Affordable Housing In Camden
Ouachita County, Arkansas

7 Low Income Apartment Communities In Camden

Columbia Heights Apartments

465 Columbia Ave
Camden, Arkansas
Subsidized

Garden Walk of Camden ( Fka Hillside )

850 Field Ave
Camden, Arkansas
Call For Rent
2-3 BR

Ouachita Group Living, Inc

1450 Harper Ave
Camden, Arkansas
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Fortlookout Lincoln Center

100 Fort Lookout Mnr
Camden, Arkansas

Ivery Heights Riverside

101 Ivory Hts
Camden, Arkansas

Camden Manor Apartments

830 Sharp Ave
Camden, Arkansas
Subsidized

Pine Meadows Apartments

890 Pierce St
Camden, Arkansas
Subsidized
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Camden, 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 Camden, Arkansas

Housing Authority Programs
Camden Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Camden, Arkansas

There are 7 low income housing apartment communities offering 707 affordable apartments for rent in Camden, Arkansas.

Income Based Apartments in Camden, Arkansas

Camden features 659 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 Camden, Arkansas

There are 48 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Camden.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Camden, Arkansas

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

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

2022 Camden, 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
Camden, Arkansas Fair Market Rent $560 $567 $649 $877 $880
Camden, 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.

Camden, AR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 7
Total Low Income Apartments 707
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 659
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 44.36%
Average Renter Household Size 2.29
Average Household Size 2.26
Median Household Income $25,256 ±$2,214
Median Rent $523 ±$40
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 47.94% ± 9.27pp
Total Population 11,683

Population and Household Demographics

Camden is a city in Ouachita County, Arkansas with a population of 11,683. There are 5,031 households in the city with an average household size of 2.26 persons. 44.36% of households in Camden are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Camden

The median gross income for households in Camden is $25,256 a year, or $2,105 a month. The median rent for the city is $523 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Camden, a household making less than $1,743 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 47.94% of households who rent are overburdened in Camden.

Area Median Income In Camden

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

In Camden, 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 Camden

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 Camden

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