Affordable Housing In Rapides Parish
Louisiana

43 Low Income Apartment Communities In Rapides Parish

Arbor Hill

388 East Shamrock St.
Pineville, LA
62+
Accessible

Alexandria Voa Living Center

2505 Culpepper Rd
Alexandria, LA
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Pine Trace

3926 Hwy. 28, East
Pineville, LA
HCV Welcome

Buckeye Apartments

1 Sherry Ln
Deville, LA
Subsidized

Chateau Deville Apartments

4015 Lakeside Drive
Alexandria, LA
HCV Welcome

Lamar Roberts Complex

2195 Shreveport Hwy
Pineville, LA
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Hickory Hills

1305 Enterprise Rd
Alexandria, LA
HCV Welcome

Oakwood

101 McNutt St
Cheneyville, LA
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

St Matthew

5605 Old Boyce Rd
Boyce, LA
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Mollie Wise II

871 Robinson Bridge Rd
Woodworth, LA
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

There are 43 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 2,309 affordable apartments for rent in Rapides Parish. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 1,456 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Rapides Parish, HUD housing programs support 188 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 780 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Other Housing Authorities located in Rapides Parish

Housing Authority Programs
Alexandria Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Pineville Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV)
Housing Authority of Rapides Parish Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Rapides Parish, Louisiana

Rapides Parish, LA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 43
Total Low Income Apartments 2,309
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 1,456
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 36.96%
Average Renter Household Size 2.65
Total Population 132,225
Housing Units 47,674
Average Household Size 2.68
Median Household Income $40,734 ±$1,418
Median Rent $733 ±$15
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.14% ± 3.2pp

Population and Household Demographics

Rapides Parish is a County in Louisiana with a population of 132,225. There are 47,674 households in the county with an average household size of 2.68 persons. 36.96% of households in Rapides Parish are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Rapides Parish

The median gross income for households in Rapides Parish is $40,734 a year, or $3,395 a month. The median rent for the county is $733 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Rapides Parish, a household making less than $2,443 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 46.14% of households who rent are overburdened in Rapides Parish.1

Area Median Income In Rapides 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 Rapides Parish, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $57,600

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 Rapides 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 Rapides Parish HUD Rental Assistance in Rapides Parish

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,490 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $33,450 $35,750 $38,050
50% of Median $20,200 $23,050 $25,950 $28,800 $31,150 $33,450 $35,750 $38,050
80% of Median $32,300 $36,900 $41,500 $46,100 $49,800 $53,500 $57,200 $60,900
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Rapides Parish

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1988 to 2007, 14 low income apartment communities containing 561 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Rapides Parish by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Rapides Parish

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
60% of Median $24,240 $27,660 $31,140 $34,560 $37,380 $40,140 $42,900 $45,660

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Rapides Parish is $31,140 a year, or $2,595 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,595 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $779 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $505 $541 $649 $749 $836 $923
60% $606 $649 $779 $899 $1,004 $1,107
Fair Market Rents in Rapides Parish

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$499 $623 $777 $1,020 $1,189

Cities In Rapides Parish

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City Listings Served By
Alexandria 21 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Alexandria is the Alexandria Housing Authority .
Pineville 11 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pineville is the Pineville Housing Authority.
Cheneyville 1
Boyce 2
Woodworth 2
Lecompte 1
Deville 1
Glenmora 1
Ball 3
Forest Hill 0
McNary 0