Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Westlake, LA

Discover affordable housing in Westlake where there are 5+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

Westlake Homes

2402 Fox Run Rd, Westlake, Louisiana 70669

Westlake Manor Apartments

1801 Gandy St, Westlake, Louisiana 70669

Westlake II Housing

2106 Walker Dr, Westlake, Louisiana 70669

Westlake Elderly Housing

1109 Garden Dr, Westlake, Louisiana 70669

Westlake Plaza Apts

1411 Clarence St, Westlake, Louisiana

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Westlake, Louisiana
$13.20 (+182%) more than Louisiana minimum wage and $13.20 (+182%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve Westlake, 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.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) programs for Westlake, Louisiana.

Go to the Louisiana Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Westlake.

How many renters live in Westlake, Louisiana?

The City of Westlake has 4,847 people living in 2,061 households.

There are 799 renters living in 369 renter households in this City. Renters make up 16.48 percent of the population living in Westlake.

What is the rental market like in Westlake, Louisiana?

There are an estimated 2,500 housing units in the Westlake area. Of these, 502 units are rental homes, making up 20 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Westlake, Louisiana, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Westlake?

The rental vacancy rate in Westlake is 18 percent. This is a higher than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are high it means that there are a lot of available units and rents tend to be lower.

How many rental units are in Westlake for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Westlake
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
0 65 128 176 0
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Westlake

A large number of apartments in Westlake have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How many renter households in Westlake are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 63 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 32 percent of households are extremely rent overburdened. When renters pay too much for their housing, it leaves little money for other necessities like food, clothes, or medicine.

The federal government says that renters are cost-burdened if they pay more than a third of their monthly income for rent and utilities.

How Much Is Rent in Westlake

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $835 to $1,438. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $835
One BR $840
Two BR $1,080
Three BR $1,333
Four BR $1,438
2024 Fair Market Rents in Westlake, Louisiana

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Westlake?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
One BR 4 6 percent
Two BR 107 84 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Westlake, Louisiana

How many affordable rental units are in Westlake?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Westlake, Louisiana including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 105
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly 1
USDA Section 515 Rural Rental Housing 74
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Westlake, Louisiana

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Westlake, Louisiana

Westlake features 32 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 Westlake, Louisiana

There are 115 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Westlake.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Westlake, Louisiana

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Westlake landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Westlake.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Westlake, Louisiana for a two-bedroom apartment is between $972 and $1,188.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.