Affordable Housing In Colt
St Francis County, Arkansas

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Colt

River View Village

Morgan St
Colt, Arkansas

Colt Senior Citizens Apartments

449 Old Military Rd E
Colt, Arkansas
Subsidized
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Colt, 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 Colt, Arkansas

Housing Authority Programs
St. Francis County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Colt, Arkansas

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 46 affordable apartments for rent in Colt, Arkansas.

Income Based Apartments in Colt, Arkansas

Colt features 21 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 Colt, Arkansas

There are 25 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Colt.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Colt, Arkansas

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

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

2022 Colt, 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
Colt, Arkansas Fair Market Rent $505 $508 $649 $922 $1,016
Colt, Arkansas Payment Standard Range $455 to $556 $457 to $559 $584 to $714 $830 to $1,014 $914 to $1,118

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Colt, AR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 46
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 21
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 45.41%
Average Renter Household Size 2.17
Average Household Size 2.09
Median Household Income $27,656 ±$13,058
Median Rent $738 ±$505
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 61.7% ± 44.17pp
Total Population 433

Population and Household Demographics

Colt is a city in St Francis County, Arkansas with a population of 433. There are 207 households in the city with an average household size of 2.09 persons. 45.41% of households in Colt are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Colt

The median gross income for households in Colt is $27,656 a year, or $2,305 a month. The median rent for the city is $738 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Colt, a household making less than $2,460 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 61.7% of households who rent are overburdened in Colt.

Area Median Income In Colt

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 Colt, the AMI is calculated from all households within St Francis County.

In Colt, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $43,300

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 Colt

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 Colt

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