Affordable Housing In Lincoln Parish
Louisiana

33 Low Income Apartment Communities In Lincoln Parish

Park Ridge Estates of Ruston

403 Richsmith Ln
Ruston, Louisiana
$720-780
3-4 BR

Edgewood Square Apartments

713 McDonald Ave
Ruston, Louisiana
$515-625
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Camellia Estates

118 Camellia Place
Grambling, Louisiana
$590-665
3-4 BR

Independence Meadows

706 Independence Cir
Ruston, Louisiana
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Sparta Place

601 S Sparta St
Ruston, Louisiana
Subsidized

Highland Apartments

2000 Illinois Ave
Ruston, Louisiana

Mansfield Estates

138 Mansfield Estates Drive
Grambling, Louisiana

Emerald Trace Apartments

419 Emerald Trace Dr
Ruston, Louisiana

Pecan Villa

611 S Bonner St
Ruston, Louisiana
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Perkins Lane Complex

100 Ellis Washington St
Grambling, Louisiana

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Lincoln Parish, 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 Lincoln Parish, Louisiana

Housing Authority Programs
Lincoln Parish Police Jury Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Lincoln Parish, Louisiana

There are 33 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,525 affordable apartments for rent in Lincoln Parish, Louisiana.

Income Based Apartments in Lincoln Parish, Louisiana

Lincoln Parish features 786 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 Lincoln Parish, Louisiana

There are 705 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Lincoln Parish.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Lincoln Parish, Louisiana

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Lincoln Parish landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Lincoln Parish.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Lincoln Parish, Louisiana for a two-bedroom apartment is between $702 and $858.

2022 Lincoln 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
Lincoln Parish, Louisiana Fair Market Rent $593 $653 $780 $1,060 $1,335
Lincoln Parish, Louisiana Payment Standard Range $534 to $652 $588 to $718 $702 to $858 $954 to $1,166 $1,202 to $1,469

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Lincoln Parish, LA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 33
Total Low Income Apartments 1,525
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 786
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 46.23%
Average Renter Household Size 2.55
Average Household Size 2.56
Median Household Income $33,467 ±$2,386
Median Rent $666 ±$29
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 53.38% ± 5.14pp
Total Population 47,349

Population and Household Demographics

Lincoln Parish is a county in Louisiana with a population of 47,349. There are 17,169 households in the county with an average household size of 2.56 persons. 46.23% of households in Lincoln Parish are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Lincoln Parish

The median gross income for households in Lincoln Parish is $33,467 a year, or $2,789 a month. The median rent for the county is $666 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Lincoln Parish, a household making less than $2,220 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 53.38% of households who rent are overburdened in Lincoln Parish.

Area Median Income In Lincoln 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 Lincoln Parish, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $58,100

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 Lincoln 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 Lincoln Parish

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Lincoln Parish AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$12,880 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $33,700 $36,050 $38,350
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Lincoln Parish AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$20,350 $23,250 $26,150 $29,050 $31,400 $33,700 $36,050 $38,350
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Lincoln Parish AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$32,550 $37,200 $41,850 $46,500 $50,250 $53,950 $57,700 $61,400

Cities In Lincoln Parish

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City Served By
Choudrant The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Choudrant is the Lincoln Parish Police Jury.
Downsville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Downsville is the Lincoln Parish Police Jury.
Dubach The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Dubach is the Lincoln Parish Police Jury.
Grambling The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Grambling are the Housing Authority of the Town of Grambling and Lincoln Parish Police Jury.
Ruston The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Ruston are the Housing Authority of Ruston, Lincoln Parish Police Jury and Section 8 Housing Office of the City of Ruston.
Simsboro The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Simsboro is the Lincoln Parish Police Jury.
Vienna The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Vienna is the Lincoln Parish Police Jury.