Affordable Housing In Lee County
Arkansas

11 Low Income Apartment Communities In Lee County

Mark Hurt

26 Lee 805
Marianna, Arkansas

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Lee 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 Lee County, Arkansas

Housing Authority Programs
Lee County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Lee County, Arkansas

There are 11 low income housing apartment communities offering 562 affordable apartments for rent in Lee County, Arkansas.

Income Based Apartments in Lee County, Arkansas

Lee County features 407 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 Lee County, Arkansas

There are 152 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Lee County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Lee County, Arkansas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Lee County landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $200 towards rent in Lee County.

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

2022 Lee 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
Lee County, Arkansas Fair Market Rent $481 $493 $649 $922 $928
Lee County, Arkansas Payment Standard Range $433 to $529 $444 to $542 $584 to $714 $830 to $1,014 $835 to $1,021

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Lee County, AR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 11
Total Low Income Apartments 562
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 407
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 43.11%
Average Renter Household Size 2.21
Average Household Size 2.34
Median Household Income $28,393 ±$3,099
Median Rent $533 ±$72
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 40.35% ± 9.57pp
Total Population 9,966

Population and Household Demographics

Lee County is a county in Arkansas with a population of 9,966. There are 3,605 households in the county with an average household size of 2.34 persons. 43.11% of households in Lee County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Lee County

The median gross income for households in Lee County is $28,393 a year, or $2,366 a month. The median rent for the county is $533 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Lee County, a household making less than $1,777 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 40.35% of households who rent are overburdened in Lee County.

Area Median Income In Lee 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 Lee County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $46,000

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 Lee 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 Lee County

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

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City Served By
Aubrey The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Aubrey is the Lee County Housing Authority.
Haynes The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Haynes is the Lee County Housing Authority.
LaGrange The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves LaGrange is the Lee County Housing Authority.
Marianna The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Marianna are the Marianna Housing Authority and Lee County Housing Authority.
Moro The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Moro is the Lee County Housing Authority.
Rondo The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rondo is the Lee County Housing Authority.