Affordable Housing In Atkins
Pope County, Arkansas

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Atkins

Ehemann Townhill

301 Avenue 5 NW
Atkins, Arkansas

Ken - Del Park Apartments

202 SE 4th St
Atkins, Arkansas
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Atkins, Arkansas

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 Atkins, Arkansas

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the City of Atkins Public Housing
Pope County Public Facilities Board Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Atkins, Arkansas

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 51 affordable apartments for rent in Atkins, Arkansas.

Income Based Apartments in Atkins, Arkansas

Atkins features 51 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 Atkins, Arkansas

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Atkins, Arkansas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Atkins landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Atkins.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Atkins, Arkansas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $621 and $759.

2022 Atkins, Arkansas 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
Atkins, Arkansas Fair Market Rent $458 $539 $690 $975 $1,020
Atkins, Arkansas Payment Standard Range $412 to $504 $485 to $593 $621 to $759 $878 to $1,073 $918 to $1,122

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Atkins, AR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 51
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 51
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 39.75%
Average Renter Household Size 2.62
Average Household Size 2.67
Median Household Income $40,122 ±$4,734
Median Rent $598 ±$82
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 26.36% ± 12.28pp
Total Population 3,042

Population and Household Demographics

Atkins is a city in Pope County, Arkansas with a population of 3,042. There are 1,107 households in the city with an average household size of 2.67 persons. 39.75% of households in Atkins are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Atkins

The median gross income for households in Atkins is $40,122 a year, or $3,344 a month. The median rent for the city is $598 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Atkins, a household making less than $1,993 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 26.36% of households who rent are overburdened in Atkins.

Area Median Income In Atkins

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 Atkins, the AMI is calculated from all households within Pope County.

In Atkins, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $53,800

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 Atkins

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 Atkins

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Atkins AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$12,880 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $29,250 $31,400 $33,550 $35,750
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Atkins AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$18,950 $21,650 $24,350 $27,050 $29,250 $31,400 $33,550 $35,750
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Atkins AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$30,350 $34,650 $39,000 $43,300 $46,800 $50,250 $53,700 $57,200