East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing programs support 3,184 income based apartments in East Baton Rouge Parish where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 4,274 affordable apartments in East Baton Rouge Parish that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

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

Sharlo Terrace II

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

Canterbury House Apartments - Sherwood

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

Camellia Trace

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

Monte Sano Village

3002 E Mason Ave
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Call For Rent
1-4 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

The Elysian Apartment Homes

1120 Spanish Town Rd
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Affordable

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
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Affordable Housing In East Baton Rouge Parish

View affordable apartments and waiting lists in cities near East Baton Rouge Parish

City Apartments
Baton Rouge, LA Affordable Housing programs support 78 apartment communities in Baton Rouge.
Baker, LA Affordable Housing programs support 7 apartment communities in Baker.
Zachary, LA Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Zachary.

Public Housing Agencies Serving 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.

Waiting lists for project-based assistance, like the Public Housing program, are open:

Housing Authority Programs
East Baton Rouge Parish Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV)
Go to the Louisiana Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near East Baton Rouge Parish.

East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana Affordable Housing Data

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 4,274 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 $905 and $1,106.

2023 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 $859 $876 $1,005 $1,266 $1,644
East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana Payment Standard Range $773 to $945 $788 to $964 $905 to $1,106 $1,139 to $1,393 $1,480 to $1,808

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

East Baton Rouge Parish, LA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 86
Total Low Income Apartments 7,500
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 $88,900

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.
$18,650 $21,300 $23,950 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
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.
$31,050 $35,500 $39,950 $44,350 $47,900 $51,450 $55,000 $58,550
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.
$49,700 $56,800 $63,900 $70,950 $76,650 $82,350 $88,000 $93,700