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Affordable Housing In Lafourche Parish

16 Low Income Apartment Communities In Lafourche Parish

Plantation Trace Apartments

2127 Audubon Ave
Thibodaux, Louisiana
Accepts Vouchers

St Charles Apartments

125 Saint Charles St
Thibodaux, Louisiana
Accepts Vouchers

St Charles Apartments

1259 Saint Charles St
Thibodaux, Louisiana
Accepts Vouchers

Tarpon South Apartments

110 Peach St
Galliano, Louisiana
Accepts Vouchers

Elizabeth Tne Apts

101 Sycamore St
Raceland, Louisiana

Waverly Plantation Apts

800 Winder Road East
Thibodaux, Louisiana

Housing Authorities that serve Lafourche Parish

Housing Authority Programs
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 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
Total Population 97,474

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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City Served By
Bayou Blue
Bayou Country Club
Cut Off
Des Allemands
Golden Meadow
Lafourche Crossing
Lockport The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lockport is the Lafourche Parish Housing Authority.
Lockport Heights
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.