Affordable Housing In St Francis County
Arkansas

35 Low Income Apartment Communities In St Francis County

Shady Oaks Apartments

130 W Cook St
Forrest City, Arkansas
Subsidized

Dundas Place

1001 S Rosser St
Forrest City, Arkansas

Caleb Jones Farms

507 North Main
Palestine, Arkansas

Richard Shannon

249 Sfc 630
Hughes, Arkansas

James D Davis

199 Sfc 309
Forrest City, Arkansas

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in St Francis 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 St Francis County, Arkansas

Housing Authority Programs
St. Francis County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in St Francis County, Arkansas

There are 35 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,748 affordable apartments for rent in St Francis County, Arkansas.

Income Based Apartments in St Francis County, Arkansas

St Francis County features 1,322 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 St Francis County, Arkansas

There are 422 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in St Francis County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in St Francis County, Arkansas

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in St Francis County, Arkansas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $584 and $714.

2022 St Francis 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
St Francis County, Arkansas Fair Market Rent $505 $508 $649 $922 $1,016
St Francis County, Arkansas Payment Standard Range $455 to $556 $457 to $559 $584 to $714 $830 to $1,014 $914 to $1,118

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

St Francis County, AR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 35
Total Low Income Apartments 1,748
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,322
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 44.36%
Average Renter Household Size 2.50
Average Household Size 2.51
Median Household Income $32,105 ±$2,438
Median Rent $576 ±$30
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 42% ± 6.23pp
Total Population 27,345

Population and Household Demographics

St Francis County is a county in Arkansas with a population of 27,345. There are 9,430 households in the county with an average household size of 2.51 persons. 44.36% of households in St Francis County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in St Francis County

The median gross income for households in St Francis County is $32,105 a year, or $2,675 a month. The median rent for the county is $576 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In St Francis County, a household making less than $1,920 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 42% of households who rent are overburdened in St Francis County.

Area Median Income In St Francis 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 St Francis County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $43,300

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 St Francis 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 St Francis County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the St Francis County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$12,880 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $29,250 $31,400 $33,550 $35,750
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the St Francis County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$18,950 $21,650 $24,350 $27,050 $29,250 $31,400 $33,550 $35,750
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the St Francis County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$30,350 $34,650 $39,000 $43,300 $46,800 $50,250 $53,700 $57,200

Cities In St Francis County

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City Served By
Colt The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Colt is the St. Francis County Housing Authority.
Forrest City The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Forrest City are the Forrest City Housing Authority and St. Francis County Housing Authority.
Hughes The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Hughes are the Hughes Housing Authority and St. Francis County Housing Authority.
Madison The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Madison is the St. Francis County Housing Authority.
Palestine The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Palestine is the St. Francis County Housing Authority.
Wheatley The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wheatley is the St. Francis County Housing Authority.