Affordable Housing In Minden
Webster Parish, Louisiana

8 Low Income Apartment Communities In Minden

Mt Calm Senior Hamlet

334 Lee St
Minden, LA
Elderly Supportive Housing

Sheppard Park Village Apartments

1355 Sheppard St
Minden, LA

Webster Manor

900 Bayou Ave
Minden, LA

Azalea Terrace Apartments

100 Azalea Terrace Ln
Minden, LA
Accepts Vouchers

Harvest Manor A

1314 Lee St
Minden, LA
Accepts Vouchers

Southfield Plaza

1106 East St
Minden, LA

Hickory Ridge

101 Carolina St
Minden, LA
Accepts Vouchers

Hillside Apartments

400 Hillside Ln
Minden, LA
Accepts Vouchers
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Housing Authorities that serve Minden

Housing Authority Programs
Minden Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Webster Parish Police Jury Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Minden, Louisiana

There are 8 low income housing apartment communities offering 620 affordable apartments for rent in Minden, Louisiana.

Income Based Apartments in Minden, Louisiana

Minden features 453 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 Minden, Louisiana

There are 167 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Minden.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Minden, Louisiana

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Minden, Louisiana for a two-bedroom apartment is between $639 and $781.

2020 Minden, 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 $510 $597 $710 $1,024 $1,051
Payment Standard Range $459 to $561 $537 to $657 $639 to $781 $922 to $1,126 $946 to $1,156

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Minden, LA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 8
Total Low Income Apartments 620
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 453
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 39.24%
Average Renter Household Size 2.58
Average Household Size 2.58
Median Household Income $29,651 ±$2,342
Median Rent $652 ±$44
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.5% ± 8.46pp
Total Population 12,887

Population and Household Demographics

Minden is a City in Webster Parish, Louisiana with a population of 12,887. There are 4,839 households in the city with an average household size of 2.58 persons. 39.24% of households in Minden are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Minden

The median gross income for households in Minden is $29,651 a year, or $2,471 a month. The median rent for the city is $652 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Minden, a household making less than $2,173 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 46.5% of households who rent are overburdened in Minden.1

Area Median Income In Minden

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 Minden, the AMI is calculated from all households within Webster Parish.

In Minden, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $45,800

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 Minden

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 Minden HUD Rental Assistance in Minden

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,490 $16,910 $21,330 $25,450 $27,500 $29,550 $31,600 $33,600
50% of Median $17,850 $20,400 $22,950 $25,450 $27,500 $29,550 $31,600 $33,600
80% of Median $28,500 $32,600 $36,650 $40,700 $44,000 $47,250 $50,500 $53,750