Affordable Housing In Vernon Parish
Louisiana

16 Low Income Apartment Communities In Vernon Parish

Oakwood Apartments

1610 Oakwood Dr
Leesville, Louisiana
Subsidized

Rosepine II Apartments

6997 Leach Rd
Rosepine, Louisiana

Sunshine Center

1851 Jean St
Leesville, Louisiana
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Vernon Manor

131 Winco Blvd
Leesville, Louisiana
Subsidized

Pitkin Apartments

130 Bo Loop
Pitkin, Louisiana
Subsidized

100 Miriah Ln

100 Miriah Ln
Leesville, Louisiana

Rosepine Apartments

18569 J B Hall Memorial Hwy
Rosepine, Louisiana

Vernon Place Apartments

600 Vernon Trace Cir
Leesville, Louisiana

Westside Village

197 George Ave
Leesville, Louisiana

Holly Grove

189 Alexandria Hwy
Leesville, Louisiana

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Vernon Parish, 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.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Vernon Parish, Louisiana

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of Vernon Parish Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Vernon Parish, Louisiana

There are 16 low income housing apartment communities offering 799 affordable apartments for rent in Vernon Parish, Louisiana.

Income Based Apartments in Vernon Parish, Louisiana

Vernon Parish features 364 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 Vernon Parish, Louisiana

There are 435 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Vernon Parish.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Vernon Parish, Louisiana

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Vernon Parish landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Vernon Parish.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Vernon Parish, Louisiana for a two-bedroom apartment is between $835 and $1,021.

2022 Vernon 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
Vernon Parish, Louisiana Fair Market Rent $663 $705 $928 $1,152 $1,387
Vernon Parish, Louisiana Payment Standard Range $597 to $729 $635 to $776 $835 to $1,021 $1,037 to $1,267 $1,248 to $1,526

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Vernon Parish, LA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 16
Total Low Income Apartments 799
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 364
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 46.49%
Average Renter Household Size 2.83
Average Household Size 2.82
Median Household Income $46,312 ±$1,385
Median Rent $913 ±$13
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 35.91% ± 3.28pp
Total Population 52,476

Population and Household Demographics

Vernon Parish is a county in Louisiana with a population of 52,476. There are 17,842 households in the county with an average household size of 2.82 persons. 46.49% of households in Vernon Parish are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Vernon Parish

The median gross income for households in Vernon Parish is $46,312 a year, or $3,859 a month. The median rent for the county is $913 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Vernon Parish, a household making less than $3,043 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 35.91% of households who rent are overburdened in Vernon Parish.

Area Median Income In Vernon 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 Vernon Parish, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $59,400

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 Vernon 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 Vernon Parish

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Vernon Parish AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$12,880 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $34,750 $37,150 $39,550
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Vernon Parish AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$21,000 $24,000 $27,000 $29,950 $32,350 $34,750 $37,150 $39,550
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Vernon Parish AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$33,550 $38,350 $43,150 $47,900 $51,750 $55,600 $59,400 $63,250

Cities In Vernon Parish

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City Served By
Anacoco The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Anacoco is the Housing Authority of Vernon Parish.
Fort Polk North The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fort Polk North is the Housing Authority of Vernon Parish.
Fort Polk South The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fort Polk South is the Housing Authority of Vernon Parish.
Hornbeck The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hornbeck is the Housing Authority of Vernon Parish.
Leesville The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Leesville are the Housing Authority of the City of Leesville and Housing Authority of Vernon Parish.
New Llano The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves New Llano is the Housing Authority of Vernon Parish.
Pitkin The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pitkin is the Housing Authority of Vernon Parish.
Rosepine The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rosepine is the Housing Authority of Vernon Parish.
Simpson The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Simpson is the Housing Authority of Vernon Parish.