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Affordable Housing In Carlyss
Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana

Housing Authorities that serve Carlyss

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Carlyss, Louisiana

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Carlyss, Louisiana.

Income Based Apartments in Carlyss, Louisiana

Carlyss features 0 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 Carlyss, Louisiana

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Carlyss.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Carlyss, Louisiana

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Carlyss landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Carlyss.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Carlyss, Louisiana for a two-bedroom apartment is between $782 and $956.

2021 Carlyss, 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
Carlyss, Louisiana Fair Market Rent $650 $674 $869 $1,092 $1,260
Carlyss, 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 research.

Carlyss, LA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 30.53%
Average Renter Household Size 3.05
Average Household Size 2.80
Median Household Income $51,518 ±$9,717
Median Rent $850 ±$118
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 30.21% ± 14pp
Total Population 4,896

Population and Household Demographics

Carlyss is a city in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana with a population of 4,896. There are 1,746 households in the city with an average household size of 2.80 persons. 30.53% of households in Carlyss are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Carlyss

The median gross income for households in Carlyss is $51,518 a year, or $4,293 a month. The median rent for the city is $850 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Carlyss, a household making less than $2,833 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 30.21% of households who rent are overburdened in Carlyss.

Area Median Income In Carlyss

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 Carlyss, the AMI is calculated from all households within Calcasieu Parish.

In Carlyss, 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 Carlyss

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 Carlyss

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Carlyss 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 Carlyss 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 Carlyss 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