Affordable Housing In Pope County
22 Low Income Apartment Communities In Pope County
Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Pope County, 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 Pope County, Arkansas
|Pope County Public Facilities Board||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)|
Guide To Affordable Housing in Pope County, Arkansas
There are 22 low income housing apartment communities offering 978 affordable apartments for rent in Pope County, Arkansas.
Income Based Apartments in Pope County, Arkansas
Pope County features 764 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 Pope County, Arkansas
There are 214 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Pope County.
Housing Choice Vouchers in Pope County, Arkansas
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Pope County landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Pope County.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Pope County, Arkansas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $621 and $759.
2022 Pope County, 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|
|Pope County, Arkansas Fair Market Rent||$458||$539||$690||$975||$1,020|
|Pope County, Arkansas Payment Standard Range||$412 to $504||$485 to $593||$621 to $759||$878 to $1,073||$918 to $1,122|
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Pope County, AR Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||22|
|Total Low Income Apartments||978|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||764|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||32.41%|
|Average Renter Household Size||2.50|
|Average Household Size||2.62|
|Median Household Income||$39,810 ±$2,382|
|Median Rent||$640 ±$26|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||41.34% ± 5.63pp|
Population and Household Demographics
Pope County is a county in Arkansas with a population of 62,830. There are 22,645 households in the county with an average household size of 2.62 persons. 32.41% of households in Pope County are renters.
Income and Rent Overburden in Pope County
The median gross income for households in Pope County is $39,810 a year, or $3,318 a month. The median rent for the county is $640 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Pope County, a household making less than $2,133 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 41.34% of households who rent are overburdened in Pope County.
Area Median Income In Pope County
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.
In Pope County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $60,900
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 Pope County
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 Pope County
|1 Person||2 Person||3 Person||4 Person||5 Person||6 Person||7 Person||8 Person|
|30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Pope County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
|50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Pope County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
|80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Pope County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
Cities In Pope County
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|Atkins||The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Atkins are the Housing Authority of the City of Atkins and Pope County Public Facilities Board.|
|Dover||The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Dover are the Dover Housing Authority and Pope County Public Facilities Board.|
|Hector||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hector is the Pope County Public Facilities Board.|
|London||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves London is the Pope County Public Facilities Board.|
|Pottsville||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pottsville is the Pope County Public Facilities Board.|
|Russellville||The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Russellville are the Russellville Housing Authority and Pope County Public Facilities Board.|