Affordable Housing In Stephens
Ouachita County, Arkansas

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Stephens

Rose Terrace

104 Rose Ter
Stephens, Arkansas
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Guide To Affordable Housing in Stephens, Arkansas

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 52 affordable apartments for rent in Stephens, Arkansas.

Income Based Apartments in Stephens, Arkansas

Stephens features 52 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 Stephens, Arkansas

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Stephens, Arkansas

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

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

2022 Stephens, 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
Stephens, Arkansas Fair Market Rent $560 $567 $649 $877 $880
Stephens, Arkansas Payment Standard Range $504 to $616 $510 to $624 $584 to $714 $789 to $965 $792 to $968

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Stephens, AR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 52
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 52
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 34.22%
Average Renter Household Size 2.94
Average Household Size 2.68
Median Household Income $32,875 ±$6,254
Median Rent $443 ±$140
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 34.11% ± 22.11pp
Total Population 1,012

Population and Household Demographics

Stephens is a city in Ouachita County, Arkansas with a population of 1,012. There are 377 households in the city with an average household size of 2.68 persons. 34.22% of households in Stephens are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Stephens

The median gross income for households in Stephens is $32,875 a year, or $2,740 a month. The median rent for the city is $443 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Stephens, a household making less than $1,477 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 34.11% of households who rent are overburdened in Stephens.

Area Median Income In Stephens

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 Stephens, the AMI is calculated from all households within Ouachita County.

In Stephens, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $50,200

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 Stephens

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 Stephens

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Stephens 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 Stephens 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 Stephens 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