Affordable Housing In Greene County
13 Low Income Apartment Communities In Greene County
Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Greene 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 Greene County, Arkansas
|Greene County Housing Authority||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)|
|Paragould Housing Authority||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing|
Guide To Affordable Housing in Greene County, Arkansas
There are 13 low income housing apartment communities offering 499 affordable apartments for rent in Greene County, Arkansas.
Income Based Apartments in Greene County, Arkansas
Greene County features 440 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 Greene County, Arkansas
There are 56 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Greene County.
Housing Choice Vouchers in Greene County, Arkansas
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Greene County landlords $800 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $200 towards rent in Greene County.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Greene County, Arkansas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $623 and $761.
2022 Greene 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|
|Greene County, Arkansas Fair Market Rent||$513||$607||$692||$983||$1,056|
|Greene County, Arkansas Payment Standard Range||$462 to $564||$546 to $668||$623 to $761||$885 to $1,081||$950 to $1,162|
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Greene County, AR Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||13|
|Total Low Income Apartments||499|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||440|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||35.34%|
|Average Renter Household Size||2.50|
|Average Household Size||2.56|
|Median Household Income||$41,286 ±$1,835|
|Median Rent||$670 ±$29|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||40.39% ± 5.47pp|
Population and Household Demographics
Greene County is a county in Arkansas with a population of 43,382. There are 16,682 households in the county with an average household size of 2.56 persons. 35.34% of households in Greene County are renters.
Income and Rent Overburden in Greene County
The median gross income for households in Greene County is $41,286 a year, or $3,441 a month. The median rent for the county is $670 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Greene County, a household making less than $2,233 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 40.39% of households who rent are overburdened in Greene County.
Area Median Income In Greene 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 Greene County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $63,000
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 Greene 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 Greene 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 Greene 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 Greene 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 Greene County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
Cities In Greene County
Select A City to View its Apartment Communities and Waiting Lists.
|Delaplaine||The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Delaplaine are the Paragould Housing Authority and Greene County Housing Authority.|
|Lafe||The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Lafe are the Paragould Housing Authority and Greene County Housing Authority.|
|Marmaduke||The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Marmaduke are the Housing Authority of the City of Marmaduke, Greene County Housing Authority and Paragould Housing Authority.|
|Oak Grove Heights||The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Oak Grove Heights are the Paragould Housing Authority and Greene County Housing Authority.|
|Paragould||The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Paragould are the Greene County Housing Authority and Paragould Housing Authority.|