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Affordable Housing In Lockport Heights
Lafourche Parish, Louisiana

Guide To Affordable Housing in Lockport Heights, Louisiana

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Lockport Heights, Louisiana.

Income Based Apartments in Lockport Heights, Louisiana

Lockport Heights 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 Heights, Louisiana

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Lockport Heights.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Lockport Heights, Louisiana

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

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

2020 Lockport Heights, 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.

Lockport Heights, LA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 18.74%
Average Renter Household Size 2.90
Average Household Size 2.65
Median Household Income $56,688 ±$10,758
Median Rent $740 ±$39
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 30.61% ± 29.32pp
Total Population 1,386

Population and Household Demographics

Lockport Heights is a city in Lafourche Parish, Louisiana with a population of 1,386. There are 523 households in the city with an average household size of 2.65 persons. 18.74% of households in Lockport Heights are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Lockport Heights

The median gross income for households in Lockport Heights is $56,688 a year, or $4,724 a month. The median rent for the city is $740 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Lockport Heights, a household making less than $2,467 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 30.61% of households who rent are overburdened in Lockport Heights.

Area Median Income In Lockport Heights

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

In Lockport Heights, 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 Lockport Heights

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 Heights

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