Affordable Housing In Poyen
Grant County, Arkansas

Guide To Affordable Housing in Poyen, Arkansas

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

Income Based Apartments in Poyen, Arkansas

Poyen 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 Poyen, Arkansas

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Poyen, Arkansas

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Poyen, Arkansas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $665 and $813.

2022 Poyen, 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
Poyen, Arkansas Fair Market Rent $627 $647 $739 $923 $1,002
Poyen, Arkansas Payment Standard Range $564 to $690 $582 to $712 $665 to $813 $831 to $1,015 $902 to $1,102

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Poyen, 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 28.04%
Average Renter Household Size 1.93
Average Household Size 2.97
Median Household Income $42,750 ±$18,198
Median Rent $825 ±$162
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 50% ± 67.25pp
Total Population 318

Population and Household Demographics

Poyen is a city in Grant County, Arkansas with a population of 318. There are 107 households in the city with an average household size of 2.97 persons. 28.04% of households in Poyen are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Poyen

The median gross income for households in Poyen is $42,750 a year, or $3,563 a month. The median rent for the city is $825 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Poyen, a household making less than $2,750 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 50% of households who rent are overburdened in Poyen.

Area Median Income In Poyen

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 Poyen, the AMI is calculated from all households within Grant County.

In Poyen, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $64,000

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 Poyen

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 Poyen

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Poyen AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$13,450 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $39,700 $42,250
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Poyen AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$22,400 $25,600 $28,800 $32,000 $34,600 $37,150 $39,700 $42,250
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Poyen AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$35,850 $41,000 $46,100 $51,200 $55,300 $59,400 $63,500 $67,600