Affordable Housing In Green Forest
Carroll County, Arkansas

4 Low Income Apartment Communities In Green Forest

East View Apartments

109 E View Ct
Green Forest, Arkansas
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Oak Hills Senior Housing

206 Cherry St
Green Forest, Arkansas
Elderly Supportive Housing

Gardengate Apartments

107 W 3rd St
Green Forest, Arkansas

Forest Court Apartments

208 N Springfield Ave
Green Forest, Arkansas
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Guide To Affordable Housing in Green Forest, Arkansas

There are 4 low income housing apartment communities offering 165 affordable apartments for rent in Green Forest, Arkansas.

Income Based Apartments in Green Forest, Arkansas

Green Forest features 79 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 Green Forest, Arkansas

There are 86 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Green Forest.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Green Forest, Arkansas

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Green Forest, Arkansas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $600 and $734.

2022 Green Forest, 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
Green Forest, Arkansas Fair Market Rent $443 $507 $667 $825 $905
Green Forest, Arkansas Payment Standard Range $399 to $487 $456 to $558 $600 to $734 $743 to $908 $815 to $996

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Green Forest, AR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 165
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 79
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 44.1%
Average Renter Household Size 3.00
Average Household Size 2.80
Median Household Income $37,981 ±$4,916
Median Rent $584 ±$38
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 32.95% ± 13.66pp
Total Population 2,775

Population and Household Demographics

Green Forest is a city in Carroll County, Arkansas with a population of 2,775. There are 991 households in the city with an average household size of 2.80 persons. 44.1% of households in Green Forest are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Green Forest

The median gross income for households in Green Forest is $37,981 a year, or $3,165 a month. The median rent for the city is $584 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Green Forest, a household making less than $1,947 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 32.95% of households who rent are overburdened in Green Forest.

Area Median Income In Green Forest

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 Green Forest, the AMI is calculated from all households within Carroll County.

In Green Forest, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $56,300

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 Green Forest

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 Green Forest

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Green Forest AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$12,880 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $30,450 $32,700 $34,950 $37,200
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Green Forest AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$19,750 $22,550 $25,350 $28,150 $30,450 $32,700 $34,950 $37,200
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Green Forest AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$31,550 $36,050 $40,550 $45,050 $48,700 $52,300 $55,900 $59,500