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Affordable Housing In Calcasieu Parish
Louisiana

44 Low Income Apartment Communities In Calcasieu Parish

Festival Apartments

2400 Fruge St
Lake Charles, Louisiana

Town and Country Apartments

1800 Beglis Pkwy
Sulphur, Louisiana

Villages of Lake Charles

661 Dixy Dr
Lake Charles, Louisiana

Westlake Plaza Apts

1411 Clarence St
Westlake, Louisiana

Housing Authorities that serve Calcasieu Parish

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana

There are 44 low income housing apartment communities offering 3,261 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 1,066 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 $782 and $956.

2021 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 $650 $674 $869 $1,092 $1,260
Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana Payment Standard Range $585 to $715 $607 to $741 $782 to $956 $983 to $1,201 $1,134 to $1,386

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Calcasieu Parish, LA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 44
Total Low Income Apartments 3,261
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.

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 $68,400

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.
$13,600 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $42,750
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.
$22,650 $25,900 $29,150 $32,350 $34,950 $37,550 $40,150 $42,750
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.
$36,250 $41,400 $46,600 $51,750 $55,900 $60,050 $64,200 $68,350

Cities In Calcasieu Parish

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