Affordable Housing In Little Rock
Pulaski County, Arkansas

79 Low Income Apartment Communities In Little Rock

Albert Pike Apartments

701 Scott St
Little Rock, Arkansas
$890-1,265
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Parkview Towers

1200 Commerce St
Little Rock, Arkansas
$475-575
Studio-1 BR
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Cloverdale Estates

7009 Baseline Rd
Little Rock, Arkansas
Income Based
1-2 BR
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Spring Valley

8701 Interstate 30
Little Rock, Arkansas
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Metropolitan Village and Cumberland Apartments

2801 Scott St
Little Rock, Arkansas
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Summit at Geyer Springs

5201 Geyer Springs Road
Little Rock, Arkansas
1 BR

Legacy Homes at Granite Mountain

100 Hays Dr
Little Rock, Arkansas
$550-650
1-2 BR
62+

Metropolitan Village and Cumberland Manor Apartments

2801 S Scott St
Little Rock, Arkansas
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Mahlon Martin Apartments

1923 Main St
Little Rock, Arkansas
$533-695
1-3 BR

Armistead Apartments

6 Armistead Village Cir
Little Rock, Arkansas
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Little Rock, 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 Little Rock, Arkansas

Housing Authority Programs
Metropolitan Housing Alliance Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Pulaski County Housing Agency Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Little Rock, Arkansas

There are 79 low income housing apartment communities offering 7,190 affordable apartments for rent in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Income Based Apartments in Little Rock, Arkansas

Little Rock features 2,710 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 Little Rock, Arkansas

There are 4,302 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Little Rock.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Little Rock, Arkansas

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Little Rock, Arkansas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $750 and $916.

2022 Little Rock, 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
Little Rock, Arkansas Fair Market Rent $706 $728 $833 $1,118 $1,330
Little Rock, Arkansas Payment Standard Range $635 to $777 $655 to $801 $750 to $916 $1,006 to $1,230 $1,197 to $1,463

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Little Rock, AR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 79
Total Low Income Apartments 7,190
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 2,710
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 42.91%
Average Renter Household Size 2.25
Average Household Size 2.42
Median Household Income $46,085 ±$1,565
Median Rent $784 ±$11
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 45.83% ± 2.35pp
Total Population 196,943

Population and Household Demographics

Little Rock is a city in Pulaski County, Arkansas with a population of 196,943. There are 79,902 households in the city with an average household size of 2.42 persons. 42.91% of households in Little Rock are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Little Rock

The median gross income for households in Little Rock is $46,085 a year, or $3,840 a month. The median rent for the city is $784 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Little Rock, a household making less than $2,613 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 45.83% of households who rent are overburdened in Little Rock.

Area Median Income In Little Rock

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 Little Rock, the AMI is calculated from all households within Pulaski County.

In Little Rock, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $78,700

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 Little Rock

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 Little Rock

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Little Rock AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$16,550 $18,900 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Little Rock AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$27,550 $31,500 $35,450 $39,350 $42,500 $45,650 $48,800 $51,950
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Little Rock AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$44,100 $50,400 $56,700 $62,950 $68,000 $73,050 $78,100 $83,100