Affordable Housing In Plaquemines Parish
Louisiana

Guide To Affordable Housing in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana.

Income Based Apartments in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana

Plaquemines Parish features 0 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 Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana for a two-bedroom apartment is between $980 and $1,198.

2022 Plaquemines 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
Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana Fair Market Rent $786 $927 $1,089 $1,404 $1,623
Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana Payment Standard Range $707 to $865 $834 to $1,020 $980 to $1,198 $1,264 to $1,544 $1,461 to $1,785

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Plaquemines Parish, LA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 31.03%
Average Renter Household Size 2.65
Average Household Size 2.70
Median Household Income $50,314 ±$4,333
Median Rent $982 ±$78
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 39.32% ± 8.48pp
Total Population 23,599

Population and Household Demographics

Plaquemines Parish is a county in Louisiana with a population of 23,599. There are 8,614 households in the county with an average household size of 2.70 persons. 31.03% of households in Plaquemines Parish are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Plaquemines Parish

The median gross income for households in Plaquemines Parish is $50,314 a year, or $4,193 a month. The median rent for the county is $982 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Plaquemines Parish, a household making less than $3,273 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 39.32% of households who rent are overburdened in Plaquemines Parish.

Area Median Income In Plaquemines 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 Plaquemines Parish, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $70,100

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 Plaquemines 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 Plaquemines Parish

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Plaquemines Parish AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$14,750 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Plaquemines Parish AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$24,550 $28,050 $31,550 $35,050 $37,900 $40,700 $43,500 $46,300
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Plaquemines Parish AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$39,300 $44,900 $50,500 $56,100 $60,600 $65,100 $69,600 $74,100