Affordable Housing In Oberlin
Allen Parish, Louisiana

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Oberlin

Oberlin Voa Living Center

409 N First St
Oberlin, Louisiana
Disabled Supportive Housing
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Housing Authorities that serve Oberlin

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Housing Authority of the Town of Oberlin Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Oberlin, Louisiana

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 14 affordable apartments for rent in Oberlin, Louisiana.

Income Based Apartments in Oberlin, Louisiana

Oberlin features 14 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 Oberlin, Louisiana

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Oberlin, Louisiana

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

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

2020 Oberlin, 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 $542 $546 $710 $988 $1,064
Payment Standard Range $488 to $596 $491 to $601 $639 to $781 $889 to $1,087 $958 to $1,170

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Oberlin, LA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 14
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 14
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 39.97%
Average Renter Household Size 2.84
Average Household Size 2.79
Median Household Income $36,250 ±$12,251
Median Rent $559 ±$62
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 25.86% ± 11.32pp
Total Population 1,969

Population and Household Demographics

Oberlin is a City in Allen Parish, Louisiana with a population of 1,969. There are 658 households in the city with an average household size of 2.79 persons. 39.97% of households in Oberlin are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Oberlin

The median gross income for households in Oberlin is $36,250 a year, or $3,021 a month. The median rent for the city is $559 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Oberlin, a household making less than $1,863 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 25.86% of households who rent are overburdened in Oberlin.1

Area Median Income In Oberlin

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

In Oberlin, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $56,300

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 Oberlin

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 Oberlin

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 $25,750 $30,170 $32,700 $34,950 $37,200
50% of Median $19,750 $22,550 $25,350 $28,150 $30,450 $32,700 $34,950 $37,200
80% of Median $31,550 $36,050 $40,550 $45,050 $48,700 $52,300 $55,900 $59,500