; Low Income Apartments For Rent in Jonesboro, LA

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Jackson Square Apartments II

305 S Cedar St
Jonesboro, Louisiana
Rent Assisted

Caney Creek Apartments

619 E Main St
Jonesboro, Louisiana
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There are 0 low-income apartments in Jonesboro that offer reduced rents to eligible households.

Rental assistance programs support 52 low-income homes in Jonesboro where households pay rent based on how much they earn. For 2023, elgible households participating in federally assisted housing pay an average of $207 towards rent each month.

Affordable rent data for some communities last confirmed on October 30th, 2019. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Jonesboro, 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.

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the Town of Jonesboro Public Housing
Jackson Parish Police Jury Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Go to the Louisiana Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Jonesboro.

Jonesboro, Louisiana Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Jonesboro, Louisiana

Jonesboro features 52 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 Jonesboro, Louisiana

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Jonesboro.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Jonesboro, Louisiana

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Jonesboro landlords $900 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $200 towards rent in Jonesboro.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Jonesboro, Louisiana for a two-bedroom apartment is between $666 and $814.

2023 Jonesboro, 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
Jonesboro, Louisiana Fair Market Rent $567 $651 $740 $990 $994
Jonesboro, Louisiana Payment Standard Range $510 to $624 $586 to $716 $666 to $814 $891 to $1,089 $895 to $1,093

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Jonesboro, LA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 52
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 52
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 46.21%
Average Renter Household Size 2.81
Average Household Size 2.38
Median Household Income $20,156 ±$2,122
Median Rent $489 ±$40
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 61.91% ± 13.01pp
Total Population 4,653

Population and Household Demographics

Jonesboro is a city in Jackson Parish, Louisiana with a population of 4,653. There are 1,517 households in the city with an average household size of 2.38 persons. 46.21% of households in Jonesboro are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Jonesboro

The median gross income for households in Jonesboro is $20,156 a year, or $1,680 a month. The median rent for the city is $489 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Jonesboro, a household making less than $1,630 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 61.91% of households who rent are overburdened in Jonesboro.

Area Median Income In Jonesboro

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.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Jonesboro, the AMI is calculated from all households within Jackson Parish.

In Jonesboro, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $61,200

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 Jonesboro

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 Jonesboro

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Jonesboro AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$14,580 $19,720 $24,860 $30,000 $32,700 $35,100 $37,550 $39,950
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Jonesboro AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$21,200 $24,200 $27,250 $30,250 $32,700 $35,100 $37,550 $39,950
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Jonesboro AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$33,900 $38,750 $43,600 $48,400 $52,300 $56,150 $60,050 $63,900