Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Opelousas, LA

Discover affordable housing in Opelousas where there are 18+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

Crestview Apartments of Opelousas

802 Beverly Road, Opelousas, Louisiana 70570

Opelousas Point Apartments

1407 Garland Ave, Opelousas, Louisiana 70570

Opelousas Manor Apartments

410 W Grolee St, Opelousas, Louisiana 70570

Opelousas Villa Apartments

1211 Garlane Ave, Opelousas, Louisiana 70570

St. Landry Homes, Lp

1606 Meredith St, Opelousas, Louisiana 70570

Dupre Place I & II

1225 Dean Drive, Opelousas, Louisiana 70570

St Bernadette Manor II

1210 School Board Ln, Opelousas, Louisiana 70570

Dogwood Apartments

100 Plantation Rd, Opelousas, Louisiana 70570

Holy Trinity Villa

422 Perry Ln, Opelousas, Louisiana 70570

St Bernadette Manor I

1254 School Board Ln, Opelousas, Louisiana 70570

Dorcas Manor

1724 S Washington St, Opelousas, Louisiana 70570

Peaks of Opelousas

2155 Vige Street, Opelousas, Louisiana 70570

Hammermill Apartments

5632 Highway 182, Opelousas, Louisiana 70570

St. Landry Crossing

1230 McCarthy Ln, Opelousas, Louisiana 70570

Solete Plaza

1313 N Market St, Opelousas, Louisiana 70570

Jim Bowie Plaza

1141 Overton St, Opelousas, Louisiana 70570

Solete Plaza

708 Evergreen Ln, Opelousas, Louisiana 70570

Cherry Blossom Apartments

204 Thibodeaux St, Opelousas, Louisiana 70570

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Opelousas, Louisiana
$8.32 (+115%) more than Louisiana minimum wage and $8.32 (+115%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve Opelousas, 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.

Operates the Public Housing programs for Opelousas, Louisiana.
Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing programs for Opelousas, Louisiana.

Go to the Louisiana Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Opelousas.

How many renters live in Opelousas, Louisiana?

The City of Opelousas has 15,810 people living in 5,721 households.

There are 7,991 renters living in 2,989 renter households in this City. Renters make up 50.54 percent of the population living in Opelousas.

What is the rental market like in Opelousas, Louisiana?

There are an estimated 6,955 housing units in the Opelousas area. Of these, 3,218 units are rental homes, making up 46 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Opelousas, Louisiana, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Opelousas?

The rental vacancy rate in Opelousas is 7 percent. This is a higher than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are high it means that there are a lot of available units and rents tend to be lower.

How many rental units are in Opelousas for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Opelousas
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
196 378 1,396 836 174
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Opelousas

A large number of apartments in Opelousas have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How many renter households in Opelousas are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 49 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 25 percent of households are extremely rent overburdened. When renters pay too much for their housing, it leaves little money for other necessities like food, clothes, or medicine.

The federal government says that renters are cost-burdened if they pay more than a third of their monthly income for rent and utilities.

How Much Is Rent in Opelousas

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $621 to $1,238. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $621
One BR $626
Two BR $822
Three BR $1,060
Four BR $1,238
2024 Fair Market Rents in Opelousas, Louisiana

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Opelousas?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 115 59 percent
One BR 227 60 percent
Two BR 927 66 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Opelousas, Louisiana

How many affordable rental units are in Opelousas?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Opelousas, Louisiana including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 224
Public Housing 690
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 104
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly 13
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities 70
USDA Section 515 Rural Rental Housing 108
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Opelousas, Louisiana

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Opelousas, Louisiana

Opelousas features 1,020 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 Opelousas, Louisiana

There are 257 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Opelousas.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Opelousas, Louisiana

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Opelousas, Louisiana for a two-bedroom apartment is between $740 and $904.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.