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Affordable Housing In Shreveport
Caddo Parish, Louisiana

Shreveport city limits extend into  and  Bossier Parish.

85 Low Income Apartment Communities In Shreveport

Cooper Road Plaza

2929 Peach St
Shreveport, Louisiana

Villa Marquis I

7107 Jewella Avenue
Shreveport, Louisiana

La Tierra Villa

6121 Tierra Drive
Shreveport, Louisiana

Villa Marquis II

3701 Valley View Drive
Shreveport, Louisiana

Virginia Place

1100 Busby St
Shreveport, Louisiana
Disabled Supportive Housing

Corbitt Lodge

1725 Corbitt St
Shreveport, Louisiana
Elderly Supportive Housing

Greenwood Lodge

4121 Greenwood Ln
Shreveport, Louisiana
Elderly Supportive Housing

Cedar Hills

7401 Saint Vincent Ave
Shreveport, Louisiana

Fair Park Terrace

3401 Mertis Ave
Shreveport, Louisiana

Canaan Towers

400 N Dale Ave
Shreveport, Louisiana
Elderly Supportive Housing

Housing Authorities that serve Shreveport

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the City of Shreveport Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Bossier Parish Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Homeownership Voucher; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH)
Caddo Parish Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Shreveport, Louisiana

There are 85 low income housing apartment communities offering 5,348 affordable apartments for rent in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Income Based Apartments in Shreveport, Louisiana

Shreveport features 2,835 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 Shreveport, Louisiana

There are 2,498 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Shreveport.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Shreveport, Louisiana

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Shreveport, Louisiana for a two-bedroom apartment is between $775 and $947.

2020 Shreveport, 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 $612 $739 $861 $1,077 $1,248
Payment Standard Range $551 to $673 $665 to $813 $775 to $947 $969 to $1,185 $1,123 to $1,373

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Shreveport, LA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 85
Total Low Income Apartments 5,348
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 2,835
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 44.41%
Average Renter Household Size 2.49
Average Household Size 2.52
Median Household Income $38,583 ±$1,359
Median Rent $757 ±$17
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 48.74% ± 2.23pp
Total Population 200,015

Population and Household Demographics

Shreveport is a city in Caddo Parish, Louisiana with a population of 200,015. There are 77,500 households in the city with an average household size of 2.52 persons. 44.41% of households in Shreveport are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Shreveport

The median gross income for households in Shreveport is $38,583 a year, or $3,215 a month. The median rent for the city is $757 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Shreveport, a household making less than $2,523 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 48.74% of households who rent are overburdened in Shreveport.

Area Median Income In Shreveport

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 Shreveport, the AMI is calculated from all households within Caddo Parish.

In Shreveport, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $56,700

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 Shreveport

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 Shreveport

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 $30,650 $32,900 $35,200 $37,450
50% of Median $19,850 $22,700 $25,550 $28,350 $30,650 $32,900 $35,200 $37,450
80% of Median $31,750 $36,300 $40,850 $45,350 $49,000 $52,650 $56,250 $59,900