Affordable Housing In Tupelo
Jackson County, Arkansas

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Tupelo, 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 Tupelo, Arkansas

Housing Authority Programs
White River Regional Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Tupelo, Arkansas

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

Income Based Apartments in Tupelo, Arkansas

Tupelo 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 Tupelo, Arkansas

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Tupelo, Arkansas

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

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

2022 Tupelo, 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
Tupelo, Arkansas Fair Market Rent $490 $493 $649 $802 $928
Tupelo, Arkansas Payment Standard Range $441 to $539 $444 to $542 $584 to $714 $722 to $882 $835 to $1,021

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Tupelo, 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 31.71%
Average Renter Household Size 2.15
Average Household Size 2.18
Median Household Income $35,625 ±$17,438
Median Rent $0 ±$0
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 19.23% ± 80.06pp
Total Population 179

Population and Household Demographics

Tupelo is a city in Jackson County, Arkansas with a population of 179. There are 82 households in the city with an average household size of 2.18 persons. 31.71% of households in Tupelo are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Tupelo

The median gross income for households in Tupelo is $35,625 a year, or $2,969 a month. The median rent for the city is $0 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Tupelo, a household making less than $0 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 19.23% of households who rent are overburdened in Tupelo.

Area Median Income In Tupelo

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 Tupelo, the AMI is calculated from all households within Jackson County.

In Tupelo, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $45,500

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 Tupelo

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 Tupelo

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