Affordable Housing In Greene County
Arkansas

13 Low Income Apartment Communities In Greene County

Martin Farms Partnership

4303 Hwy 412 East
Paragould, Arkansas

Martin Farms Partnership

4327 Hwy 412 East
Paragould, Arkansas

Ridgewood Apts

1701 Ridgewood Circle
Paragould, Arkansas

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

Housing Authority Programs
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
Total Population 43,382

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 $58,500

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

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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.
$12,880 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $33,950 $36,300 $38,650
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.
$20,500 $23,400 $26,350 $29,250 $31,600 $33,950 $36,300 $38,650
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.
$32,800 $37,450 $42,150 $46,800 $50,550 $54,300 $58,050 $61,800

Cities In Greene County

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City Served By
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.