Affordable Housing In Lafourche Parish
16 Low Income Apartment Communities In Lafourche Parish
Housing Authorities that serve Lafourche Parish
|Lafourche Parish Housing Authority||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)|
Guide To Affordable Housing in Lafourche Parish, Louisiana
There are 16 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,365 affordable apartments for rent in Lafourche Parish, Louisiana.
Income Based Apartments in Lafourche Parish, Louisiana
Lafourche Parish features 881 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 Lafourche Parish, Louisiana
There are 484 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Lafourche Parish.
Housing Choice Vouchers in Lafourche Parish, Louisiana
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Lafourche Parish landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Lafourche Parish.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Lafourche Parish, Louisiana for a two-bedroom apartment is between $786 and $960.
2020 Lafourche 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|
|Fair Market Rent||$686||$690||$873||$1,206||$1,449|
|Payment Standard Range||$617 to $755||$621 to $759||$786 to $960||$1,085 to $1,327||$1,304 to $1,594|
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Lafourche Parish, LA Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||16|
|Total Low Income Apartments||1,365|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||881|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||24.21%|
|Average Renter Household Size||2.52|
|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.
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 $67,200
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 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.
Income Qualifications for HUD Rental Assistance in Lafourche Parish
|Income||1 Person||2 Person||3 Person||4 Person||5 Person||6 Person||7 Person||8 Person|
|30% of Median||$13,800||$17,240||$21,720||$26,200||$30,680||$35,160||$39,640||$43,300|
|50% of Median||$23,000||$26,250||$29,550||$32,800||$35,450||$38,050||$40,700||$43,300|
|80% of Median||$36,750||$42,000||$47,250||$52,500||$56,700||$60,900||$65,100||$69,300|
Cities In Lafourche Parish
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|Lockport||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lockport is the Lafourche Parish Housing Authority.|
|Raceland||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Raceland is the Lafourche Parish Housing Authority.|
|Thibodaux||The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Thibodaux are the Thibodaux Housing Authority, City of Thibodaux Office of Housing and Community Development and Lafourche Parish Housing Authority.|