Affordable Housing In Lutcher
Allen Parish, Louisiana

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Lutcher

Convent Trace

2627 North King Ave
Lutcher, Louisiana
Call For Rent
1-4 BR

Central Crossing

2627 North King Avenue
Lutcher, Louisiana
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1-4 BR
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Guide To Affordable Housing in Lutcher, Louisiana

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 64 affordable apartments for rent in Lutcher, Louisiana.

Income Based Apartments in Lutcher, Louisiana

Lutcher features 28 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 Lutcher, Louisiana

There are 36 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Lutcher.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Lutcher, Louisiana

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Lutcher, Louisiana for a two-bedroom apartment is between $626 and $766.

2022 Lutcher, 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
Lutcher, Louisiana Fair Market Rent $529 $532 $696 $947 $1,061
Lutcher, Louisiana Payment Standard Range $476 to $582 $479 to $585 $626 to $766 $852 to $1,042 $955 to $1,167

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Lutcher, LA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 64
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 28
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 27.49%
Average Renter Household Size 2.01
Average Household Size 2.31
Median Household Income $42,368 ±$13,433
Median Rent $772 ±$234
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 48.36% ± 25.33pp
Total Population 3,415

Population and Household Demographics

Lutcher is a city in Allen Parish, Louisiana with a population of 3,415. There are 1,444 households in the city with an average household size of 2.31 persons. 27.49% of households in Lutcher are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Lutcher

The median gross income for households in Lutcher is $42,368 a year, or $3,531 a month. The median rent for the city is $772 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Lutcher, a household making less than $2,573 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 48.36% of households who rent are overburdened in Lutcher.

Area Median Income In Lutcher

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 Lutcher, the AMI is calculated from all households within Allen Parish.

In Lutcher, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $63,700

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 Lutcher

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 Lutcher

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Lutcher AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$13,590 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $36,950 $39,500 $42,050
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Lutcher AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$22,300 $25,500 $28,700 $31,850 $34,400 $36,950 $39,500 $42,050
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Lutcher AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$35,700 $40,800 $45,900 $50,950 $55,050 $59,150 $63,200 $67,300