Affordable Housing In Thibodaux
Lafourche Parish, Louisiana

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There are 8 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 712 affordable apartments for rent in Thibodaux, Louisiana. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with about 356 apartments that set rent based on your income. Often referred to as "HUD apartments", there are 0 Project-Based Section 8 subsidized apartments in Thibodaux. There are 564 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are still considered to be affordable housing for low income families.

The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Thibodaux are the Thibodaux Housing Authority (Public Housing Only), City of Thibodaux Office of Housing & Community Development (Section 8) and Lafourche Parish Housing Authority.

Affordable Apartments in Thibodaux

102 Trueman Cir
Thibodaux, Louisiana
Sweetwater Estates is a 48 unit low income housing apartment community in Thibodaux.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Thibodaux.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit HOME Accepts Housing Choice Vouchers
1002 Plantation Rd
Thibodaux, Louisiana
Willow Wood Manor is a 64 unit low income housing apartment community in Thibodaux.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Thibodaux.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit Section 515 Rural Rental Housing Accepts Housing Choice Vouchers
149 Meadows Cir
Thibodaux, Louisiana
Green Oaks Apartments is a 48 unit low income housing apartment community in Thibodaux.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit Rural Development Rental Assistance Project Based Rental Assistance Accepts Housing Choice Vouchers
603 Government Cir
Thibodaux, Louisiana
Eagle Drive Ridgefield Rd. is a 308 unit low income housing apartment community in Thibodaux.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Public Housing
2127 Audubon Ave
Thibodaux, Louisiana
Plantation Trace Apartments is a 100 unit low income housing apartment community in Thibodaux.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Thibodaux.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit Accepts Housing Choice Vouchers

Housing Authorities that serve Thibodaux

The Thibodaux Housing Authority (Public Housing Only) is a Public Housing public housing agency in Thibodaux, Louisiana.

The City of Thibodaux Office of Housing & Community Development (Section 8) is a Section 8 public housing agency in Thibodaux, Louisiana.

The Lafourche Parish Housing Authority is a Section 8 public housing agency in Raceland, Louisiana.

Understanding Affordable Housing in Thibodaux, Louisiana

Thibodaux, LA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 8
Total Low Income Apartments 712
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 356
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 43.61%
Average Renter Household Size 2.22
Total Population 14,579
Housing Units 5,490
Average Household Size 2.38
Median Household Income $39,512 ±$4,018
Median Rent $720 ±$34
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 50.84% ± 8.69pp

Population and Household Demographics

Thibodaux is a City in Lafourche Parish, Louisiana with a population of 14,579. There are 5,490 households in the city with an average household size of 2.38 persons. 43.61% of households in Thibodaux are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Thibodaux

The median gross income for households in Thibodaux is $39,512 a year, or $3,293 a month. The median rent for the city is $720 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Thibodaux, a household making less than $2,400 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 50.84% of households who rent are overburdened in Thibodaux.1

Data derived from 2010 Census and 2015 5-Year American Community Survey. Learn More.
1 Margin of Error: ± 8.69 percentage points.

Area Median Income In Thibodaux

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 Thibodaux, the AMI is calculated from all households within Lafourche Parish.

In Thibodaux, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $55,900

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 Thibodaux

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.

Thibodaux HUD Rental Assistance Income Limits

AMI Band 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% $12,350 $16,240 $20,420 $24,600 $28,780 $32,960 $36,350 $38,700
50% $20,550 $23,450 $26,400 $29,300 $31,650 $34,000 $36,350 $38,700
80% $32,850 $37,550 $42,250 $46,900 $50,700 $54,450 $58,200 $61,950

You can identify apartment communities that participate in a program that provides rental assistance by looking for the tags in the apartment list above. View Apartments.

Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Thibodaux

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1992 to 2005, 6 low income apartment communities containing 324 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Thibodaux by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

You can identify apartment communities that participate in the program in Thibodaux by looking for the tag in the apartment list above. View Apartments.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Thibodaux Low Income Housing Tax Credit Income Limits

AMI Band 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% $20,550 $23,450 $26,400 $29,300 $31,650 $34,000 $36,350 $38,700
HERA 50% $23,000 $26,250 $29,550 $32,800 $35,450 $38,050 $40,700 $43,300
60% $24,660 $28,140 $31,680 $35,160 $37,980 $40,800 $43,620 $46,440
HERA 60% $27,600 $31,500 $35,460 $39,360 $42,540 $45,660 $48,840 $51,960

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Thibodaux is $31,680 a year, or $2,640 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,640 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $792 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 1 Bed 5 Bed
50% $514 $550 $660 $762 $850 $938
60% $617 $660 $792 $914 $1,020 $1,126
Fair Market Rents in Thibodaux

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2017 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$662 $666 $869 $1,198 $1,449