Affordable Housing In Pitkin
Vernon Parish, Louisiana

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Pitkin

Pitkin Apartments

130 Bo Loop
Pitkin, Louisiana
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Pitkin, 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 Pitkin, Louisiana

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of Vernon Parish Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Pitkin, Louisiana

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 10 affordable apartments for rent in Pitkin, Louisiana.

Income Based Apartments in Pitkin, Louisiana

Pitkin features 10 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 Pitkin, Louisiana

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Pitkin, Louisiana

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Pitkin, Louisiana for a two-bedroom apartment is between $835 and $1,021.

2022 Pitkin, 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
Pitkin, Louisiana Fair Market Rent $663 $705 $928 $1,152 $1,387
Pitkin, Louisiana Payment Standard Range $597 to $729 $635 to $776 $835 to $1,021 $1,037 to $1,267 $1,248 to $1,526

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Pitkin, LA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 10
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 10
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 25.91%
Average Renter Household Size 3.06
Average Household Size 2.55
Median Household Income $45,313 ±$40,116
Median Rent $0 ±$0
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 52% ± 75.75pp
Total Population 493

Population and Household Demographics

Pitkin is a city in Vernon Parish, Louisiana with a population of 493. There are 193 households in the city with an average household size of 2.55 persons. 25.91% of households in Pitkin are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Pitkin

The median gross income for households in Pitkin is $45,313 a year, or $3,776 a month. The median rent for the city is $0 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Pitkin, a household making less than $0 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 52% of households who rent are overburdened in Pitkin.

Area Median Income In Pitkin

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 Pitkin, the AMI is calculated from all households within Vernon Parish.

In Pitkin, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $66,000

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 Pitkin

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 Pitkin

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Pitkin AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$13,900 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $40,950 $43,600
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Pitkin AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$23,100 $26,400 $29,700 $33,000 $35,650 $38,300 $40,950 $43,600
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Pitkin AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$37,000 $42,250 $47,550 $52,800 $57,050 $61,250 $65,500 $69,700