Affordable Housing In Mineral Springs
Howard County, Arkansas

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Mineral Springs, 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 Mineral Springs, Arkansas

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the County of Howard Public Housing
Howard County Public Housing Agency (AAA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Mineral Springs, Arkansas

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

Income Based Apartments in Mineral Springs, Arkansas

Mineral Springs 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 Mineral Springs, Arkansas

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Mineral Springs, Arkansas

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

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

2022 Mineral Springs, 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
Mineral Springs, Arkansas Fair Market Rent $456 $536 $649 $816 $880
Mineral Springs, Arkansas Payment Standard Range $410 to $502 $482 to $590 $584 to $714 $734 to $898 $792 to $968

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Mineral Springs, 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 40.7%
Average Renter Household Size 2.09
Average Household Size 2.54
Median Household Income $33,438 ±$11,890
Median Rent $562 ±$56
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 51.43% ± 19.11pp
Total Population 1,092

Population and Household Demographics

Mineral Springs is a city in Howard County, Arkansas with a population of 1,092. There are 430 households in the city with an average household size of 2.54 persons. 40.7% of households in Mineral Springs are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Mineral Springs

The median gross income for households in Mineral Springs is $33,438 a year, or $2,787 a month. The median rent for the city is $562 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Mineral Springs, a household making less than $1,873 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 51.43% of households who rent are overburdened in Mineral Springs.

Area Median Income In Mineral Springs

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 Mineral Springs, the AMI is calculated from all households within Howard County.

In Mineral Springs, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $51,100

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 Mineral Springs

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 Mineral Springs

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Mineral Springs 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 Mineral Springs 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 Mineral Springs 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