Affordable Housing In Ouachita Parish
Louisiana

67 Low Income Apartment Communities In Ouachita Parish

Kingswood Villa Apartments

5500 Highland Rd
Richwood, Louisiana
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Breece-Lock

13 Breece Cir
Monroe, Louisiana
Call For Rent
1-4 BR
Family & Senior

Johnson Carver Terrace

6 Roy Dr
Monroe, Louisiana
Call For Rent
1-4 BR
Family & Senior

Foster Heights

1912 Ruth St
Monroe, Louisiana
Call For Rent
1-4 BR
Family & Senior

Boeuf River

101 Preston Loop
Monroe, Louisiana
$675-753
3-4 BR

Robert Place Apartments

1850 Garrett Rd
Monroe, Louisiana
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized

Burg Jones

709 Beverly St
Monroe, Louisiana
Call For Rent
1-5 BR
Family & Senior

Frances Towers

300 Harrison St
Monroe, Louisiana
Call For Rent
1 BR
55+
62+

Mckeen Plaza

1500 McKeen Pl
Monroe, Louisiana
Call For Rent
1 BR
62+

Parish Square

5405 Blanks St
Monroe, Louisiana
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Ouachita 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 Ouachita Parish, Louisiana

Housing Authority Programs
Ouachita Parish Police Jury Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Ouachita Parish, Louisiana

There are 67 low income housing apartment communities offering 4,541 affordable apartments for rent in Ouachita Parish, Louisiana.

Income Based Apartments in Ouachita Parish, Louisiana

Ouachita Parish features 2,626 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 Ouachita Parish, Louisiana

There are 1,814 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Ouachita Parish.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Ouachita Parish, Louisiana

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Ouachita Parish landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Ouachita Parish.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Ouachita Parish, Louisiana for a two-bedroom apartment is between $734 and $897.

2022 Ouachita 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
Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Fair Market Rent $615 $619 $815 $1,011 $1,115
Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Payment Standard Range $554 to $677 $557 to $681 $734 to $897 $910 to $1,112 $1,004 to $1,227

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Ouachita Parish, LA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 67
Total Low Income Apartments 4,541
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 2,626
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 40.32%
Average Renter Household Size 2.57
Average Household Size 2.55
Median Household Income $37,754 ±$1,680
Median Rent $689 ±$15
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 47.49% ± 2.68pp
Total Population 155,769

Population and Household Demographics

Ouachita Parish is a county in Louisiana with a population of 155,769. There are 57,690 households in the county with an average household size of 2.55 persons. 40.32% of households in Ouachita Parish are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Ouachita Parish

The median gross income for households in Ouachita Parish is $37,754 a year, or $3,146 a month. The median rent for the county is $689 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Ouachita Parish, a household making less than $2,297 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 47.49% of households who rent are overburdened in Ouachita Parish.

Area Median Income In Ouachita 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 Ouachita Parish, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $63,800

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 Ouachita 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 Ouachita Parish

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Ouachita Parish AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$12,880 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $33,600 $35,900 $38,250
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Ouachita Parish AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$20,300 $23,200 $26,100 $28,950 $31,300 $33,600 $35,900 $38,250
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Ouachita Parish AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$32,450 $37,050 $41,700 $46,300 $50,050 $53,750 $57,450 $61,150

Cities In Ouachita Parish

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City Served By
Bawcomville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bawcomville is the Ouachita Parish Police Jury.
Brownsville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Brownsville is the Ouachita Parish Police Jury.
Calhoun The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Calhoun is the Ouachita Parish Police Jury.
Claiborne The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Claiborne is the Ouachita Parish Police Jury.
Lakeshore The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lakeshore is the Ouachita Parish Police Jury.
Monroe The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Monroe are the Monroe Housing Authority and Ouachita Parish Police Jury.
Richwood The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Richwood is the Ouachita Parish Police Jury.
Sterlington The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sterlington is the Ouachita Parish Police Jury.
Swartz The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Swartz is the Ouachita Parish Police Jury.
West Monroe The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve West Monroe are the Ouachita Parish Police Jury and West Monroe Housing Authority.