Affordable Housing In Lockport
Lafourche Parish, Louisiana

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Lockport

Lockport Elderly Apartments

907 Justin St
Lockport, Louisiana
Accepts Vouchers
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Housing Authorities that serve Lockport

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Lockport, Louisiana

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 40 affordable apartments for rent in Lockport, Louisiana.

Income Based Apartments in Lockport, Louisiana

Lockport features 0 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 Lockport, Louisiana

There are 40 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Lockport.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Lockport, Louisiana

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Lockport landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Lockport.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Lockport, Louisiana for a two-bedroom apartment is between $786 and $960.

2020 Lockport, 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.

Lockport, LA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 40
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 35.87%
Average Renter Household Size 2.34
Average Household Size 2.69
Median Household Income $50,560 ±$7,258
Median Rent $777 ±$158
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 39.53% ± 14.79pp
Total Population 2,556

Population and Household Demographics

Lockport is a City in Lafourche Parish, Louisiana with a population of 2,556. There are 945 households in the city with an average household size of 2.69 persons. 35.87% of households in Lockport are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Lockport

The median gross income for households in Lockport is $50,560 a year, or $4,213 a month. The median rent for the city is $777 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Lockport, a household making less than $2,590 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 39.53% of households who rent are overburdened in Lockport.1

Area Median Income In Lockport

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 Lockport, the AMI is calculated from all households within Lafourche Parish.

In Lockport, 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 Lockport

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 Lockport

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