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Affordable Housing In Zachary
East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Zachary

Bristol II Apartments

4980 Lower Zachary Rd
Zachary, Louisiana
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Guide To Affordable Housing in Zachary, Louisiana

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 34 affordable apartments for rent in Zachary, Louisiana.

Income Based Apartments in Zachary, Louisiana

Zachary features 34 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 Zachary, Louisiana

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Zachary.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Zachary, Louisiana

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Zachary landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Zachary.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Zachary, Louisiana for a two-bedroom apartment is between $805 and $983.

2020 Zachary, 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
Fair Market Rent $678 $765 $894 $1,145 $1,429
Payment Standard Range $610 to $746 $689 to $842 $805 to $983 $1,031 to $1,260 $1,286 to $1,572

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Zachary, LA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 34
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 34
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 25.37%
Average Renter Household Size 2.84
Average Household Size 2.96
Median Household Income $74,274 ±$4,030
Median Rent $985 ±$89
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 47.15% ± 10.44pp
Total Population 15,868

Population and Household Demographics

Zachary is a City in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana with a population of 15,868. There are 5,318 households in the city with an average household size of 2.96 persons. 25.37% of households in Zachary are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Zachary

The median gross income for households in Zachary is $74,274 a year, or $6,190 a month. The median rent for the city is $985 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Zachary, a household making less than $3,283 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 47.15% of households who rent are overburdened in Zachary.1

Area Median Income In Zachary

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 Zachary, the AMI is calculated from all households within East Baton Rouge Parish.

In Zachary, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $73,500

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 Zachary

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 Zachary

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,450 $17,650 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $25,750 $29,400 $33,100 $36,750 $39,700 $42,650 $45,600 $48,550
80% of Median $41,200 $47,050 $52,950 $58,800 $63,550 $68,250 $72,950 $77,650