Affordable Housing In Jonesboro
Craighead County, Arkansas

19 Low Income Apartment Communities In Jonesboro

Craighead Place

1435 Belt St
Jonesboro, Arkansas
3 BR

Walker Courts North and South

1129 Walker Pl
Jonesboro, Arkansas
1 BR

Briarwood Estates

1699 Patrick St
Jonesboro, Arkansas
Call For Rent
3 BR

Garden Manor Estates

399 Garden Manor Dr
Jonesboro, Arkansas

Jonesboro Sunset Gardens

2501 Ecumenical Dr
Jonesboro, Arkansas
Elderly Supportive Housing

Benedictine Manor I

312 S Bridge St
Jonesboro, Arkansas
Elderly Supportive Housing

Caraway Commons

3308 Caraway Commons Dr
Jonesboro, Arkansas

Terrace Homes

1903 Word Cv
Jonesboro, Arkansas
Disabled Supportive Housing

East Oak Place Apartments

4816 Samantha Ave
Jonesboro, Arkansas
Disabled Supportive Housing

Oak Place Apartments

1708 E Johnson Ave
Jonesboro, Arkansas
Disabled Supportive Housing

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Jonesboro, 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 Jonesboro, Arkansas

Housing Authority Programs
Jonesboro Urban Renewal and Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Jonesboro, Arkansas

There are 19 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,032 affordable apartments for rent in Jonesboro, Arkansas.

Income Based Apartments in Jonesboro, Arkansas

Jonesboro features 374 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 Jonesboro, Arkansas

There are 656 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Jonesboro.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Jonesboro, Arkansas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Jonesboro landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Jonesboro.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Jonesboro, Arkansas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $749 and $915.

2022 Jonesboro, 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
Jonesboro, Arkansas Fair Market Rent $553 $648 $832 $1,078 $1,390
Jonesboro, Arkansas Payment Standard Range $498 to $608 $583 to $713 $749 to $915 $970 to $1,186 $1,251 to $1,529

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Jonesboro, AR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 19
Total Low Income Apartments 1,032
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 374
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 46.72%
Average Renter Household Size 2.47
Average Household Size 2.49
Median Household Income $41,688 ±$1,549
Median Rent $691 ±$27
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 49.31% ± 3.7pp
Total Population 71,576

Population and Household Demographics

Jonesboro is a city in Craighead County, Arkansas with a population of 71,576. There are 27,335 households in the city with an average household size of 2.49 persons. 46.72% of households in Jonesboro are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Jonesboro

The median gross income for households in Jonesboro is $41,688 a year, or $3,474 a month. The median rent for the city is $691 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Jonesboro, a household making less than $2,303 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 49.31% of households who rent are overburdened in Jonesboro.

Area Median Income In Jonesboro

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 Jonesboro, the AMI is calculated from all households within Craighead County.

In Jonesboro, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $71,100

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 Jonesboro

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 Jonesboro

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Jonesboro AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$13,850 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $40,900 $43,500
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Jonesboro AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$23,100 $26,400 $29,700 $32,950 $35,600 $38,250 $40,900 $43,500
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Jonesboro AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$36,900 $42,200 $47,450 $52,700 $56,950 $61,150 $65,350 $69,600