Affordable Housing In Cotton Plant
Woodruff County, Arkansas

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Cotton Plant

588 Conley Dr

588 Conley Dr
Cotton Plant, Arkansas

Safe Harbor

100 Conley Dr
Cotton Plant, Arkansas
Elderly Supportive Housing

Conley Court and Stinson Gardens

369 N Central Ave
Cotton Plant, Arkansas
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Cotton Plant, 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 Cotton Plant, Arkansas

Housing Authority Programs
Cotton Plant Housing Authority Public Housing
White River Regional Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Cotton Plant, Arkansas

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 52 affordable apartments for rent in Cotton Plant, Arkansas.

Income Based Apartments in Cotton Plant, Arkansas

Cotton Plant features 30 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 Cotton Plant, Arkansas

There are 22 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Cotton Plant.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Cotton Plant, Arkansas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Cotton Plant landlords $300 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $200 towards rent in Cotton Plant.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Cotton Plant, Arkansas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $648 and $792.

2023 Cotton Plant, 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
Cotton Plant, Arkansas Fair Market Rent $539 $547 $720 $951 $1,024
Cotton Plant, Arkansas Payment Standard Range $485 to $593 $492 to $602 $648 to $792 $856 to $1,046 $922 to $1,126

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Cotton Plant, AR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 52
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 30
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 39.43%
Average Renter Household Size 2.18
Average Household Size 2.10
Median Household Income $20,583 ±$8,078
Median Rent $453 ±$67
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 55.45% ± 23.14pp
Total Population 587

Population and Household Demographics

Cotton Plant is a city in Woodruff County, Arkansas with a population of 587. There are 279 households in the city with an average household size of 2.10 persons. 39.43% of households in Cotton Plant are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Cotton Plant

The median gross income for households in Cotton Plant is $20,583 a year, or $1,715 a month. The median rent for the city is $453 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Cotton Plant, a household making less than $1,510 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 55.45% of households who rent are overburdened in Cotton Plant.

Area Median Income In Cotton Plant

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 Cotton Plant, the AMI is calculated from all households within Woodruff County.

In Cotton Plant, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $59,000

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 Cotton Plant

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 Cotton Plant

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Cotton Plant AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$13,590 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $34,950 $37,350 $39,750
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Cotton Plant AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$21,100 $24,100 $27,100 $30,100 $32,550 $34,950 $37,350 $39,750
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Cotton Plant AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$33,750 $38,550 $43,350 $48,150 $52,050 $55,900 $59,750 $63,600