Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Sulphur, LA

Find 5 low-income apartments and rental assistance options in Sulphur, LA – including subsidized, public, senior, HUD, and other government housing programs.

Peppermill Apartments

2877 S Beglis Pkwy, Sulphur, Louisiana 70665

Sulphur Springs II

700 Henning Dr, Sulphur, Louisiana 70663

Parkway Apartments

210 N Beglis Pkwy, Sulphur, Louisiana 70663

1 Sherwood Dr

1 Sherwood Dr, Sulphur, Louisiana 70663

Town and Country Apartments

1800 Beglis Pkwy, Sulphur, Louisiana 70663

Open Until Further Notice

Reported On June 28th, 2018 by Colleen Carter

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Sulphur, Louisiana
$20.45/hour
$13.20 (+182%) more than Louisiana minimum wage and $13.20 (+182%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve Sulphur, 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.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing programs for Sulphur, Louisiana.
Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) programs for Sulphur, Louisiana.

Go to the Louisiana Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Sulphur.

How many renters live in Sulphur, Louisiana?

The City of Sulphur has 21,286 people living in 8,407 households.

There are 5,899 renters living in 2,387 renter households in this City. Renters make up 27.71 percent of the population living in Sulphur.

What is the rental market like in Sulphur, Louisiana?

There are an estimated 10,280 housing units in the Sulphur area. Of these, 2,734 units are rental homes, making up 27 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Sulphur, Louisiana, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Sulphur?

The rental vacancy rate in Sulphur is 9 percent. This is a higher than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are high it means that there are a lot of available units and rents tend to be lower.

How many rental units are in Sulphur for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Sulphur
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
15 382 1,269 624 97
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Sulphur

A large number of apartments in Sulphur have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How many renter households in Sulphur are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 36 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 21 percent of households are extremely rent overburdened. When renters pay too much for their housing, it leaves little money for other necessities like food, clothes, or medicine.

The federal government says that renters are cost-burdened if they pay more than a third of their monthly income for rent and utilities.

How Much Is Rent in Sulphur

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $835 to $1,438. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $835
One BR $840
Two BR $1,080
Three BR $1,333
Four BR $1,438
2024 Fair Market Rents in Sulphur, Louisiana

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Sulphur?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 11 73 percent
One BR 285 75 percent
Two BR 875 69 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Sulphur, Louisiana

How many affordable rental units are in Sulphur?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Sulphur, Louisiana including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 404
Public Housing 202
Mod Rehab Project-Based Rental Assistance 75
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities 8
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Sulphur, Louisiana

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Sulphur, Louisiana

Sulphur features 202 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 Sulphur, Louisiana

There are 236 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Sulphur.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Sulphur, Louisiana

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Sulphur landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Sulphur.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Sulphur, Louisiana for a two-bedroom apartment is between $972 and $1,188.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.