Affordable Housing In Star City
Lincoln County, Arkansas

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Star City

Star City

501 S Drew St
Star City, Arkansas

Star City Apartments

417 Honeysuckle Dr
Star City, Arkansas
Subsidized

Pine Grove Apartments

500 Knoss Ave
Star City, Arkansas
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Star City, 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 Star City, Arkansas

Housing Authority Programs
Star City Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Star City, Arkansas

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 128 affordable apartments for rent in Star City, Arkansas.

Income Based Apartments in Star City, Arkansas

Star City features 104 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 Star City, Arkansas

There are 24 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Star City.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Star City, Arkansas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Star City landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $200 towards rent in Star City.

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

2022 Star City, 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
Star City, Arkansas Fair Market Rent $563 $578 $760 $950 $1,097
Star City, 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.

Star City, AR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 128
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 104
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 42.27%
Average Renter Household Size 2.53
Average Household Size 2.50
Median Household Income $23,958 ±$10,265
Median Rent $518 ±$59
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.24% ± 19.28pp
Total Population 2,362

Population and Household Demographics

Star City is a city in Lincoln County, Arkansas with a population of 2,362. There are 880 households in the city with an average household size of 2.50 persons. 42.27% of households in Star City are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Star City

The median gross income for households in Star City is $23,958 a year, or $1,997 a month. The median rent for the city is $518 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Star City, a household making less than $1,727 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 46.24% of households who rent are overburdened in Star City.

Area Median Income In Star City

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 Star City, the AMI is calculated from all households within Lincoln County.

In Star City, 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 Star City

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 Star City

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Star City 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 Star City 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 Star City 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