Affordable Housing In Jefferson Davis Parish
Louisiana

12 Low Income Apartment Communities In Jefferson Davis Parish

Bayou Villa Apartments

607 Naebers St
Welsh, Louisiana
Income Based
1 BR
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Elton House Apartments

350 Raymond Church Rd
Elton, Louisiana
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Westminster Homes II

609 S Craig St
Jennings, Louisiana
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Acadian Apartments

916 Florence St
Jennings, Louisiana
Subsidized

403 S Simmons St

403 S Simmons St
Welsh, Louisiana

506 Commercial Ave

506 Commercial Ave
Lake Arthur, Louisiana

Polk Place Apartments

513 S Polk St
Welsh, Louisiana
Subsidized

Cory Park

891 Shankland Ave
Jennings, Louisiana

429 Mouton Dr

429 Mouton Dr
Jennings, Louisiana

Southwind Apartments

1711 Airport Rd
Jennings, Louisiana

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Jefferson Davis 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 Jefferson Davis Parish, Louisiana

Housing Authority Programs
Jefferson Davis Parish Section 8 Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Jefferson Davis Parish, Louisiana

There are 12 low income housing apartment communities offering 517 affordable apartments for rent in Jefferson Davis Parish, Louisiana.

Income Based Apartments in Jefferson Davis Parish, Louisiana

Jefferson Davis Parish features 411 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 Jefferson Davis Parish, Louisiana

There are 106 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Jefferson Davis Parish.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Jefferson Davis Parish, Louisiana

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Jefferson Davis Parish landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Jefferson Davis Parish.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Jefferson Davis Parish, Louisiana for a two-bedroom apartment is between $626 and $766.

2022 Jefferson Davis 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
Jefferson Davis Parish, Louisiana Fair Market Rent $577 $611 $696 $940 $944
Jefferson Davis Parish, Louisiana Payment Standard Range $519 to $635 $550 to $672 $626 to $766 $846 to $1,034 $850 to $1,038

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Jefferson Davis Parish, LA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 12
Total Low Income Apartments 517
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 411
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 26%
Average Renter Household Size 2.53
Average Household Size 2.65
Median Household Income $39,063 ±$3,231
Median Rent $546 ±$30
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 39.34% ± 6.49pp
Total Population 31,434

Population and Household Demographics

Jefferson Davis Parish is a county in Louisiana with a population of 31,434. There are 11,652 households in the county with an average household size of 2.65 persons. 26% of households in Jefferson Davis Parish are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Jefferson Davis Parish

The median gross income for households in Jefferson Davis Parish is $39,063 a year, or $3,255 a month. The median rent for the county is $546 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Jefferson Davis Parish, a household making less than $1,820 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 39.34% of households who rent are overburdened in Jefferson Davis Parish.

Area Median Income In Jefferson Davis 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 Jefferson Davis Parish, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $56,900

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 Jefferson Davis 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 Jefferson Davis Parish

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Jefferson Davis Parish AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$12,880 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $30,750 $33,050 $35,300 $37,600
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Jefferson Davis Parish AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$19,950 $22,800 $25,650 $28,450 $30,750 $33,050 $35,300 $37,600
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Jefferson Davis Parish AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$31,850 $36,400 $40,950 $45,500 $49,150 $52,800 $56,450 $60,100

Cities In Jefferson Davis Parish

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City Served By
Elton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Elton is the Jefferson Davis Parish Section 8.
Fenton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fenton is the Jefferson Davis Parish Section 8.
Jennings The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Jennings are the Housing Authority of the City of Jennings and Jefferson Davis Parish Section 8.
Lacassine The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lacassine is the Jefferson Davis Parish Section 8.
Lake Arthur The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Lake Arthur are the Housing Authority of the Town of Lake Arthur and Jefferson Davis Parish Section 8.
Roanoke The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Roanoke is the Jefferson Davis Parish Section 8.
Welsh The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Welsh are the Housing Authority of the Town of Welsh and Jefferson Davis Parish Section 8.