Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Ola, AR

Discover affordable housing in Ola where there are 2+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

Haven Home

102 N 3rd St, Ola, Arkansas 72853


506 S 7th St, Ola, Arkansas 72853

Open Until Further Notice

Reported On February 23rd, 2024 by Nathan Brunet

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Ola, Arkansas
$4.42 (+40%) more than Arkansas minimum wage and $8.17 (+113%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve Ola, 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.

Operates the Public Housing programs for Ola, Arkansas.
Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) programs for Ola, Arkansas.

Go to the Arkansas Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Ola.

How many renters live in Ola, Arkansas?

The City of Ola has 869 people living in 385 households.

There are 477 renters living in 213 renter households in this City. Renters make up 54.89 percent of the population living in Ola.

What is the rental market like in Ola, Arkansas?

There are an estimated 592 housing units in the Ola area. Of these, 254 units are rental homes, making up 43 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Ola, Arkansas, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Ola?

The rental vacancy rate in Ola is 16 percent. This is a higher than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are high it means that there are a lot of available units and rents tend to be lower.

How many rental units are in Ola for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Ola
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
0 94 76 40 3
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Ola

A large number of apartments in Ola have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How many renter households in Ola are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 30 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 8 percent of households are extremely rent overburdened. When renters pay too much for their housing, it leaves little money for other necessities like food, clothes, or medicine.

The federal government says that renters are cost-burdened if they pay more than a third of their monthly income for rent and utilities.

How Much Is Rent in Ola

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $604 to $1,148. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $604
One BR $636
Two BR $814
Three BR $1,140
Four BR $1,148
2024 Fair Market Rents in Ola, Arkansas

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Ola?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
One BR 71 76 percent
Two BR 62 82 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Ola, Arkansas

How many affordable rental units are in Ola?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Ola, Arkansas including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Public Housing 122
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 7
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Ola, Arkansas

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Ola, Arkansas

Ola features 130 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 Ola, Arkansas

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Ola, Arkansas

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Ola, Arkansas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $733 and $895.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.