordable Housing programs support 2,207 income based apartments in Calcasieu Parish where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 1,472 affordable apartments in Calcasieu Parish that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana

There are no open Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists in Calcasieu Parish. Go to the Louisiana Section 8 Waiting Lists page for openings near Calcasieu Parish.

Le Jolliet

4101 5th Ave
Lake Charles, Louisiana
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
Affordable

Tower Oaks Apartments

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

Peppermill Apartments

2877 S Beglis Pkwy
Sulphur, Louisiana
$675-875
1-3 BR
Affordable

Fairview Crossing

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

Kingsley Courts

404 Cedar St
Lake Charles, Louisiana
Call For Rent
3-4 BR

La Maison Apartments

5001 Pecan Acres St
Lake Charles, Louisiana
Call For Rent
1-4 BR
Affordable

Louie Street Apartments

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

Whispering Hope

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

Lake Villa

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

Place Vendome Apartments

1900 Prejean Drive
Lake Charles, Louisiana
Affordable
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Affordable Housing In Calcasieu Parish

View affordable apartments and waiting lists in cities near Calcasieu Parish

City Apartments
Affordable Housing In Dequincy, LA Affordable Housing programs support 3 apartment communities in Dequincy.
Affordable Housing In Iowa, LA Affordable Housing programs support 3 apartment communities in Iowa.
Affordable Housing In Lake Charles, LA Affordable Housing programs support 27 apartment communities in Lake Charles.
Affordable Housing In Starks, LA Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Starks.
Affordable Housing In Sulphur, LA Affordable Housing programs support 5 apartment communities in Sulphur.
Affordable Housing In Vinton, LA Affordable Housing programs support 4 apartment communities in Vinton.
Affordable Housing In Westlake, LA Affordable Housing programs support 5 apartment communities in Westlake.

Public Housing Agencies Serving 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.

Housing Authority Programs
Calcasieu Parish Police Jury Housing Department Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Go to the Louisiana Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Calcasieu Parish.

Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana

Calcasieu Parish features 2,207 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 1,472 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 $885 and $1,081.

2023 Calcasieu Parish, 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
Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana Fair Market Rent $756 $767 $983 $1,235 $1,322
Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana Payment Standard Range $680 to $832 $690 to $844 $885 to $1,081 $1,112 to $1,359 $1,190 to $1,454

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Calcasieu Parish, LA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 48
Total Low Income Apartments 3,679
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 2,207
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.

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 $75,000

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

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Calcasieu Parish AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$15,200 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Calcasieu Parish AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$25,350 $28,950 $32,550 $36,150 $39,050 $41,950 $44,850 $47,750
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Calcasieu Parish AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$40,500 $46,300 $52,100 $57,850 $62,500 $67,150 $71,750 $76,400