Affordable Housing In Bay
Craighead County, Arkansas

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Bay

Mature Living of Bay

500 Dorton St
Bay, Arkansas
Elderly Supportive Housing

Bay Apartments

200 Lunsford Street
Bay, Arkansas
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Bay, 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 Bay, Arkansas

Housing Authority Programs
Jonesboro Urban Renewal and Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Bay, Arkansas

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 44 affordable apartments for rent in Bay, Arkansas.

Income Based Apartments in Bay, Arkansas

Bay features 44 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 Bay, Arkansas

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Bay, Arkansas

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Bay, Arkansas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $749 and $915.

2022 Bay, 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
Bay, Arkansas Fair Market Rent $553 $648 $832 $1,078 $1,390
Bay, Arkansas Payment Standard Range $498 to $608 $583 to $713 $749 to $915 $970 to $1,186 $1,251 to $1,529

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Bay, AR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 44
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 44
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 40.59%
Average Renter Household Size 2.74
Average Household Size 2.51
Median Household Income $35,984 ±$2,191
Median Rent $664 ±$48
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 27.59% ± 9.75pp
Total Population 1,973

Population and Household Demographics

Bay is a city in Craighead County, Arkansas with a population of 1,973. There are 786 households in the city with an average household size of 2.51 persons. 40.59% of households in Bay are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Bay

The median gross income for households in Bay is $35,984 a year, or $2,999 a month. The median rent for the city is $664 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Bay, a household making less than $2,213 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 27.59% of households who rent are overburdened in Bay.

Area Median Income In Bay

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 Bay, the AMI is calculated from all households within Craighead County.

In Bay, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $58,900

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 Bay

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 Bay

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Bay AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$12,880 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $34,200 $36,550 $38,900
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Bay AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$20,650 $23,600 $26,550 $29,450 $31,850 $34,200 $36,550 $38,900
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Bay AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$33,000 $37,700 $42,400 $47,100 $50,900 $54,650 $58,450 $62,200