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Kensett Apartments

600 Doniphan St
Kensett, Arkansas
Rent Assisted
S. 515 Rural


405 E Wilbur Mills Ave
Kensett, Arkansas
Public Housing

Twin Oaks Apartments

601 Maple St
Kensett, Arkansas
S. 202
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There are 0 low-income apartments in Kensett that offer reduced rents to eligible households.

Rental assistance programs support 104 low-income homes in Kensett where households pay rent based on how much they earn. For 2023, elgible households participating in federally assisted housing pay an average of $305 towards rent each month.

Affordable rent data for some communities last confirmed on January 3rd, 2023. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Kensett, 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.

Housing Authority Programs
Kensett Housing Authority Public Housing
White River Regional Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Go to the Arkansas Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Kensett.

Kensett, Arkansas Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Kensett, Arkansas

Kensett features 104 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 Kensett, Arkansas

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Kensett.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Kensett, Arkansas

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Kensett, Arkansas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $665 and $813.

2023 Kensett, 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
Kensett, Arkansas Fair Market Rent $503 $596 $739 $998 $1,246
Kensett, Arkansas Payment Standard Range $453 to $553 $536 to $656 $665 to $813 $898 to $1,098 $1,121 to $1,371

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Kensett, AR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 104
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 104
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 46.46%
Average Renter Household Size 2.51
Average Household Size 2.54
Median Household Income $26,086 ±$4,998
Median Rent $540 ±$128
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.27% ± 14.37pp
Total Population 1,832

Population and Household Demographics

Kensett is a city in White County, Arkansas with a population of 1,832. There are 721 households in the city with an average household size of 2.54 persons. 46.46% of households in Kensett are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Kensett

The median gross income for households in Kensett is $26,086 a year, or $2,174 a month. The median rent for the city is $540 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Kensett, a household making less than $1,800 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 46.27% of households who rent are overburdened in Kensett.

Area Median Income In Kensett

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 Kensett, the AMI is calculated from all households within White County.

In Kensett, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $69,700

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 Kensett

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 Kensett

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Kensett AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$14,580 $19,720 $24,860 $30,000 $34,850 $37,450 $40,000 $42,600
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Kensett AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$22,600 $25,800 $29,050 $32,250 $34,850 $37,450 $40,000 $42,600
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Kensett AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$36,100 $41,250 $46,400 $51,550 $55,700 $59,800 $63,950 $68,050