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Elaine Housing

301 Nelson St
Elaine, Arkansas
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Elaine Terrace Apartments

401 N Oak St
Elaine, Arkansas
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S. 515 Rural
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There are 15 low-income apartments in Elaine that offer reduced rents to eligible households.

Rental assistance programs support 24 low-income homes in Elaine where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

Affordable rent data for some communities last confirmed on May 27th, 2021. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Elaine, 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.

Housing Authority Programs
Phillips County Public Housing Agency Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Go to the Arkansas Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Elaine.

Elaine, Arkansas Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Elaine, Arkansas

Elaine features 24 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 Elaine, Arkansas

There are 15 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Elaine.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Elaine, Arkansas

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

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

2023 Elaine, 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
Elaine, Arkansas Fair Market Rent $539 $554 $720 $1,023 $1,226
Elaine, Arkansas Payment Standard Range $485 to $593 $499 to $609 $648 to $792 $921 to $1,125 $1,103 to $1,349

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Elaine, AR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 39
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 24
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 51.43%
Average Renter Household Size 2.73
Average Household Size 2.29
Median Household Income $20,156 ±$3,290
Median Rent $468 ±$67
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 45.68% ± 16.49pp
Total Population 722

Population and Household Demographics

Elaine is a city in Phillips County, Arkansas with a population of 722. There are 315 households in the city with an average household size of 2.29 persons. 51.43% of households in Elaine are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Elaine

The median gross income for households in Elaine is $20,156 a year, or $1,680 a month. The median rent for the city is $468 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Elaine, a household making less than $1,560 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 45.68% of households who rent are overburdened in Elaine.

Area Median Income In Elaine

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 Elaine, the AMI is calculated from all households within Phillips County.

In Elaine, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $52,600

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 Elaine

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 Elaine

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Elaine AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$14,580 $19,720 $24,860 $30,000 $34,250 $36,800 $39,350 $41,850
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Elaine AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$22,200 $25,400 $28,550 $31,700 $34,250 $36,800 $39,350 $41,850
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Elaine AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$35,500 $40,600 $45,650 $50,700 $54,800 $58,850 $62,900 $66,950