Affordable Housing In East Baton Rouge Parish
Louisiana

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84 Low Income Apartment Communities In East Baton Rouge Parish

Sharlo Terrace II

1808 Brightside Dr
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Income Based
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Canterbury House Apartments - Sherwood

2001 S Sherwood Forest Blvd
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
$739-1,111
1-3 BR

Camellia Trace

5350 Groom Road
Baker, Louisiana
$557-780
1-4 BR

Monte Sano Village

3002 E Mason Ave
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Call For Rent
1-4 BR
Family & Senior

Riversouth

723 River South Way
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Family & Senior

Turner Plaza

4546 North St
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Call For Rent
Studio-2 BR
55+
Accessible

Ardenwood Village

1957 North Ardenwood
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Call For Rent
1-4 BR
Family & Senior

Sharlo Terrace

4915 Alvin Dark Dr
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR

Mallard Crossing Apartments

11320 Greenwell Springs Rd
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Call For Rent
2-3 BR

Summer Grove Apartments

12020 Florida Blvd
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Call For Rent
2 BR

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in East Baton Rouge 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.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Housing Authority Programs
East Baton Rouge Parish Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

There are 84 low income housing apartment communities offering 7,254 affordable apartments for rent in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana.

Income Based Apartments in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

East Baton Rouge Parish features 3,184 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 East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

There are 4,070 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in East Baton Rouge Parish.

Housing Choice Vouchers in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay East Baton Rouge Parish landlords $800 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in East Baton Rouge Parish.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana for a two-bedroom apartment is between $825 and $1,009.

2022 East Baton Rouge 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
East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana Fair Market Rent $744 $781 $917 $1,161 $1,447
East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana Payment Standard Range $670 to $818 $703 to $859 $825 to $1,009 $1,045 to $1,277 $1,302 to $1,592

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

East Baton Rouge Parish, LA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 84
Total Low Income Apartments 7,254
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 3,184
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 40.3%
Average Renter Household Size 2.46
Average Household Size 2.57
Median Household Income $49,285 ±$1,121
Median Rent $842 ±$12
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 50.65% ± 1.91pp
Total Population 444,690

Population and Household Demographics

East Baton Rouge Parish is a county in Louisiana with a population of 444,690. There are 169,120 households in the county with an average household size of 2.57 persons. 40.3% of households in East Baton Rouge Parish are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in East Baton Rouge Parish

The median gross income for households in East Baton Rouge Parish is $49,285 a year, or $4,107 a month. The median rent for the county is $842 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In East Baton Rouge Parish, a household making less than $2,807 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 50.65% of households who rent are overburdened in East Baton Rouge Parish.

Area Median Income In East Baton Rouge 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 East Baton Rouge Parish, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $79,300

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 East Baton Rouge 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 East Baton Rouge Parish

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the East Baton Rouge Parish AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$16,700 $19,050 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the East Baton Rouge Parish AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$27,800 $31,750 $35,700 $39,650 $42,850 $46,000 $49,200 $52,350
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the East Baton Rouge Parish AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$44,450 $50,800 $57,150 $63,450 $68,550 $73,650 $78,700 $83,800

Cities In East Baton Rouge Parish

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City Served By
Baker The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Baker is the East Baton Rouge Parish Housing Authority.
Baton Rouge The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Baton Rouge are the East Baton Rouge Parish Housing Authority and City of Baton Rouge Office of Community Development.
Brownfields The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Brownfields is the East Baton Rouge Parish Housing Authority.
Central The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Central is the East Baton Rouge Parish Housing Authority.
Gardere The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Gardere is the East Baton Rouge Parish Housing Authority.
Inniswold The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Inniswold is the East Baton Rouge Parish Housing Authority.
Merrydale The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Merrydale is the East Baton Rouge Parish Housing Authority.
Monticello The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Monticello is the East Baton Rouge Parish Housing Authority.
Oak Hills Place The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Oak Hills Place is the East Baton Rouge Parish Housing Authority.
Old Jefferson The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Old Jefferson is the East Baton Rouge Parish Housing Authority.
Shenandoah The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Shenandoah is the East Baton Rouge Parish Housing Authority.
Village St. George The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Village St. George is the East Baton Rouge Parish Housing Authority.
Westminster The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Westminster is the East Baton Rouge Parish Housing Authority.
Zachary The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Zachary is the East Baton Rouge Parish Housing Authority.