Affordable Housing In Cross County
16 Low Income Apartment Communities In Cross County
Guide To Affordable Housing in Cross County, Arkansas
There are 16 low income housing apartment communities offering 379 affordable apartments for rent in Cross County, Arkansas.
Income Based Apartments in Cross County, Arkansas
Cross County features 314 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 Cross County, Arkansas
There are 61 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Cross County.
Housing Choice Vouchers in Cross County, Arkansas
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Cross County landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Cross County.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Cross County, Arkansas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $630 and $770.
2022 Cross 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|
|Cross County, Arkansas Fair Market Rent||$519||$532||$700||$926||$1,198|
|Cross County, Arkansas Payment Standard Range||$467 to $571||$479 to $585||$630 to $770||$833 to $1,019||$1,078 to $1,318|
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Cross County, AR Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||16|
|Total Low Income Apartments||379|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||314|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||36.02%|
|Average Renter Household Size||2.34|
|Average Household Size||2.49|
|Median Household Income||$38,103 ±$3,272|
|Median Rent||$645 ±$22|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||37% ± 6.78pp|
Population and Household Demographics
Cross County is a county in Arkansas with a population of 17,467. There are 6,918 households in the county with an average household size of 2.49 persons. 36.02% of households in Cross County are renters.
Income and Rent Overburden in Cross County
The median gross income for households in Cross County is $38,103 a year, or $3,175 a month. The median rent for the county is $645 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Cross County, a household making less than $2,150 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 37% of households who rent are overburdened in Cross County.
Area Median Income In Cross 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 Cross County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $67,800
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 Cross 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 Cross County
|1 Person||2 Person||3 Person||4 Person||5 Person||6 Person||7 Person||8 Person|
|30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Cross County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
|50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Cross County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
|80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Cross County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.