Affordable Housing In Lafourche Parish
Louisiana

14 Low Income Apartment Communities In Lafourche Parish

Plantation Trace Apartments

2127 Audubon Ave
Thibodaux, LA
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St Charles Apartments

125 Saint Charles St
Thibodaux, LA
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St Charles Apartments

1259 Saint Charles St
Thibodaux, LA
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Tarpon South Apartments

110 Peach St
Galliano, LA
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There are 14 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 1,293 affordable apartments for rent in Lafourche Parish. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 809 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Lafourche Parish, HUD housing programs support 0 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 484 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Lafourche Parish

Housing Authority Programs
Lafourche Parish Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Other Housing Authorities located in Lafourche Parish

Housing Authority Programs
Thibodaux Housing Authority Public Housing
Housing Authority of Lafourche Parish Public Housing
City of Thibodaux Office of Housing and Community Development Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To 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

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 $60,800

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 Lafourche Parish 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 $12,800 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $37,700 $40,150
50% of Median $21,300 $24,350 $27,400 $30,400 $32,850 $35,300 $37,700 $40,150
80% of Median $34,100 $38,950 $43,800 $48,650 $52,550 $56,450 $60,350 $64,250
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.

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.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Lafourche Parish

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $21,300 $24,350 $27,400 $30,400 $32,850 $35,300 $37,700 $40,150
60% of Median $25,560 $29,220 $32,880 $36,480 $39,420 $42,360 $45,240 $48,180

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 $32,880 a year, or $2,740 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,740 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $822 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 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $533 $571 $685 $791 $883 $973
60% $639 $685 $822 $949 $1,059 $1,168
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.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$665 $669 $848 $1,190 $1,423

Cities In Lafourche Parish

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City Listings Served By
Thibodaux 8 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.
Raceland 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Raceland is the Lafourche Parish Housing Authority.
Lockport 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lockport is the Lafourche Parish Housing Authority.
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 Heights 0
Mathews 0