Affordable Housing In St. Helena Parish
Louisiana

Guide To Affordable Housing in St. Helena Parish, Louisiana

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in St. Helena Parish, Louisiana.

Income Based Apartments in St. Helena Parish, Louisiana

St. Helena Parish features 0 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. Helena Parish, Louisiana

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in St. Helena Parish.

Housing Choice Vouchers in St. Helena Parish, Louisiana

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in St. Helena Parish, Louisiana for a two-bedroom apartment is between $825 and $1,009.

2022 St. Helena 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. Helena Parish, Louisiana Fair Market Rent $744 $781 $917 $1,161 $1,447
St. Helena Parish, Louisiana Payment Standard Range $670 to $818 $703 to $859 $825 to $1,009 $1,045 to $1,277 $1,302 to $1,592

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

St. Helena Parish, LA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 14.89%
Average Renter Household Size 2.44
Average Household Size 2.59
Median Household Income $35,437 ±$5,503
Median Rent $619 ±$45
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 24.39% ± 10.12pp
Total Population 10,818

Population and Household Demographics

St. Helena Parish is a county in Louisiana with a population of 10,818. There are 4,131 households in the county with an average household size of 2.59 persons. 14.89% of households in St. Helena Parish are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in St. Helena Parish

The median gross income for households in St. Helena Parish is $35,437 a year, or $2,953 a month. The median rent for the county is $619 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In St. Helena Parish, a household making less than $2,063 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 24.39% of households who rent are overburdened in St. Helena Parish.

Area Median Income In St. Helena 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. Helena Parish, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $79,300

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. Helena 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. Helena Parish

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the St. Helena Parish AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$16,700 $19,050 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the St. Helena Parish AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$27,800 $31,750 $35,700 $39,650 $42,850 $46,000 $49,200 $52,350
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the St. Helena Parish AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$44,450 $50,800 $57,150 $63,450 $68,550 $73,650 $78,700 $83,800