Affordable Housing In West Carroll Parish
Louisiana

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In West Carroll Parish

White Oaks Terrace

600 Hospital Rd
Oak Grove, Louisiana
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Oak Grove Villas

200 Hospital Rd
Oak Grove, Louisiana
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in West Carroll 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 Carroll Parish, Louisiana

Housing Authority Programs
West Carroll Parish Police Jury Housing Assistance Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in West Carroll Parish, Louisiana

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 86 affordable apartments for rent in West Carroll Parish, Louisiana.

Income Based Apartments in West Carroll Parish, Louisiana

West Carroll Parish features 54 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 Carroll Parish, Louisiana

There are 32 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in West Carroll Parish.

Housing Choice Vouchers in West Carroll Parish, Louisiana

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in West Carroll Parish, Louisiana for a two-bedroom apartment is between $626 and $766.

2022 West Carroll 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 Carroll Parish, Louisiana Fair Market Rent $529 $529 $696 $923 $1,020
West Carroll Parish, Louisiana Payment Standard Range $476 to $582 $476 to $582 $626 to $766 $831 to $1,015 $918 to $1,122

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

West Carroll Parish, LA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 86
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 54
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 31.08%
Average Renter Household Size 2.42
Average Household Size 2.48
Median Household Income $31,926 ±$4,339
Median Rent $519 ±$35
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 26.59% ± 6.55pp
Total Population 11,454

Population and Household Demographics

West Carroll Parish is a county in Louisiana with a population of 11,454. There are 4,296 households in the county with an average household size of 2.48 persons. 31.08% of households in West Carroll Parish are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in West Carroll Parish

The median gross income for households in West Carroll Parish is $31,926 a year, or $2,661 a month. The median rent for the county is $519 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In West Carroll Parish, a household making less than $1,730 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 26.59% of households who rent are overburdened in West Carroll Parish.

Area Median Income In West Carroll 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 Carroll Parish, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $48,800

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 Carroll 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 Carroll Parish

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the West Carroll Parish AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$12,880 $17,420 $21,960 $25,000 $27,000 $29,000 $31,000 $33,000
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the West Carroll Parish AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$17,500 $20,000 $22,500 $25,000 $27,000 $29,000 $31,000 $33,000
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the West Carroll Parish AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$28,000 $32,000 $36,000 $40,000 $43,200 $46,400 $49,600 $52,800

Cities In West Carroll Parish

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City Served By
Epps The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Epps is the West Carroll Parish Police Jury Housing Assistance.
Forest The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Forest is the West Carroll Parish Police Jury Housing Assistance.
Kilbourne The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kilbourne is the West Carroll Parish Police Jury Housing Assistance.
Oak Grove The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Oak Grove is the West Carroll Parish Police Jury Housing Assistance.
Pioneer The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pioneer is the West Carroll Parish Police Jury Housing Assistance.