Affordable Housing In Minden
8 Low Income Apartment Communities In Minden
Housing Authorities that serve Minden
|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 AffordableHousingOnline.com 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|
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|