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Affordable Housing In Moss Bluff
Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana

Housing Authorities that serve Moss Bluff

Housing Authority Programs
Calcasieu Parish Housing Department Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Moss Bluff, Louisiana

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

Income Based Apartments in Moss Bluff, Louisiana

Moss Bluff 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 Moss Bluff, Louisiana

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Moss Bluff, Louisiana

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Moss Bluff landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Moss Bluff.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Moss Bluff, Louisiana for a two-bedroom apartment is between $782 and $956.

2021 Moss Bluff, 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
Moss Bluff, Louisiana Fair Market Rent $650 $674 $869 $1,092 $1,260
Moss Bluff, Louisiana Payment Standard Range $585 to $715 $607 to $741 $782 to $956 $983 to $1,201 $1,134 to $1,386

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Moss Bluff, 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 16.48%
Average Renter Household Size 2.48
Average Household Size 2.89
Median Household Income $61,478 ±$7,732
Median Rent $816 ±$44
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 27.34% ± 13.75pp
Total Population 12,595

Population and Household Demographics

Moss Bluff is a city in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana with a population of 12,595. There are 4,352 households in the city with an average household size of 2.89 persons. 16.48% of households in Moss Bluff are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Moss Bluff

The median gross income for households in Moss Bluff is $61,478 a year, or $5,123 a month. The median rent for the city is $816 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Moss Bluff, a household making less than $2,720 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 27.34% of households who rent are overburdened in Moss Bluff.

Area Median Income In Moss Bluff

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 Moss Bluff, the AMI is calculated from all households within Calcasieu Parish.

In Moss Bluff, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $68,400

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 Moss Bluff

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 Moss Bluff

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Moss Bluff AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$13,600 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $42,750
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Moss Bluff AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$22,650 $25,900 $29,150 $32,350 $34,950 $37,550 $40,150 $42,750
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Moss Bluff AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$36,250 $41,400 $46,600 $51,750 $55,900 $60,050 $64,200 $68,350