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Affordable Housing In Rapides Parish

44 Low Income Apartment Communities In Rapides Parish

Pecan Ridge Apartments

300 Orchard Loop
Pineville, Louisiana
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Pine Haven Place

2001 Rainbow Drive
Pineville, Louisiana

Arbor Hill

388 East Shamrock St.
Pineville, Louisiana

Alexandria Voa Living Center

2505 Culpepper Rd
Alexandria, Louisiana
Disabled Supportive Housing

Pine Trace

3926 Hwy. 28, East
Pineville, Louisiana
Accepts Vouchers

Buckeye Apartments

1 Sherry Ln
Deville, Louisiana

Chateau Deville Apartments

4015 Lakeside Drive
Alexandria, Louisiana
Accepts Vouchers

Lamar Roberts Complex

2195 Shreveport Hwy
Pineville, Louisiana
Disabled Supportive Housing

Hickory Hills

1305 Enterprise Rd
Alexandria, Louisiana
Accepts Vouchers


101 McNutt St
Cheneyville, Louisiana
Elderly Supportive Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Rapides Parish, Louisiana

There are 44 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,390 affordable apartments for rent in Rapides Parish, Louisiana.

Income Based Apartments in Rapides Parish, Louisiana

Rapides Parish features 1,439 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 Rapides Parish, Louisiana

There are 860 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Rapides Parish.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Rapides Parish, Louisiana

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Rapides Parish, Louisiana for a two-bedroom apartment is between $715 and $873.

2020 Rapides 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
Fair Market Rent $517 $640 $794 $1,044 $1,184
Payment Standard Range $465 to $569 $576 to $704 $715 to $873 $940 to $1,148 $1,066 to $1,302

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Rapides Parish, LA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 44
Total Low Income Apartments 2,390
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,439
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 36.96%
Average Renter Household Size 2.65
Average Household Size 2.68
Median Household Income $40,734 ±$1,418
Median Rent $733 ±$15
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.14% ± 3.2pp
Total Population 132,225

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.

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 $58,400

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 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 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 $12,760 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $33,900 $36,250 $38,550
50% of Median $20,450 $23,400 $26,300 $29,200 $31,550 $33,900 $36,250 $38,550
80% of Median $32,700 $37,400 $42,050 $46,700 $50,450 $54,200 $57,950 $61,650

Cities In Rapides Parish

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City Served By
Alexandria The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Alexandria is the Alexandria Housing Authority .
Forest Hill
Pineville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pineville is the Pineville Housing Authority.