Affordable Housing In Augusta
Woodruff County, Arkansas

7 Low Income Apartment Communities In Augusta

Delta Cove

700 Main St
Augusta, Arkansas
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1-2 BR

Delta Cove Apartments

701 Main St
Augusta, Arkansas

Augusta Square Apartments

1225 Spruce St
Augusta, Arkansas

Community Dev Group, Lp

Various Sites
Augusta, Arkansas

201 Fairfield St

201 Fairfield St
Augusta, Arkansas

Agusta Scattered

416 Plum St
Augusta, Arkansas

Augusta Square Apartments

1301 Spruce St
Augusta, Arkansas
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Augusta, 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 Augusta, Arkansas

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the City of Augusta Public Housing
White River Regional Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Augusta, Arkansas

There are 7 low income housing apartment communities offering 270 affordable apartments for rent in Augusta, Arkansas.

Income Based Apartments in Augusta, Arkansas

Augusta features 173 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 Augusta, Arkansas

There are 97 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Augusta.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Augusta, Arkansas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Augusta landlords $300 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $200 towards rent in Augusta.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Augusta, Arkansas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $648 and $792.

2023 Augusta, 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
Augusta, Arkansas Fair Market Rent $539 $547 $720 $951 $1,024
Augusta, Arkansas Payment Standard Range $485 to $593 $492 to $602 $648 to $792 $856 to $1,046 $922 to $1,126

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Augusta, AR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 7
Total Low Income Apartments 270
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 173
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 45.1%
Average Renter Household Size 2.46
Average Household Size 2.37
Median Household Income $28,495 ±$5,706
Median Rent $465 ±$105
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 42.98% ± 13.18pp
Total Population 2,420

Population and Household Demographics

Augusta is a city in Woodruff County, Arkansas with a population of 2,420. There are 1,011 households in the city with an average household size of 2.37 persons. 45.1% of households in Augusta are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Augusta

The median gross income for households in Augusta is $28,495 a year, or $2,375 a month. The median rent for the city is $465 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Augusta, a household making less than $1,550 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 42.98% of households who rent are overburdened in Augusta.

Area Median Income In Augusta

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 Augusta, the AMI is calculated from all households within Woodruff County.

In Augusta, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $59,000

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 Augusta

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 Augusta

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Augusta AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$13,590 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $34,950 $37,350 $39,750
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Augusta AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$21,100 $24,100 $27,100 $30,100 $32,550 $34,950 $37,350 $39,750
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Augusta AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$33,750 $38,550 $43,350 $48,150 $52,050 $55,900 $59,750 $63,600