Affordable Housing In St Landry Parish
Louisiana

26 Low Income Apartment Communities In St Landry Parish

Opelousas Manor Apartments

490 W Grolee St
Opelousas, Louisiana
Income Based
1-2 BR

Melville Plaza Apartments

435 S Gum St
Melville, Louisiana
Income Based
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Port Barre Manor Apartments

233 Hazel St
Port Barre, Louisiana
Income Based
1-2 BR

Opelousas Villa Apartments

1211 Garlane Ave
Opelousas, Louisiana
Income Based
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Lawtell Manor Apartments

10300 Prejean Hwy
Opelousas, Louisiana
Income Based
1-2 BR

Opelousas Point Apartments

1407 Garland Ave
Opelousas, Louisiana
Income Based
1-2 BR

Washington Manor Apartments

401 W Vine St
Washington, Louisiana
Income Based
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Crestview Apartments of Opelousas

802 Beverly Road
Opelousas, Louisiana
Call For Rent
2-3 BR

Lawtell Manor

10262 Prejean Hwy
Lawtell, Louisiana

St. Landry Crossing

1230 McCarthy Ln
Opelousas, Louisiana
Call For Rent
3 BR

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in St Landry Parish, 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 St Landry Parish, Louisiana

Housing Authority Programs
St. Landry Parish Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in St Landry Parish, Louisiana

There are 26 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,720 affordable apartments for rent in St Landry Parish, Louisiana.

Income Based Apartments in St Landry Parish, Louisiana

St Landry Parish features 1,205 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 St Landry Parish, Louisiana

There are 515 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in St Landry Parish.

Housing Choice Vouchers in St Landry Parish, Louisiana

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in St Landry Parish, Louisiana for a two-bedroom apartment is between $635 and $777.

2022 St Landry 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
St Landry Parish, Louisiana Fair Market Rent $533 $537 $706 $910 $1,027
St Landry Parish, Louisiana Payment Standard Range $480 to $586 $483 to $591 $635 to $777 $819 to $1,001 $924 to $1,130

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

St Landry Parish, LA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 26
Total Low Income Apartments 1,720
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,205
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 30.34%
Average Renter Household Size 2.64
Average Household Size 2.68
Median Household Income $32,625 ±$1,978
Median Rent $593 ±$19
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 47.53% ± 3.91pp
Total Population 83,613

Population and Household Demographics

St Landry Parish is a county in Louisiana with a population of 83,613. There are 30,683 households in the county with an average household size of 2.68 persons. 30.34% of households in St Landry Parish are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in St Landry Parish

The median gross income for households in St Landry Parish is $32,625 a year, or $2,719 a month. The median rent for the county is $593 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In St Landry Parish, a household making less than $1,977 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 47.53% of households who rent are overburdened in St Landry Parish.

Area Median Income In St Landry 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 St Landry Parish, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $42,800

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 St Landry 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 St Landry Parish

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the St Landry Parish AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$12,880 $17,420 $21,800 $24,200 $26,150 $28,100 $30,050 $31,950
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the St Landry Parish AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$16,950 $19,400 $21,800 $24,200 $26,150 $28,100 $30,050 $31,950
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the St Landry Parish AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$27,100 $31,000 $34,850 $38,700 $41,800 $44,900 $48,000 $51,100

Cities In St Landry Parish

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City Served By
Grand Coteau The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Grand Coteau is the St. Landry Parish Housing Authority.
Lawtell The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lawtell is the St. Landry Parish Housing Authority.
Melville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Melville is the St. Landry Parish Housing Authority.
Opelousas The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Opelousas are the Housing Authority of City of Opelousas and St. Landry Parish Housing Authority.
Port Barre The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Port Barre is the St. Landry Parish Housing Authority.
Sunset The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sunset is the St. Landry Parish Housing Authority.
Washington The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Washington is the St. Landry Parish Housing Authority.