Affordable Housing In Union County
Arkansas

9 Low Income Apartment Communities In Union County

BROOKSTONE PARK OF EL DORADO

301 Moorewood St
El Dorado, Arkansas
$540-740
1-3 BR

Bradley Woods Apartments

912 N Yocum Ave
El Dorado, Arkansas
Subsidized

Haygood Neal Garden Apartments

1315 W 1st St
El Dorado, Arkansas
Subsidized

Christopher Homes of Strong

21 Christopher Pl
Strong, Arkansas
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Creative Housing II

712 E 19th St
El Dorado, Arkansas
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Creative Housing

209 N Newton Ave
El Dorado, Arkansas
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Vineyards of El Dorado II

550 Beverly Dr
El Dorado, Arkansas

El Dorado Housing Associates

Morewood Rd
El Dorado, Arkansas
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Union 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 Union County, Arkansas

Housing Authority Programs
Union County Public Housing Agency (AAA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Union County, Arkansas

There are 9 low income housing apartment communities offering 403 affordable apartments for rent in Union County, Arkansas.

Income Based Apartments in Union County, Arkansas

Union County features 216 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 Union County, Arkansas

There are 187 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Union County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Union County, Arkansas

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Union County, Arkansas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $612 and $748.

2022 Union 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
Union County, Arkansas Fair Market Rent $586 $594 $680 $966 $1,035
Union County, Arkansas Payment Standard Range $527 to $645 $535 to $653 $612 to $748 $869 to $1,063 $932 to $1,139

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Union County, AR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 9
Total Low Income Apartments 403
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 216
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 29.1%
Average Renter Household Size 2.44
Average Household Size 2.43
Median Household Income $38,678 ±$2,741
Median Rent $633 ±$26
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 37.49% ± 5.99pp
Total Population 40,633

Population and Household Demographics

Union County is a county in Arkansas with a population of 40,633. There are 16,536 households in the county with an average household size of 2.43 persons. 29.1% of households in Union County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Union County

The median gross income for households in Union County is $38,678 a year, or $3,223 a month. The median rent for the county is $633 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Union County, a household making less than $2,110 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 37.49% of households who rent are overburdened in Union County.

Area Median Income In Union 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 Union County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $57,600

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 Union 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 Union County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Union County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$12,880 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $33,450 $35,750 $38,050
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Union County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$20,200 $23,050 $25,950 $28,800 $31,150 $33,450 $35,750 $38,050
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Union County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$32,300 $36,900 $41,500 $46,100 $49,800 $53,500 $57,200 $60,900

Cities In Union County

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City Served By
Calion The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Calion is the Union County Public Housing Agency (AAA).
El Dorado The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves El Dorado is the Union County Public Housing Agency (AAA).
Felsenthal The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Felsenthal is the Union County Public Housing Agency (AAA).
Huttig The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Huttig is the Union County Public Housing Agency (AAA).
Junction City The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Junction City is the Union County Public Housing Agency (AAA).
Norphlet The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Norphlet is the Union County Public Housing Agency (AAA).
Smackover The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Smackover is the Union County Public Housing Agency (AAA).
Strong The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Strong is the Union County Public Housing Agency (AAA).