Affordable Housing In Pine Bluff
Jefferson County, Arkansas

21 Low Income Apartment Communities In Pine Bluff

St John Apartments

1105 E 26th Ave
Pine Bluff, Arkansas
Income Based
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Southeast Apartments

1100 E 36th Ave
Pine Bluff, Arkansas
Income Based
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Golden Age Apartments

700 S Holly St
Pine Bluff, Arkansas
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Heritage Villa of Pine Bluff

308 W 37th Ave
Pine Bluff, Arkansas
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

St John Alexander Towers

2202 W 22nd Ave
Pine Bluff, Arkansas
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Joshua Manor

2400 S Main St
Pine Bluff, Arkansas
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Heritage Manors of Southeast Arkansas

3217 Old Warren Rd
Pine Bluff, Arkansas
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Piney Woods Apartments

2300 Woodgate Dr
Pine Bluff, Arkansas
Subsidized

Brett H Bradshaw Manor

2008 Ridgway Rd
Pine Bluff, Arkansas
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Gardens at Whispering Knoll Assisted Living

6814 S Hazel St
Pine Bluff, Arkansas

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Pine Bluff, 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 Pine Bluff, Arkansas

Housing Authority Programs
Pine Bluff Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Pine Bluff, Arkansas

There are 21 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,476 affordable apartments for rent in Pine Bluff, Arkansas.

Income Based Apartments in Pine Bluff, Arkansas

Pine Bluff features 1,121 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 Pine Bluff, Arkansas

There are 355 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Pine Bluff.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Pine Bluff, Arkansas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Pine Bluff landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Pine Bluff.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Pine Bluff, Arkansas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $684 and $836.

2022 Pine Bluff, 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
Pine Bluff, Arkansas Fair Market Rent $563 $578 $760 $950 $1,097
Pine Bluff, Arkansas Payment Standard Range $507 to $619 $520 to $636 $684 to $836 $855 to $1,045 $987 to $1,207

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Pine Bluff, AR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 21
Total Low Income Apartments 1,476
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,121
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 44.9%
Average Renter Household Size 2.44
Average Household Size 2.40
Median Household Income $30,719 ±$2,035
Median Rent $663 ±$15
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 49.45% ± 5.02pp
Total Population 46,228

Population and Household Demographics

Pine Bluff is a city in Jefferson County, Arkansas with a population of 46,228. There are 17,705 households in the city with an average household size of 2.40 persons. 44.9% of households in Pine Bluff are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Pine Bluff

The median gross income for households in Pine Bluff is $30,719 a year, or $2,560 a month. The median rent for the city is $663 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Pine Bluff, a household making less than $2,210 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 49.45% of households who rent are overburdened in Pine Bluff.

Area Median Income In Pine Bluff

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 Pine Bluff, the AMI is calculated from all households within Jefferson County.

In Pine Bluff, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $60,100

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 Pine Bluff

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 Pine Bluff

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Pine Bluff AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$12,880 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $29,850 $32,050 $34,250 $36,450
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Pine Bluff AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$19,350 $22,100 $24,850 $27,600 $29,850 $32,050 $34,250 $36,450
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Pine Bluff AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$30,950 $35,350 $39,750 $44,150 $47,700 $51,250 $54,750 $58,300