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Affordable Housing In Starks
Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Starks

Stark Place Apartments

4738 Evangeline Hwy
Starks, Louisiana
Subsidized
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Housing Authorities that serve Starks

Housing Authority Programs
Calcasieu Parish Housing Department Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Starks, Louisiana

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 64 affordable apartments for rent in Starks, Louisiana.

Income Based Apartments in Starks, Louisiana

Starks features 64 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 Starks, Louisiana

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Starks, Louisiana

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Starks, Louisiana for a two-bedroom apartment is between $782 and $956.

2021 Starks, 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
Starks, Louisiana Fair Market Rent $650 $674 $869 $1,092 $1,260
Starks, Louisiana Payment Standard Range $585 to $715 $607 to $741 $782 to $956 $983 to $1,201 $1,134 to $1,386

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Starks, LA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 64
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 64
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 17.75%
Average Renter Household Size 0.00
Average Household Size 2.18
Median Household Income $21,591 ±$14,250
Median Rent $0 ±$0
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 40.82% ± 38.41pp
Total Population 601

Population and Household Demographics

Starks is a city in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana with a population of 601. There are 276 households in the city with an average household size of 2.18 persons. 17.75% of households in Starks are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Starks

The median gross income for households in Starks is $21,591 a year, or $1,799 a month. The median rent for the city is $0 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Starks, a household making less than $0 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 40.82% of households who rent are overburdened in Starks.

Area Median Income In Starks

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 Starks, the AMI is calculated from all households within Calcasieu Parish.

In Starks, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $68,400

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 Starks

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 Starks

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Starks AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$13,600 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $42,750
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Starks AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$22,650 $25,900 $29,150 $32,350 $34,950 $37,550 $40,150 $42,750
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Starks AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$36,250 $41,400 $46,600 $51,750 $55,900 $60,050 $64,200 $68,350