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Affordable Housing In Dardanelle
Yell County, Arkansas

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Dardanelle

Dardanelle Retirement Center

907 N 7th St
Dardanelle, Arkansas
Elderly Supportive Housing


502 Meyer St
Dardanelle, Arkansas

Yell County Special Svc

102 S 3rd St
Dardanelle, Arkansas
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Housing Authorities that serve Dardanelle

Housing Authority Programs
Dardanelle Housing Authority Public Housing
Yell County Public Facilities Board Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Dardanelle, Arkansas

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 112 affordable apartments for rent in Dardanelle, Arkansas.

Income Based Apartments in Dardanelle, Arkansas

Dardanelle features 104 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 Dardanelle, Arkansas

There are 8 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Dardanelle.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Dardanelle, Arkansas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Dardanelle landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Dardanelle.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Dardanelle, Arkansas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $589 and $719.

2021 Dardanelle, 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
Dardanelle, Arkansas Fair Market Rent $481 $546 $654 $852 $1,043
Dardanelle, Arkansas Payment Standard Range $433 to $529 $491 to $601 $589 to $719 $767 to $937 $939 to $1,147

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Dardanelle, AR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 112
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 104
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 55.25%
Average Renter Household Size 2.83
Average Household Size 2.71
Median Household Income $29,962 ±$6,686
Median Rent $544 ±$58
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 42.44% ± 12.88pp
Total Population 4,676

Population and Household Demographics

Dardanelle is a city in Yell County, Arkansas with a population of 4,676. There are 1,676 households in the city with an average household size of 2.71 persons. 55.25% of households in Dardanelle are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Dardanelle

The median gross income for households in Dardanelle is $29,962 a year, or $2,497 a month. The median rent for the city is $544 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Dardanelle, a household making less than $1,813 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 42.44% of households who rent are overburdened in Dardanelle.

Area Median Income In Dardanelle

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 Dardanelle, the AMI is calculated from all households within Yell County.

In Dardanelle, 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 Dardanelle

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 Dardanelle

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Dardanelle AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$12,760 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $28,350 $30,450 $32,550 $34,650
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Dardanelle AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$18,400 $21,000 $23,650 $26,250 $28,350 $30,450 $32,550 $34,650
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Dardanelle AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$29,400 $33,600 $37,800 $42,000 $45,400 $48,750 $52,100 $55,450