Affordable Housing In Lafourche Parish
Louisiana

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There are 14 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 1,293 affordable apartments for rent in Lafourche Parish, Louisiana. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with about 809 apartments that set rent based on your income. Often referred to as "HUD apartments", there are 0 Project-Based Section 8 subsidized apartments in Lafourche Parish. There are 740 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are still considered to be affordable housing for low income families.

The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lafourche Parish is the Lafourche Parish Housing Authority.

Affordable Apartments in Lafourche Parish

102 Trueman Cir
Thibodaux, Louisiana
Sweetwater Estates is a 48 unit low income housing apartment community in Thibodaux.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Thibodaux.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit HOME Accepts Housing Choice Vouchers
5604 W Main
Galliano, Louisiana
Tarpone Heights Apartments is a 48 unit low income housing apartment community in Galliano.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Galliano.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit Accepts Housing Choice Vouchers
1002 Plantation Rd
Thibodaux, Louisiana
Willow Wood Manor is a 64 unit low income housing apartment community in Thibodaux.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Thibodaux.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit Section 515 Rural Rental Housing Accepts Housing Choice Vouchers
149 Meadows Cir
Thibodaux, Louisiana
Green Oaks Apartments is a 48 unit low income housing apartment community in Thibodaux.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit Rural Development Rental Assistance Project Based Rental Assistance Accepts Housing Choice Vouchers
603 Government Cir
Thibodaux, Louisiana
Eagle Drive Ridgefield Rd. is a 308 unit low income housing apartment community in Thibodaux.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Public Housing

Housing Authorities that serve Lafourche Parish

The Lafourche Parish Housing Authority is a Section 8 public housing agency in Raceland, Louisiana.

Other Housing Authorities located in Lafourche Parish

The Thibodaux Housing Authority (Public Housing Only) is a Public Housing public housing agency in Thibodaux, Louisiana.

The Housing Authority of Lafourche Parish is a Public Housing public housing agency in Raceland, Louisiana.

The City of Thibodaux Office of Housing & Community Development (Section 8) is a Section 8 public housing agency in Thibodaux, Louisiana.

Understanding Affordable Housing in Lafourche Parish, Louisiana

Lafourche Parish, LA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 14
Total Low Income Apartments 1,293
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 809
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 24.21%
Average Renter Household Size 2.52
Total Population 97,474
Housing Units 35,592
Average Household Size 2.68
Median Household Income $51,030 ±$1,656
Median Rent $720 ±$26
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 37.1% ± 4.04pp

Population and Household Demographics

Lafourche Parish is a County in Louisiana with a population of 97,474. There are 35,592 households in the county with an average household size of 2.68 persons. 24.21% of households in Lafourche Parish are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Lafourche Parish

The median gross income for households in Lafourche Parish is $51,030 a year, or $4,253 a month. The median rent for the county is $720 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Lafourche Parish, a household making less than $2,400 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 37.1% of households who rent are overburdened in Lafourche Parish.1

Data derived from 2010 Census and 2015 5-Year American Community Survey. Learn More.
1 Margin of Error: ± 4.04 percentage points.

Area Median Income In Lafourche 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 Lafourche Parish, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $55,900

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 Lafourche 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.

Lafourche Parish HUD Rental Assistance Income Limits

AMI Band 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% $12,350 $16,240 $20,420 $24,600 $28,780 $32,960 $36,350 $38,700
50% $20,550 $23,450 $26,400 $29,300 $31,650 $34,000 $36,350 $38,700
80% $32,850 $37,550 $42,250 $46,900 $50,700 $54,450 $58,200 $61,950

You can identify apartment communities that participate in a program that provides rental assistance by looking for the tags in the apartment list above. View Apartments.

Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Lafourche Parish

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1991 to 2008, 10 low income apartment communities containing 500 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Lafourche Parish by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

You can identify apartment communities that participate in the program in Lafourche Parish by looking for the tag in the apartment list above. View Apartments.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Lafourche Parish Low Income Housing Tax Credit Income Limits

AMI Band 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% $20,550 $23,450 $26,400 $29,300 $31,650 $34,000 $36,350 $38,700
HERA 50% $23,000 $26,250 $29,550 $32,800 $35,450 $38,050 $40,700 $43,300
60% $24,660 $28,140 $31,680 $35,160 $37,980 $40,800 $43,620 $46,440
HERA 60% $27,600 $31,500 $35,460 $39,360 $42,540 $45,660 $48,840 $51,960

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Lafourche Parish is $31,680 a year, or $2,640 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,640 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $792 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 1 Bed 5 Bed
50% $514 $550 $660 $762 $850 $938
60% $617 $660 $792 $914 $1,020 $1,126
Fair Market Rents in Lafourche Parish

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2017 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$662 $666 $869 $1,198 $1,449

Cities In Lafourche Parish

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Bayou Blue 0
Bayou Country Club 0
Chackbay 0
Choctaw 0
Cut Off 0
Des Allemands 1
Galliano 2
Golden Meadow 1
Kraemer 0
Lafourche Crossing 0
Larose 0
Lockport 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lockport is the Lafourche Parish Housing Authority.
Lockport Heights 0
Mathews 0
Raceland 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Raceland is the Lafourche Parish Housing Authority.
Thibodaux 8 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Thibodaux are the Thibodaux Housing Authority (Public Housing Only), City of Thibodaux Office of Housing & Community Development (Section 8) and Lafourche Parish Housing Authority.