Affordable Housing In West Fork
Washington County, Arkansas

Guide To Affordable Housing in West Fork, Arkansas

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

Income Based Apartments in West Fork, Arkansas

West Fork 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 West Fork, Arkansas

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in West Fork, Arkansas

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in West Fork, Arkansas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $779 and $952.

2022 West Fork, 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
West Fork, Arkansas Fair Market Rent $658 $695 $865 $1,229 $1,481
West Fork, Arkansas Payment Standard Range $592 to $724 $626 to $765 $779 to $952 $1,106 to $1,352 $1,333 to $1,629

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

West Fork, 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 28.29%
Average Renter Household Size 2.74
Average Household Size 2.71
Median Household Income $44,006 ±$4,729
Median Rent $620 ±$35
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 37.89% ± 22.45pp
Total Population 2,454

Population and Household Demographics

West Fork is a city in Washington County, Arkansas with a population of 2,454. There are 905 households in the city with an average household size of 2.71 persons. 28.29% of households in West Fork are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in West Fork

The median gross income for households in West Fork is $44,006 a year, or $3,667 a month. The median rent for the city is $620 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In West Fork, a household making less than $2,067 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 37.89% of households who rent are overburdened in West Fork.

Area Median Income In West Fork

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 West Fork, the AMI is calculated from all households within Washington County.

In West Fork, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $74,900

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 West Fork

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 West Fork

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the West Fork AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$15,750 $18,000 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the West Fork AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$26,250 $30,000 $33,750 $37,450 $40,450 $43,450 $46,450 $49,450
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the West Fork AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$41,950 $47,950 $53,950 $59,900 $64,700 $69,500 $74,300 $79,100