Affordable Housing In Lafe
Greene County, Arkansas

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

Housing Authority Programs
Paragould Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Greene County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Lafe, Arkansas

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Lafe, Arkansas.

Income Based Apartments in Lafe, Arkansas

Lafe features 0 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 Lafe, Arkansas

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Lafe, Arkansas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Lafe landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Lafe.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Lafe, Arkansas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $623 and $761.

2022 Lafe, 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
Lafe, Arkansas Fair Market Rent $513 $607 $692 $983 $1,056
Lafe, 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 research.

Lafe, AR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 18.97%
Average Renter Household Size 1.91
Average Household Size 2.57
Median Household Income $33,438 ±$4,765
Median Rent $665 ±$221
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 24.24% ± 40.88pp
Total Population 448

Population and Household Demographics

Lafe is a city in Greene County, Arkansas with a population of 448. There are 174 households in the city with an average household size of 2.57 persons. 18.97% of households in Lafe are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Lafe

The median gross income for households in Lafe is $33,438 a year, or $2,787 a month. The median rent for the city is $665 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Lafe, a household making less than $2,217 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 24.24% of households who rent are overburdened in Lafe.

Area Median Income In Lafe

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 Lafe, the AMI is calculated from all households within Greene County.

In Lafe, 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 Lafe

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 Lafe

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Lafe 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 Lafe 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 Lafe 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