Affordable Housing In Jackson Parish
5 Low Income Apartment Communities In Jackson Parish
Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Jackson 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 Jackson Parish, Louisiana
|Jackson Parish Police Jury||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)|
Guide To Affordable Housing in Jackson Parish, Louisiana
There are 5 low income housing apartment communities offering 208 affordable apartments for rent in Jackson Parish, Louisiana.
Income Based Apartments in Jackson Parish, Louisiana
Jackson Parish features 104 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 Jackson Parish, Louisiana
There are 104 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Jackson Parish.
Housing Choice Vouchers in Jackson Parish, Louisiana
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Jackson Parish landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Jackson Parish.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Jackson Parish, Louisiana for a two-bedroom apartment is between $626 and $766.
2022 Jackson 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|
|Jackson Parish, Louisiana Fair Market Rent||$529||$589||$696||$919||$944|
|Jackson Parish, Louisiana Payment Standard Range||$476 to $582||$530 to $648||$626 to $766||$827 to $1,011||$850 to $1,038|
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Jackson Parish, LA Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||5|
|Total Low Income Apartments||208|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||104|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||31.93%|
|Average Renter Household Size||2.69|
|Average Household Size||2.49|
|Median Household Income||$38,029 ±$3,781|
|Median Rent||$510 ±$60|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||41.91% ± 8.01pp|
Population and Household Demographics
Jackson Parish is a county in Louisiana with a population of 16,109. There are 6,038 households in the county with an average household size of 2.49 persons. 31.93% of households in Jackson Parish are renters.
Income and Rent Overburden in Jackson Parish
The median gross income for households in Jackson Parish is $38,029 a year, or $3,169 a month. The median rent for the county is $510 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Jackson Parish, a household making less than $1,700 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 41.91% of households who rent are overburdened in Jackson Parish.
Area Median Income In Jackson 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 Jackson Parish, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $51,700
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 Jackson 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 Jackson Parish
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|30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Jackson Parish AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
|50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Jackson Parish AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
|80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Jackson Parish AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
Cities In Jackson Parish
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|Chatham||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Chatham is the Jackson Parish Police Jury.|
|East Hodge||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves East Hodge is the Jackson Parish Police Jury.|
|Eros||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Eros is the Jackson Parish Police Jury.|
|Hodge||The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Hodge are the Housing Authority of the Town of East Hodge and Jackson Parish Police Jury.|
|Jonesboro||The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Jonesboro are the Housing Authority of the Town of Jonesboro and Jackson Parish Police Jury.|
|North Hodge||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves North Hodge is the Jackson Parish Police Jury.|
|Quitman||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Quitman is the Jackson Parish Police Jury.|