Affordable Housing In Hope
Hempstead County, Arkansas

10 Low Income Apartment Communities In Hope

Emerald Village Of Hope

2406 Rocky Mound Rd
Hope, Arkansas
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2 BR

Southwest Arkansas Developmental Homes of Hope

602 W 23rd St
Hope, Arkansas
Elderly Supportive Housing

Hope Pleasant Ridge Apartments

1305 E 3rd St
Hope, Arkansas

Kelly Memorial Homes

6th and Laurel
Hope, Arkansas

Southwest Arkansas Development

402 N Main St
Hope, Arkansas
Elderly Supportive Housing

Vander Lloyd Memorial Homes

712 Texas St
Hope, Arkansas

Peaks at Hope

2206 Bill Clinton Dr
Hope, Arkansas

Fulton Square Apartments

801 Mack St
Hope, Arkansas

Southview Apartments

1307 East Third
Hope, Arkansas

Hope Square Apartments

904 Grady Street South
Hope, Arkansas
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Hope, 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 Hope, Arkansas

Housing Authority Programs
Hope Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Hope, Arkansas

There are 10 low income housing apartment communities offering 687 affordable apartments for rent in Hope, Arkansas.

Income Based Apartments in Hope, Arkansas

Hope features 559 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 Hope, Arkansas

There are 128 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Hope.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Hope, Arkansas

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Hope, Arkansas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $691 and $845.

2023 Hope, 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
Hope, Arkansas Fair Market Rent $575 $583 $768 $998 $1,238
Hope, Arkansas Payment Standard Range $518 to $633 $525 to $641 $691 to $845 $898 to $1,098 $1,114 to $1,362

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Hope, AR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 10
Total Low Income Apartments 687
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 559
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 42.51%
Average Renter Household Size 2.90
Average Household Size 2.88
Median Household Income $24,611 ±$3,144
Median Rent $573 ±$23
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 69.65% ± 13.7pp
Total Population 10,001

Population and Household Demographics

Hope is a city in Hempstead County, Arkansas with a population of 10,001. There are 3,364 households in the city with an average household size of 2.88 persons. 42.51% of households in Hope are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Hope

The median gross income for households in Hope is $24,611 a year, or $2,051 a month. The median rent for the city is $573 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Hope, a household making less than $1,910 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 69.65% of households who rent are overburdened in Hope.

Area Median Income In Hope

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

In Hope, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $59,400

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 Hope

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 Hope

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Hope AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$13,590 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $34,950 $37,350 $39,750
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Hope AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$21,100 $24,100 $27,100 $30,100 $32,550 $34,950 $37,350 $39,750
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Hope AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$33,750 $38,550 $43,350 $48,150 $52,050 $55,900 $59,750 $63,600