Affordable Housing In Emmet
Hempstead County, Arkansas

Guide To Affordable Housing in Emmet, Arkansas

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Emmet, Arkansas.

Income Based Apartments in Emmet, Arkansas

Emmet features 0 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 Emmet, Arkansas

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Emmet, Arkansas

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Emmet, Arkansas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $627 and $767.

2022 Emmet, 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
Emmet, Arkansas Fair Market Rent $516 $530 $697 $867 $1,131
Emmet, Arkansas Payment Standard Range $464 to $568 $477 to $583 $627 to $767 $780 to $954 $1,018 to $1,244

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Emmet, AR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 27.86%
Average Renter Household Size 3.84
Average Household Size 2.91
Median Household Income $34,844 ±$11,267
Median Rent $602 ±$63
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 58.93% ± 34.74pp
Total Population 584

Population and Household Demographics

Emmet is a city in Hempstead County, Arkansas with a population of 584. There are 201 households in the city with an average household size of 2.91 persons. 27.86% of households in Emmet are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Emmet

The median gross income for households in Emmet is $34,844 a year, or $2,904 a month. The median rent for the city is $602 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Emmet, a household making less than $2,007 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 58.93% of households who rent are overburdened in Emmet.

Area Median Income In Emmet

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 Emmet, the AMI is calculated from all households within Hempstead County.

In Emmet, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $53,300

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 Emmet

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 Emmet

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Emmet AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$12,880 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $29,250 $31,400 $33,550 $35,750
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Emmet AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$18,950 $21,650 $24,350 $27,050 $29,250 $31,400 $33,550 $35,750
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Emmet AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$30,350 $34,650 $39,000 $43,300 $46,800 $50,250 $53,700 $57,200