Affordable Housing In West Baton Rouge Parish
Louisiana

4 Low Income Apartment Communities In West Baton Rouge Parish

Katherine Square Apartments

250 N 14th St
Port Allen, Louisiana
$706-787
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Allen Court II

2310 Commercial Dr
Port Allen, Louisiana

Westport Village

2420 Commercial Dr
Port Allen, Louisiana
Subsidized

Riverside Village

789 S Vaughn
Brusly, Louisiana
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in West Baton Rouge 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 West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Housing Authority Programs
West Baton Rouge Parish Council Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

There are 4 low income housing apartment communities offering 540 affordable apartments for rent in West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana.

Income Based Apartments in West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

West Baton Rouge Parish features 456 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 West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

There are 84 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in West Baton Rouge Parish.

Housing Choice Vouchers in West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana for a two-bedroom apartment is between $825 and $1,009.

2022 West Baton Rouge 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
West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana Fair Market Rent $744 $781 $917 $1,161 $1,447
West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana Payment Standard Range $670 to $818 $703 to $859 $825 to $1,009 $1,045 to $1,277 $1,302 to $1,592

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

West Baton Rouge Parish, LA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 540
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 456
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 29.5%
Average Renter Household Size 2.67
Average Household Size 2.61
Median Household Income $53,703 ±$3,313
Median Rent $774 ±$42
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 36.45% ± 6.02pp
Total Population 24,669

Population and Household Demographics

West Baton Rouge Parish is a county in Louisiana with a population of 24,669. There are 9,179 households in the county with an average household size of 2.61 persons. 29.5% of households in West Baton Rouge Parish are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in West Baton Rouge Parish

The median gross income for households in West Baton Rouge Parish is $53,703 a year, or $4,475 a month. The median rent for the county is $774 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In West Baton Rouge Parish, a household making less than $2,580 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 36.45% of households who rent are overburdened in West Baton Rouge Parish.

Area Median Income In West Baton Rouge 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 West Baton Rouge Parish, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $79,300

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 West Baton Rouge 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 West Baton Rouge Parish

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the West Baton Rouge Parish AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$16,700 $19,050 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the West Baton Rouge Parish AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$27,800 $31,750 $35,700 $39,650 $42,850 $46,000 $49,200 $52,350
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the West Baton Rouge Parish AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$44,450 $50,800 $57,150 $63,450 $68,550 $73,650 $78,700 $83,800

Cities In West Baton Rouge Parish

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City Served By
Addis The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Addis is the West Baton Rouge Parish Council.
Brusly The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Brusly is the West Baton Rouge Parish Council.
Erwinville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Erwinville is the West Baton Rouge Parish Council.
Port Allen The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Port Allen are the City of Port Allen and West Baton Rouge Parish Council.