Affordable Housing In Dallas County
Arkansas

8 Low Income Apartment Communities In Dallas County

Heritage Manor of Fordyce

507 N Edgar St
Fordyce, Arkansas
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

On Our Own V

909 W 1st St
Fordyce, Arkansas
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Arkansas

513 S Main St
Carthage, Arkansas

Leisure Oaks

109 Leisure Dr
Fordyce, Arkansas
Subsidized

Sparkman

204 S Commerce Ave
Sparkman, Arkansas

Carthage

328 S Treadwell St
Carthage, Arkansas

Higher Heights Apartments

1203 Barner St
Fordyce, Arkansas

Pine Cove Apt

408 North Russell St
Fordyce, Arkansas
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Dallas County, 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 Dallas County, Arkansas

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Dallas County, Arkansas

There are 8 low income housing apartment communities offering 187 affordable apartments for rent in Dallas County, Arkansas.

Income Based Apartments in Dallas County, Arkansas

Dallas County features 152 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 Dallas County, Arkansas

There are 35 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Dallas County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Dallas County, Arkansas

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

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

2022 Dallas County, 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
Dallas County, Arkansas Fair Market Rent $481 $493 $649 $922 $928
Dallas County, 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.

Dallas County, AR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 8
Total Low Income Apartments 187
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 152
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 33.99%
Average Renter Household Size 2.21
Average Household Size 2.26
Median Household Income $34,084 ±$3,929
Median Rent $521 ±$61
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 29.17% ± 8.5pp
Total Population 7,868

Population and Household Demographics

Dallas County is a county in Arkansas with a population of 7,868. There are 3,248 households in the county with an average household size of 2.26 persons. 33.99% of households in Dallas County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Dallas County

The median gross income for households in Dallas County is $34,084 a year, or $2,840 a month. The median rent for the county is $521 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Dallas County, a household making less than $1,737 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 29.17% of households who rent are overburdened in Dallas County.

Area Median Income In Dallas County

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.

In Dallas County, 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 Dallas County

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 Dallas County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Dallas County 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 Dallas County 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 Dallas County 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

Cities In Dallas County

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City Served By
Carthage The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Carthage are the Carthage Housing Authority and Dallas County Public Housing Agency (AAA).
Fordyce The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fordyce is the Dallas County Public Housing Agency (AAA).
Sparkman The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sparkman is the Dallas County Public Housing Agency (AAA).