Affordable Housing In Morehouse Parish
17 Low Income Apartment Communities In Morehouse Parish
Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Morehouse Parish, Louisiana
Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.
Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.
Public Housing Agencies Serving Morehouse Parish, Louisiana
|Morehouse Parish Police Jury||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)|
Guide To Affordable Housing in Morehouse Parish, Louisiana
There are 17 low income housing apartment communities offering 723 affordable apartments for rent in Morehouse Parish, Louisiana.
Income Based Apartments in Morehouse Parish, Louisiana
Morehouse Parish features 354 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 Morehouse Parish, Louisiana
There are 369 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Morehouse Parish.
Housing Choice Vouchers in Morehouse Parish, Louisiana
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Morehouse Parish landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Morehouse Parish.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Morehouse Parish, Louisiana for a two-bedroom apartment is between $626 and $766.
2022 Morehouse Parish, 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|
|Morehouse Parish, Louisiana Fair Market Rent||$584||$588||$696||$921||$1,191|
|Morehouse Parish, Louisiana Payment Standard Range||$526 to $642||$529 to $647||$626 to $766||$829 to $1,013||$1,072 to $1,310|
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Morehouse Parish, LA Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||17|
|Total Low Income Apartments||723|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||354|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||34.41%|
|Average Renter Household Size||2.65|
|Average Household Size||2.50|
|Median Household Income||$28,003 ±$3,159|
|Median Rent||$561 ±$36|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||42.03% ± 6.18pp|
Population and Household Demographics
Morehouse Parish is a county in Louisiana with a population of 27,012. There are 10,447 households in the county with an average household size of 2.50 persons. 34.41% of households in Morehouse Parish are renters.
Income and Rent Overburden in Morehouse Parish
The median gross income for households in Morehouse Parish is $28,003 a year, or $2,334 a month. The median rent for the county is $561 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Morehouse Parish, a household making less than $1,870 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 42.03% of households who rent are overburdened in Morehouse Parish.
Area Median Income In Morehouse Parish
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.
In Morehouse Parish, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $46,000
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 Morehouse Parish
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 Morehouse Parish
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|30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Morehouse Parish AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
|50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Morehouse Parish AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
|80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Morehouse Parish AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
Cities In Morehouse Parish
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|Bastrop||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bastrop is the Morehouse Parish Police Jury.|
|Bonita||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bonita is the Morehouse Parish Police Jury.|
|Collinston||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Collinston is the Morehouse Parish Police Jury.|
|Mer Rouge||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mer Rouge is the Morehouse Parish Police Jury.|
|Oak Ridge||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Oak Ridge is the Morehouse Parish Police Jury.|