Opelousas, Louisiana Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing programs support 877 income based apartments in Opelousas where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 455 affordable apartments in Opelousas that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Opelousas, Louisiana

There are no open Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists in Opelousas. Go to the Louisiana Section 8 Waiting Lists page for openings near Opelousas.

Opelousas Manor Apartments

490 W Grolee St
Opelousas, Louisiana
Income Based
1-2 BR
Affordable

Opelousas Villa Apartments

1211 Garlane Ave
Opelousas, Louisiana
Income Based
1-2 BR
Rent Assisted

Opelousas Point Apartments

1407 Garland Ave
Opelousas, Louisiana
Income Based
1-2 BR
Affordable

Peaks of Opelousas

2155 Vige Street
Opelousas, Louisiana
$581-760
1-2 BR
Affordable

Crestview Apartments of Opelousas

802 Beverly Road
Opelousas, Louisiana
Call For Rent
2-3 BR

St. Landry Crossing

1230 McCarthy Ln
Opelousas, Louisiana
Call For Rent
3 BR
Affordable

St Bernadette Manor II

1210 School Board Ln
Opelousas, Louisiana
Rent Assisted
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Dupre Place I & II

1225 Dean Drive
Opelousas, Louisiana
Affordable

St. Landry Homes, Lp

1606 Meredith St
Opelousas, Louisiana
Affordable

Holy Trinity Villa

422 Perry Ln
Opelousas, Louisiana
Rent Assisted
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
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Affordable Housing Near Opelousas

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Public Housing Agencies Serving 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.

Waiting lists for project-based assistance, like the Public Housing program, are open:

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of City of Opelousas Public Housing
St. Landry Parish Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Go to the Louisiana Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Opelousas.

Opelousas, Louisiana Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Opelousas, Louisiana

Opelousas features 877 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 455 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 $666 and $814.

2023 Opelousas, 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
Opelousas, Louisiana Fair Market Rent $558 $562 $740 $958 $1,143
Opelousas, Louisiana Payment Standard Range $502 to $614 $506 to $618 $666 to $814 $862 to $1,054 $1,029 to $1,257

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Opelousas, LA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 18
Total Low Income Apartments 1,332
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 877
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 49.76%
Average Renter Household Size 2.75
Average Household Size 2.66
Median Household Income $20,434 ±$1,960
Median Rent $572 ±$34
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 57.59% ± 6.65pp
Total Population 16,638

Population and Household Demographics

Opelousas is a city in St Landry Parish, Louisiana with a population of 16,638. There are 6,027 households in the city with an average household size of 2.66 persons. 49.76% of households in Opelousas are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Opelousas

The median gross income for households in Opelousas is $20,434 a year, or $1,703 a month. The median rent for the city is $572 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Opelousas, a household making less than $1,907 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 57.59% of households who rent are overburdened in Opelousas.

Area Median Income In Opelousas

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 Opelousas, the AMI is calculated from all households within St Landry Parish.

In Opelousas, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $51,400

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 Opelousas

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 Opelousas

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Opelousas AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$13,590 $18,310 $23,030 $27,050 $29,250 $31,400 $33,550 $35,750
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Opelousas AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$18,950 $21,650 $24,350 $27,050 $29,250 $31,400 $33,550 $35,750
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Opelousas AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$30,350 $34,650 $39,000 $43,300 $46,800 $50,250 $53,700 $57,200