Affordable Housing In Cleveland County

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Cleveland County

Rison Villas

300 Rison Villas
Rison, Arkansas

Tolson Homes

500 Rice St
Rison, Arkansas
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Guide To Affordable Housing in Cleveland County, Arkansas

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 118 affordable apartments for rent in Cleveland County, Arkansas.

Income Based Apartments in Cleveland County, Arkansas

Cleveland County features 118 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 Cleveland County, Arkansas

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Cleveland County, Arkansas

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Cleveland County, Arkansas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $684 and $836.

2022 Cleveland County, 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
Cleveland County, Arkansas Fair Market Rent $563 $578 $760 $950 $1,097
Cleveland County, Arkansas Payment Standard Range $507 to $619 $520 to $636 $684 to $836 $855 to $1,045 $987 to $1,207

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Cleveland County, AR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 118
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 118
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 21.54%
Average Renter Household Size 2.72
Average Household Size 2.53
Median Household Income $43,158 ±$4,010
Median Rent $627 ±$55
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 22.84% ± 7.31pp
Total Population 8,510

Population and Household Demographics

Cleveland County is a county in Arkansas with a population of 8,510. There are 3,334 households in the county with an average household size of 2.53 persons. 21.54% of households in Cleveland County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Cleveland County

The median gross income for households in Cleveland County is $43,158 a year, or $3,597 a month. The median rent for the county is $627 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Cleveland County, a household making less than $2,090 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 22.84% of households who rent are overburdened in Cleveland County.

Area Median Income In Cleveland County

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 Cleveland County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $60,100

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 Cleveland County

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 Cleveland County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Cleveland County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$12,880 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $29,850 $32,050 $34,250 $36,450
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Cleveland County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$19,350 $22,100 $24,850 $27,600 $29,850 $32,050 $34,250 $36,450
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Cleveland County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$30,950 $35,350 $39,750 $44,150 $47,700 $51,250 $54,750 $58,300

Cities In Cleveland County

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City Served By
New Edinburg
Rison The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rison is the Rison Housing Authority.