Affordable Housing In Leesville
Vernon Parish, Louisiana

10 Low Income Apartment Communities In Leesville

Oakwood Apartments

1610 Oakwood Dr
Leesville, Louisiana

Sunshine Center

1851 Jean St
Leesville, Louisiana
Elderly Supportive Housing

Vernon Manor

131 Winco Blvd
Leesville, Louisiana

100 Miriah Ln

100 Miriah Ln
Leesville, Louisiana

Vernon Place Apartments

600 Vernon Trace Cir
Leesville, Louisiana

Westside Village

197 George Ave
Leesville, Louisiana

Holly Grove

189 Alexandria Hwy
Leesville, Louisiana

Leesville Elderly Apartments

8396 Kurthwood Rd
Leesville, Louisiana

Butler Estates

805 Butler St
Leesville, Louisiana

Allendale Housing

902 Verone Ter
Leesville, Louisiana
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Leesville, Louisiana

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Leesville, Louisiana

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the City of Leesville Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Housing Authority of Vernon Parish Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Leesville, Louisiana

There are 10 low income housing apartment communities offering 637 affordable apartments for rent in Leesville, Louisiana.

Income Based Apartments in Leesville, Louisiana

Leesville features 354 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 Leesville, Louisiana

There are 283 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Leesville.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Leesville, Louisiana

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Leesville landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Leesville.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Leesville, Louisiana for a two-bedroom apartment is between $835 and $1,021.

2022 Leesville, 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
Leesville, Louisiana Fair Market Rent $663 $705 $928 $1,152 $1,387
Leesville, Louisiana Payment Standard Range $597 to $729 $635 to $776 $835 to $1,021 $1,037 to $1,267 $1,248 to $1,526

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Leesville, LA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 10
Total Low Income Apartments 637
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 354
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 57.18%
Average Renter Household Size 2.45
Average Household Size 2.57
Median Household Income $37,900 ±$2,198
Median Rent $732 ±$32
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 40.3% ± 5.62pp
Total Population 6,608

Population and Household Demographics

Leesville is a city in Vernon Parish, Louisiana with a population of 6,608. There are 2,478 households in the city with an average household size of 2.57 persons. 57.18% of households in Leesville are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Leesville

The median gross income for households in Leesville is $37,900 a year, or $3,158 a month. The median rent for the city is $732 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Leesville, a household making less than $2,440 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 40.3% of households who rent are overburdened in Leesville.

Area Median Income In Leesville

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 Leesville, the AMI is calculated from all households within Vernon Parish.

In Leesville, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $66,000

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 Leesville

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 Leesville

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Leesville AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$13,900 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $40,950 $43,600
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Leesville AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$23,100 $26,400 $29,700 $33,000 $35,650 $38,300 $40,950 $43,600
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Leesville AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$37,000 $42,250 $47,550 $52,800 $57,050 $61,250 $65,500 $69,700