Sulphur, Louisiana Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing programs support 202 income based apartments in Sulphur where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 236 affordable apartments in Sulphur that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Sulphur, Louisiana

There is one Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list open in Sulphur.

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Go to the Louisiana Section 8 Waiting Lists page for more openings near Sulphur.

Peppermill Apartments

2877 S Beglis Pkwy
Sulphur, Louisiana
1-3 BR

Sulphur Springs II

700 Henning Dr
Sulphur, Louisiana

1 Sherwood Dr

1 Sherwood Dr
Sulphur, Louisiana

Parkway Apartments

210 N Beglis Pkwy
Sulphur, Louisiana

Town and Country Apartments

1800 Beglis Pkwy
Sulphur, Louisiana
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Affordable Housing Near Sulphur

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Public Housing Agencies Serving 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.

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the City of Sulphur Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Calcasieu Parish Police Jury Housing Department Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Go to the Louisiana Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Sulphur.

Sulphur, Louisiana Affordable Housing Data

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 $885 and $1,081.

2023 Sulphur, 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
Sulphur, Louisiana Fair Market Rent $756 $767 $983 $1,235 $1,322
Sulphur, Louisiana Payment Standard Range $680 to $832 $690 to $844 $885 to $1,081 $1,112 to $1,359 $1,190 to $1,454

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Sulphur, LA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 438
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 202
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 30.68%
Average Renter Household Size 2.41
Average Household Size 2.62
Median Household Income $46,775 ±$5,797
Median Rent $740 ±$44
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.61% ± 7.69pp
Total Population 20,199

Population and Household Demographics

Sulphur is a city in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana with a population of 20,199. There are 7,699 households in the city with an average household size of 2.62 persons. 30.68% of households in Sulphur are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Sulphur

The median gross income for households in Sulphur is $46,775 a year, or $3,898 a month. The median rent for the city is $740 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Sulphur, a household making less than $2,467 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 46.61% of households who rent are overburdened in Sulphur.

Area Median Income In Sulphur

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

In Sulphur, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $75,000

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 Sulphur

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 Sulphur

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Sulphur AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$15,200 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Sulphur AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$25,350 $28,950 $32,550 $36,150 $39,050 $41,950 $44,850 $47,750
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Sulphur AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$40,500 $46,300 $52,100 $57,850 $62,500 $67,150 $71,750 $76,400