Affordable Housing In Craighead County
Arkansas

33 Low Income Apartment Communities In Craighead County

Craighead Place

1435 Belt St
Jonesboro, Arkansas
$660
3 BR

Oaktree Apartments

401 Bernis St
Brookland, Arkansas
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Walker Courts North and South

1129 Walker Pl
Jonesboro, Arkansas
$614
1 BR
Subsidized

Briarwood Estates

1699 Patrick St
Jonesboro, Arkansas
Call For Rent
3 BR

Garden Manor Estates

399 Garden Manor Dr
Jonesboro, Arkansas
Subsidized

Jonesboro Sunset Gardens

2501 Ecumenical Dr
Jonesboro, Arkansas
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Pecan Valley Apartments

106 E College St
Bono, Arkansas
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Benedictine Manor I

312 S Bridge St
Jonesboro, Arkansas
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Christopher Homes of Monette

300 W Gann St
Monette, Arkansas
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Terrace Homes

1903 Word Cv
Jonesboro, Arkansas
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Craighead County, 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 Craighead County, Arkansas

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Craighead County, Arkansas

There are 33 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,325 affordable apartments for rent in Craighead County, Arkansas.

Income Based Apartments in Craighead County, Arkansas

Craighead County features 662 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 Craighead County, Arkansas

There are 656 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Craighead County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Craighead County, Arkansas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Craighead County landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Craighead County.

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

2022 Craighead 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
Craighead County, Arkansas Fair Market Rent $553 $648 $832 $1,078 $1,390
Craighead County, 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 AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Craighead County, AR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 33
Total Low Income Apartments 1,325
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 662
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 40.9%
Average Renter Household Size 2.49
Average Household Size 2.52
Median Household Income $42,475 ±$1,586
Median Rent $681 ±$24
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.04% ± 3.17pp
Total Population 101,409

Population and Household Demographics

Craighead County is a county in Arkansas with a population of 101,409. There are 38,724 households in the county with an average household size of 2.52 persons. 40.9% of households in Craighead County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Craighead County

The median gross income for households in Craighead County is $42,475 a year, or $3,540 a month. The median rent for the county is $681 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Craighead County, a household making less than $2,270 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 46.04% of households who rent are overburdened in Craighead County.

Area Median Income In Craighead 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 Craighead County, 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 Craighead 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 Craighead County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Craighead County 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 Craighead County 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 Craighead County 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

Cities In Craighead County

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City Served By
Bay The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bay is the Jonesboro Urban Renewal and Housing Authority.
Black Oak The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Black Oak is the Jonesboro Urban Renewal and Housing Authority.
Bono The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bono is the Jonesboro Urban Renewal and Housing Authority.
Brookland The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Brookland is the Jonesboro Urban Renewal and Housing Authority.
Caraway The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Caraway are the Caraway Housing Authority and Jonesboro Urban Renewal and Housing Authority.
Cash The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cash is the Jonesboro Urban Renewal and Housing Authority.
Egypt The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Egypt is the Jonesboro Urban Renewal and Housing Authority.
Jonesboro The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Jonesboro is the Jonesboro Urban Renewal and Housing Authority.
Lake City The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Lake City are the Lake City Housing Authority and Jonesboro Urban Renewal and Housing Authority.
Monette The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Monette are the Monette Housing Authority and Jonesboro Urban Renewal and Housing Authority.