Affordable Housing In Carthage
Dallas County, Arkansas

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Carthage

Arkansas

513 S Main St
Carthage, Arkansas

Carthage

328 S Treadwell St
Carthage, Arkansas
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Carthage, 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 Carthage, Arkansas

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Carthage, Arkansas

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 25 affordable apartments for rent in Carthage, Arkansas.

Income Based Apartments in Carthage, Arkansas

Carthage features 14 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 Carthage, Arkansas

There are 11 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Carthage.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Carthage, Arkansas

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

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

2022 Carthage, 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
Carthage, Arkansas Fair Market Rent $481 $493 $649 $922 $928
Carthage, Arkansas Payment Standard Range $433 to $529 $444 to $542 $584 to $714 $830 to $1,014 $835 to $1,021

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Carthage, AR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 25
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 14
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 20%
Average Renter Household Size 2.18
Average Household Size 2.68
Median Household Income $41,364 ±$8,780
Median Rent $492 ±$186
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 57.5% ± 34.09pp
Total Population 536

Population and Household Demographics

Carthage is a city in Dallas County, Arkansas with a population of 536. There are 200 households in the city with an average household size of 2.68 persons. 20% of households in Carthage are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Carthage

The median gross income for households in Carthage is $41,364 a year, or $3,447 a month. The median rent for the city is $492 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Carthage, a household making less than $1,640 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 57.5% of households who rent are overburdened in Carthage.

Area Median Income In Carthage

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 Carthage, the AMI is calculated from all households within Dallas County.

In Carthage, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $48,700

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 Carthage

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 Carthage

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