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Affordable Housing In Kenner
Jefferson Parish, Louisiana

5 Low Income Apartment Communities In Kenner

Malcolm Kenner Apartments

851 Reverend Richard Wilson Dr
Kenner, Louisiana

Jacob Cohen Project

1102 Compromise St
Kenner, Louisiana
Accepts Vouchers

Idaho Properties

2500 Idaho Ave
Kenner, Louisiana
Accepts Vouchers

Westminster Towers II

2301 Idaho Ave
Kenner, Louisiana
Elderly Supportive Housing


1013 31st St
Kenner, Louisiana
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Housing Authorities that serve Kenner

Housing Authority Programs
Kenner Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Kenner, Louisiana

There are 5 low income housing apartment communities offering 438 affordable apartments for rent in Kenner, Louisiana.

Income Based Apartments in Kenner, Louisiana

Kenner features 404 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 Kenner, Louisiana

There are 34 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Kenner.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Kenner, Louisiana

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Kenner landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Kenner.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Kenner, Louisiana for a two-bedroom apartment is between $970 and $1,186.

2020 Kenner, 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
Fair Market Rent $779 $908 $1,078 $1,396 $1,597
Payment Standard Range $701 to $857 $817 to $999 $970 to $1,186 $1,256 to $1,536 $1,437 to $1,757

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Kenner, LA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 438
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 404
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 41.35%
Average Renter Household Size 2.48
Average Household Size 2.64
Median Household Income $47,527 ±$3,324
Median Rent $930 ±$23
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 51.9% ± 4.23pp
Total Population 66,993

Population and Household Demographics

Kenner is a City in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana with a population of 66,993. There are 25,243 households in the city with an average household size of 2.64 persons. 41.35% of households in Kenner are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Kenner

The median gross income for households in Kenner is $47,527 a year, or $3,961 a month. The median rent for the city is $930 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Kenner, a household making less than $3,100 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 51.9% of households who rent are overburdened in Kenner.1

Area Median Income In Kenner

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 Kenner, the AMI is calculated from all households within Jefferson Parish.

In Kenner, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $67,400

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 Kenner

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 Kenner

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,150 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $23,600 $27,000 $30,350 $33,700 $36,400 $39,100 $41,800 $44,500
80% of Median $37,750 $43,150 $48,550 $53,900 $58,250 $62,550 $66,850 $71,150