Affordable Housing In Jefferson Parish
Louisiana

37 Low Income Apartment Communities In Jefferson Parish

New Chateau

1521 Ames Blvd
Marrero, Louisiana
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Claiborne Homes

804 Sherry Lane
Westwego, Louisiana
$847-936
3-4 BR

The Pine Apartments

112 Holmes Blvd.
Terrytown, Louisiana
$795
1 BR

St. Bakhita Apartments

6305 4th St
Marrero, Louisiana
Call For Rent
2-4 BR

Belmont Village

720 Carrollwood Village Dr
Gretna, Louisiana
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Ruby and the Greens

336 Ruby St
Terrytown, Louisiana

Metairie Manor III

4979 York St
Metairie, Louisiana
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Monsignor Wynhoven I

4600 10th St
Marrero, Louisiana
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Cypress Place Apartments ( Concordia )

1500 Westwood Dr
Marrero, Louisiana
Subsidized

Friendship House

1608 Carol Sue Ave
Gretna, Louisiana
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

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

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of Jefferson Parish Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Family Self-Sufficiency; Moving to Work; Homeownership

Guide To Affordable Housing in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana

There are 37 low income housing apartment communities offering 3,714 affordable apartments for rent in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana.

Income Based Apartments in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana

Jefferson Parish features 2,295 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 Parish, Louisiana

There are 1,419 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Jefferson Parish.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Jefferson Parish landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Jefferson Parish.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana for a two-bedroom apartment is between $980 and $1,198.

2022 Jefferson 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 Parish, Louisiana Fair Market Rent $786 $927 $1,089 $1,404 $1,623
Jefferson Parish, Louisiana Payment Standard Range $707 to $865 $834 to $1,020 $980 to $1,198 $1,264 to $1,544 $1,461 to $1,785

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Jefferson Parish, LA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 37
Total Low Income Apartments 3,714
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 2,295
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 38.14%
Average Renter Household Size 2.45
Average Household Size 2.57
Median Household Income $47,947 ±$969
Median Rent $900 ±$9
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 49.94% ± 1.81pp
Total Population 435,092

Population and Household Demographics

Jefferson Parish is a county in Louisiana with a population of 435,092. There are 168,104 households in the county with an average household size of 2.57 persons. 38.14% of households in Jefferson Parish are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Jefferson Parish

The median gross income for households in Jefferson Parish is $47,947 a year, or $3,996 a month. The median rent for the county is $900 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Jefferson Parish, a household making less than $3,000 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 49.94% of households who rent are overburdened in Jefferson Parish.

Area Median Income In Jefferson 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 Parish, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $70,100

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 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 Parish

1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Jefferson Parish AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$14,750 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Jefferson Parish AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$24,550 $28,050 $31,550 $35,050 $37,900 $40,700 $43,500 $46,300
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Jefferson Parish AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$39,300 $44,900 $50,500 $56,100 $60,600 $65,100 $69,600 $74,100

Cities In Jefferson Parish

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City Served By
Avondale The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Avondale is the Housing Authority of Jefferson Parish.
Barataria The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Barataria is the Housing Authority of Jefferson Parish.
Bridge City The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bridge City is the Housing Authority of Jefferson Parish.
Elmwood The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Elmwood is the Housing Authority of Jefferson Parish.
Estelle The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Estelle is the Housing Authority of Jefferson Parish.
Grand Isle The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Grand Isle is the Housing Authority of Jefferson Parish.
Gretna The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Gretna is the Housing Authority of Jefferson Parish.
Harahan The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Harahan is the Housing Authority of Jefferson Parish.
Harvey The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Harvey is the Housing Authority of Jefferson Parish.
Jean Lafitte The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Jean Lafitte is the Housing Authority of Jefferson Parish.
Jefferson The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Jefferson is the Housing Authority of Jefferson Parish.
Kenner The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Kenner are the Kenner Housing Authority and Housing Authority of Jefferson Parish.
Lafitte The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lafitte is the Housing Authority of Jefferson Parish.
Marrero The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Marrero is the Housing Authority of Jefferson Parish.
Metairie The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Metairie is the Housing Authority of Jefferson Parish.
River Ridge The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves River Ridge is the Housing Authority of Jefferson Parish.
Terrytown The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Terrytown is the Housing Authority of Jefferson Parish.
Timberlane The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Timberlane is the Housing Authority of Jefferson Parish.
Waggaman The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Waggaman is the Housing Authority of Jefferson Parish.
Westwego The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Westwego are the Housing Authority of Westwego and Housing Authority of Jefferson Parish.
Woodmere The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Woodmere is the Housing Authority of Jefferson Parish.