Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Ruston, LA

Discover affordable housing in Ruston where there are 26+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

Park Ridge Estates of Ruston

403 Richsmith Ln, Ruston, Louisiana 71272

bed 3-4
payment $720-780/mo.

Edgewood Square Apartments

713 McDonald Ave, Ruston, Louisiana 71270

bed 1-2
payment $515-625/mo.

Gray Creek Apartments

500 S Barnett Springs St, Ruston, Louisiana 71270

Sparta Place

601 S Sparta St, Ruston, Louisiana 71270

Independence Meadows

706 Independence Cir , Ruston, Louisiana 71270

accessibility Accessible

Highland Apartments

2000 Illinois Ave, Ruston, Louisiana 71270

Lincoln Family Housing

104 Greene Ln, Ruston, Louisiana 71270

bed 2-4

Golden Ages Senior Village

503 Pleasant Hill Ln, Ruston, Louisiana 71270

Cinnamon Court Apartments

145 Nutmeg Dr, Ruston, Louisiana 71270

Peachtree Apartments

2100 Farmerville Hwy, Ruston, Louisiana 71270

Village Green Apartments

2518 W Barnett Springs Ave, Ruston, Louisiana 71270

Cinnamon View Apartments

633 Apple Ave, Ruston, Louisiana 71270

Peaks of Ruston

639 Peaks Raj Lane, Ruston, Louisiana 71270

bed 1-2
payment $540-655/mo.

Pecan Villa

611 S Bonner St, Ruston, Louisiana 71270

Orchard Creek

502 Legacy Ln, Ruston, Louisiana 71270

Emerald Trace Apartments

419 Emerald Trace Dr, Ruston, Louisiana 71270

Cinnamon Square Apartments

614 Cinnamon Ln, Ruston, Louisiana 71270

Cinnamon Square Apartments ( Te )

1001 S Farmerville St, Ruston, Louisiana 71270

Hazel St Apartments

205 S Hazel St, Ruston, Louisiana 71270

Eastwood, Fam, Maryland Pl., Eld.

1004 Lewis St, Ruston, Louisiana 71270

How To Identify Affordable Housing in Ruston, Louisiana

Look for program and preference badges on affordable apartment listings. These badges can help you identify the types of low income housing each apartment offers and if you may be eligbile for rental assistance or reduced rents.

Badge Description
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
Low income apartments with no or short waiting lists.
payment Subsidized
Low income housing where the rent is subsidized and the renter pays only a portion of total rent.
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
Apartments that accept Section 8 vouchers near you
elderly Senior
Rental housing for seniors who are 55 (or sometimes 62) and older.
payment Income Based
Affordable apartments where the rent paid is based on renter income.
accessibility Accessible
Meets Accessibilty Requirements of the Fair Housing Act, the ADA, or HUD policy.
accessible_forward Disability
Apartments for individuals or families with disabilities.
The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Ruston, Louisiana
$9.91 (+137%) more than Louisiana minimum wage and $9.91 (+137%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve Ruston, 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.

Operates the Public Housing, Moving to Work programs for Ruston, Louisiana.
Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) programs for Ruston, Louisiana.
Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) programs for Ruston, Louisiana.

Go to the Louisiana Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Ruston.

How many renters live in Ruston, Louisiana?

The City of Ruston has people living in households.

There are renters living in renter households in this City. Renters make up 57.39 percent of the population living in Ruston.

What is the rental market like in Ruston, Louisiana?

There are an estimated housing units in the Ruston area. Of these, units are rental homes, making up percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Ruston, Louisiana, there are 1.05 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Ruston?

The rental vacancy rate in Ruston is 3 percent. This is a lower than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are low there are fewer available units. Rents tend to be higher as more people compete for scarce housing.

How many rental units are in Ruston for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Ruston
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
18 1,164 2,636 1,357 248
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Ruston

A large number of apartments in Ruston have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How Much Is Rent in Ruston

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $678 to $1,537. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $678
One BR $727
Two BR $906
Three BR $1,178
Four BR $1,537
2024 Fair Market Rents in Ruston, Louisiana

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Ruston?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 18 100 percent
One BR 754 65 percent
Two BR 1,601 61 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Ruston, Louisiana

How many affordable rental units are in Ruston?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Ruston, Louisiana including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
Public Housing
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities
USDA Section 515 Rural Rental Housing
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Ruston, Louisiana

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Ruston, Louisiana

Ruston features 507 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 Ruston, Louisiana

There are 691 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Ruston.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Ruston, Louisiana

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Ruston landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Ruston.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Ruston, Louisiana for a two-bedroom apartment is between $815 and $997.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.