Affordable Housing In De Queen
Sevier County, Arkansas

4 Low Income Apartment Communities In De Queen

Kings Gate Apartments

287 W Locke Ave
De Queen, Arkansas

Dequeen Villas

100 S Treating Plant Rd
De Queen, Arkansas

Sevier County

426 W Lake Ave
De Queen, Arkansas

Timberridge Apartments

412 N 4th St
De Queen, Arkansas
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in De Queen, 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 De Queen, Arkansas

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in De Queen, Arkansas

There are 4 low income housing apartment communities offering 253 affordable apartments for rent in De Queen, Arkansas.

Income Based Apartments in De Queen, Arkansas

De Queen features 111 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 De Queen, Arkansas

There are 142 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in De Queen.

Housing Choice Vouchers in De Queen, Arkansas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay De Queen landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in De Queen.

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

2022 De Queen, 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
De Queen, Arkansas Fair Market Rent $481 $570 $649 $843 $909
De Queen, Arkansas Payment Standard Range $433 to $529 $513 to $627 $584 to $714 $759 to $927 $818 to $1,000

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

De Queen, AR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 253
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 111
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 33.64%
Average Renter Household Size 2.31
Average Household Size 3.28
Median Household Income $30,048 ±$4,985
Median Rent $532 ±$31
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 48.35% ± 14.86pp
Total Population 6,678

Population and Household Demographics

De Queen is a city in Sevier County, Arkansas with a population of 6,678. There are 1,980 households in the city with an average household size of 3.28 persons. 33.64% of households in De Queen are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in De Queen

The median gross income for households in De Queen is $30,048 a year, or $2,504 a month. The median rent for the city is $532 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In De Queen, a household making less than $1,773 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 48.35% of households who rent are overburdened in De Queen.

Area Median Income In De Queen

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 De Queen, the AMI is calculated from all households within Sevier County.

In De Queen, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $61,200

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 De Queen

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 De Queen

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the De Queen AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$13,590 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $35,500 $37,950 $40,400
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the De Queen AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$21,450 $24,500 $27,550 $30,600 $33,050 $35,500 $37,950 $40,400
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the De Queen AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$34,300 $39,200 $44,100 $48,950 $52,900 $56,800 $60,700 $64,650