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Affordable Housing In Duson
Acadia Parish, Louisiana

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Duson

Highland Common Apartments

100 Francis Prejean Cir
Duson, Louisiana
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Housing Authority of Duson Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Duson, Louisiana

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 36 affordable apartments for rent in Duson, Louisiana.

Income Based Apartments in Duson, Louisiana

Duson 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 Duson, Louisiana

There are 36 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Duson.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Duson, Louisiana

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Duson landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Duson.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Duson, Louisiana for a two-bedroom apartment is between $653 and $798.

2021 Duson, 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
Duson, Louisiana Fair Market Rent $546 $550 $725 $1,033 $1,109
Duson, Louisiana Payment Standard Range $491 to $601 $495 to $605 $653 to $798 $930 to $1,136 $998 to $1,220

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Duson, LA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 36
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 45.69%
Average Renter Household Size 2.81
Average Household Size 3.12
Median Household Income $30,326 ±$7,546
Median Rent $585 ±$102
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 54.2% ± 15.13pp
Total Population 1,950

Population and Household Demographics

Duson is a city in Acadia Parish, Louisiana with a population of 1,950. There are 626 households in the city with an average household size of 3.12 persons. 45.69% of households in Duson are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Duson

The median gross income for households in Duson is $30,326 a year, or $2,527 a month. The median rent for the city is $585 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Duson, a household making less than $1,950 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 54.2% of households who rent are overburdened in Duson.

Area Median Income In Duson

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 Duson, the AMI is calculated from all households within Acadia Parish.

In Duson, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $56,600

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 Duson

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 Duson

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Duson AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$12,880 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $30,600 $32,850 $35,100 $37,400
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Duson AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$19,850 $22,650 $25,500 $28,300 $30,600 $32,850 $35,100 $37,400
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Duson AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$31,750 $36,250 $40,800 $45,300 $48,950 $52,550 $56,200 $59,800