Affordable Housing In Howard County
Arkansas

5 Low Income Apartment Communities In Howard County

Timber Ridge Manor Apartments

106 Arkansas Ave
Dierks, Arkansas

Melrose Manor Apartments

600 Puryear St
Nashville, Arkansas
Subsidized

Howard County

1015 Herman Ave
Dierks, Arkansas

Timber Ridge Manor Lp

202 Timber Ridge Mnr
Dierks, Arkansas
Subsidized

Melrose Apts

500 Puryear St
Nashville, Arkansas
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Howard 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 Howard County, Arkansas

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the County of Howard Public Housing
Howard County Public Housing Agency (AAA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Howard County, Arkansas

There are 5 low income housing apartment communities offering 262 affordable apartments for rent in Howard County, Arkansas.

Income Based Apartments in Howard County, Arkansas

Howard County features 246 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 Howard County, Arkansas

There are 16 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Howard County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Howard County, Arkansas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Howard County landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Howard County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Howard County, Arkansas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $584 and $714.

2022 Howard 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
Howard County, Arkansas Fair Market Rent $456 $536 $649 $816 $880
Howard County, Arkansas Payment Standard Range $410 to $502 $482 to $590 $584 to $714 $734 to $898 $792 to $968

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Howard County, AR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 262
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 246
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 34.66%
Average Renter Household Size 2.67
Average Household Size 2.65
Median Household Income $34,229 ±$3,163
Median Rent $560 ±$26
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 31.09% ± 6.3pp
Total Population 13,555

Population and Household Demographics

Howard County is a county in Arkansas with a population of 13,555. There are 5,049 households in the county with an average household size of 2.65 persons. 34.66% of households in Howard County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Howard County

The median gross income for households in Howard County is $34,229 a year, or $2,852 a month. The median rent for the county is $560 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Howard County, a household making less than $1,867 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 31.09% of households who rent are overburdened in Howard County.

Area Median Income In Howard 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 Howard County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $51,100

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 Howard 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 Howard County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Howard County 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 Howard County 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 Howard County 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

Cities In Howard County

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City Served By
Dierks The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Dierks are the Housing Authority of the County of Howard and Howard County Public Housing Agency (AAA).
Mineral Springs The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Mineral Springs are the Housing Authority of the County of Howard and Howard County Public Housing Agency (AAA).
Nashville The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Nashville are the Housing Authority of the County of Howard and Howard County Public Housing Agency (AAA).
Tollette The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Tollette are the Housing Authority of the County of Howard and Howard County Public Housing Agency (AAA).