Paragould, Arkansas Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing programs support 362 income based apartments in Paragould where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 56 affordable apartments in Paragould that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Paragould, Arkansas

There is one Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list open in Paragould.

  • is currently open for new Section 8 applications.

Go to the Arkansas Section 8 Waiting Lists page for more openings near Paragould.

Paragould Apartments

219 Bogil Rd
Paragould, Arkansas
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Rent Assisted

Oakwood Villas

Paragould, Arkansas

Ridge Homes

722 W Kingshighway
Paragould, Arkansas
Rent Assisted
Elderly Supportive Housing

Lakeview Apartments

3814 Reynolds Park Rd
Paragould, Arkansas
Rent Assisted
Elderly Supportive Housing

Pecan Grove

2 Pecan Grv
Paragould, Arkansas

Paragould Terrace Apartments

715 Kennedy St
Paragould, Arkansas
Rent Assisted

Paragould Terrace

1125 S 8th Ave
Paragould, Arkansas

Promise Land Farms

4081 Greene 905
Paragould, Arkansas

Martin Farms Partnership

4303 Hwy 412 East
Paragould, Arkansas

Martin Farms Partnership

4327 Hwy 412 East
Paragould, Arkansas
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Affordable Housing Near Paragould

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Marmaduke, AR Affordable Housing programs support 2 apartment communities in Marmaduke.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Paragould, 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.

Housing Authority Programs
Greene County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Paragould Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Go to the Arkansas Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Paragould.

Paragould, Arkansas Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Paragould, Arkansas

Paragould features 362 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 Paragould, Arkansas

There are 56 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Paragould.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Paragould, Arkansas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Paragould landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Paragould.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Paragould, Arkansas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $668 and $816.

2023 Paragould, 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
Paragould, Arkansas Fair Market Rent $556 $646 $742 $1,055 $1,081
Paragould, Arkansas Payment Standard Range $500 to $612 $581 to $711 $668 to $816 $950 to $1,161 $973 to $1,189

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Paragould, AR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 11
Total Low Income Apartments 421
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 362
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 42.93%
Average Renter Household Size 2.44
Average Household Size 2.49
Median Household Income $40,340 ±$2,280
Median Rent $674 ±$30
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 44.91% ± 6.51pp
Total Population 27,228

Population and Household Demographics

Paragould is a city in Greene County, Arkansas with a population of 27,228. There are 10,695 households in the city with an average household size of 2.49 persons. 42.93% of households in Paragould are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Paragould

The median gross income for households in Paragould is $40,340 a year, or $3,362 a month. The median rent for the city is $674 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Paragould, a household making less than $2,247 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 44.91% of households who rent are overburdened in Paragould.

Area Median Income In Paragould

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

In Paragould, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $63,000

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 Paragould

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 Paragould

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Paragould AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$13,590 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $36,550 $39,100 $41,600
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Paragould AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$22,050 $25,200 $28,350 $31,500 $34,050 $36,550 $39,100 $41,600
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Paragould AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$35,300 $40,350 $45,400 $50,400 $54,450 $58,500 $62,500 $66,550