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Affordable Housing In Ruston
Lincoln Parish, Louisiana

24 Low Income Apartment Communities In Ruston

Park Ridge Estates of Ruston

403 Richsmith Ln
Ruston, Louisiana
3-4 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Edgewood Square Apartments

713 McDonald Ave
Ruston, Louisiana
1-2 BR

Independence Meadows

706 Independence Cir
Ruston, Louisiana
Disabled Supportive Housing

Sparta Place

601 S Sparta St
Ruston, Louisiana

Highland Apartments

2000 Illinois Ave
Ruston, Louisiana
Accepts Vouchers

Emerald Trace Apartments

419 Emerald Trace Dr
Ruston, Louisiana
Accepts Vouchers

Pecan Villa

611 S Bonner St
Ruston, Louisiana
Elderly Supportive Housing

E Arizona St Project

410 E Arizona Ave
Ruston, Louisiana
Accepts Vouchers

Everett St Project

103 Everett St
Ruston, Louisiana
Accepts Vouchers

Golden Ages Senior Village

503 Pleasant Hill Ln
Ruston, Louisiana
Accepts Vouchers

Housing Authorities that serve Ruston

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of Ruston Public Housing
Lincoln Parish Police Jury Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Section 8 Housing Office of the City of Ruston Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Other Housing Authorities located in Ruston

Housing Authority Programs
Bienville Parish Police Jury Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Claiborne Parish Section 8 Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Ruston, Louisiana

There are 24 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,166 affordable apartments for rent in Ruston, Louisiana.

Income Based Apartments in Ruston, Louisiana

Ruston features 541 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 625 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 $688 and $840.

2020 Ruston, 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 $652 $656 $764 $1,085 $1,089
Payment Standard Range $587 to $717 $590 to $722 $688 to $840 $977 to $1,194 $980 to $1,198

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Ruston, LA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 24
Total Low Income Apartments 1,166
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 541
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 62.35%
Average Renter Household Size 2.44
Average Household Size 2.42
Median Household Income $28,560 ±$2,323
Median Rent $666 ±$32
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 58.03% ± 6.89pp
Total Population 22,185

Population and Household Demographics

Ruston is a City in Lincoln Parish, Louisiana with a population of 22,185. There are 8,224 households in the city with an average household size of 2.42 persons. 62.35% of households in Ruston are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Ruston

The median gross income for households in Ruston is $28,560 a year, or $2,380 a month. The median rent for the city is $666 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Ruston, a household making less than $2,220 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 58.03% of households who rent are overburdened in Ruston.1

Area Median Income In Ruston

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 Ruston, the AMI is calculated from all households within Lincoln Parish.

In Ruston, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $57,200

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 Ruston

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 Ruston

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 $33,200 $35,500 $37,800
50% of Median $20,050 $22,900 $25,750 $28,600 $30,900 $33,200 $35,500 $37,800
80% of Median $32,050 $36,600 $41,200 $45,750 $49,450 $53,100 $56,750 $60,400