Affordable Housing In St. Martin Parish
Louisiana

Guide To Affordable Housing in St. Martin Parish, Louisiana

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

Income Based Apartments in St. Martin Parish, Louisiana

St. Martin 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. Martin Parish, Louisiana

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in St. Martin Parish, Louisiana

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in St. Martin Parish, Louisiana for a two-bedroom apartment is between $801 and $979.

2022 St. Martin 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. Martin Parish, Louisiana Fair Market Rent $608 $781 $890 $1,202 $1,387
St. Martin Parish, Louisiana Payment Standard Range $547 to $669 $703 to $859 $801 to $979 $1,082 to $1,322 $1,248 to $1,526

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

St. Martin 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 21.53%
Average Renter Household Size 2.67
Average Household Size 2.77
Median Household Income $42,794 ±$3,904
Median Rent $656 ±$38
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 30.42% ± 6pp
Total Population 53,126

Population and Household Demographics

St. Martin Parish is a county in Louisiana with a population of 53,126. There are 19,055 households in the county with an average household size of 2.77 persons. 21.53% of households in St. Martin Parish are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in St. Martin Parish

The median gross income for households in St. Martin Parish is $42,794 a year, or $3,566 a month. The median rent for the county is $656 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In St. Martin Parish, a household making less than $2,187 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 30.42% of households who rent are overburdened in St. Martin Parish.

Area Median Income In St. Martin 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. Martin Parish, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $72,100

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. Martin 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. Martin Parish

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the St. Martin Parish AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$14,350 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the St. Martin Parish AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$23,950 $27,400 $30,800 $34,200 $36,950 $39,700 $42,450 $45,150
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the St. Martin Parish AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$38,300 $43,800 $49,250 $54,700 $59,100 $63,500 $67,850 $72,250