Affordable Housing In Simmesport
Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Simmesport

Simmesport Square

310 Simmesport Square
Simmesport, Louisiana
Income Based
1-2 BR

Shenandoah Estates

320 Garcia Dr
Simmesport, Louisiana

East Project St

555 E Project St
Simmesport, Louisiana
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Simmesport, 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.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Simmesport, Louisiana

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the Town of Simmesport Public Housing
Avoyelles Parish Police Jury Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Simmesport, Louisiana

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 120 affordable apartments for rent in Simmesport, Louisiana.

Income Based Apartments in Simmesport, Louisiana

Simmesport features 88 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 Simmesport, Louisiana

There are 32 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Simmesport.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Simmesport, Louisiana

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Simmesport landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Simmesport.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Simmesport, Louisiana for a two-bedroom apartment is between $638 and $780.

2022 Simmesport, 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
Simmesport, Louisiana Fair Market Rent $471 $539 $709 $918 $1,092
Simmesport, Louisiana Payment Standard Range $424 to $518 $485 to $593 $638 to $780 $826 to $1,010 $983 to $1,201

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Simmesport, LA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 120
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 88
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 56.81%
Average Renter Household Size 2.78
Average Household Size 2.69
Median Household Income $21,964 ±$7,840
Median Rent $452 ±$73
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 45.5% ± 11.64pp
Total Population 2,003

Population and Household Demographics

Simmesport is a city in Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana with a population of 2,003. There are 646 households in the city with an average household size of 2.69 persons. 56.81% of households in Simmesport are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Simmesport

The median gross income for households in Simmesport is $21,964 a year, or $1,830 a month. The median rent for the city is $452 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Simmesport, a household making less than $1,507 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 45.5% of households who rent are overburdened in Simmesport.

Area Median Income In Simmesport

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 Simmesport, the AMI is calculated from all households within Avoyelles Parish.

In Simmesport, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $54,900

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 Simmesport

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 Simmesport

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Simmesport AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$13,590 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $30,600 $32,850 $35,100 $37,400
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Simmesport AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$19,850 $22,650 $25,500 $28,300 $30,600 $32,850 $35,100 $37,400
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Simmesport AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$31,750 $36,250 $40,800 $45,300 $48,950 $52,550 $56,200 $59,800