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GardenWalk of Decatur

1251 Stadium Ave
Decatur, Arkansas
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S. 515 Rural


600A N Main St
Decatur, Arkansas
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There are 0 low-income apartments in Decatur that offer reduced rents to eligible households.

Rental assistance programs support 58 low-income homes in Decatur where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

Affordable rent data for some communities last confirmed on January 2nd, 2023. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Decatur, 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.

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the City of Decatur Public Housing
Go to the Arkansas Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Decatur.

Decatur, Arkansas Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Decatur, Arkansas

Decatur features 58 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 Decatur, Arkansas

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Decatur.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Decatur, Arkansas

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Decatur, Arkansas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $837 and $1,023.

2023 Decatur, 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
Decatur, Arkansas Fair Market Rent $720 $764 $930 $1,322 $1,582
Decatur, Arkansas Payment Standard Range $648 to $792 $688 to $840 $837 to $1,023 $1,190 to $1,454 $1,424 to $1,740

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Decatur, AR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 58
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 58
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 52.18%
Average Renter Household Size 3.84
Average Household Size 3.50
Median Household Income $34,457 ±$11,996
Median Rent $709 ±$175
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 45.67% ± 14.45pp
Total Population 2,306

Population and Household Demographics

Decatur is a city in Benton County, Arkansas with a population of 2,306. There are 642 households in the city with an average household size of 3.50 persons. 52.18% of households in Decatur are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Decatur

The median gross income for households in Decatur is $34,457 a year, or $2,871 a month. The median rent for the city is $709 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Decatur, a household making less than $2,363 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 45.67% of households who rent are overburdened in Decatur.

Area Median Income In Decatur

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 Decatur, the AMI is calculated from all households within Benton County.

In Decatur, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $92,400

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 Decatur

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 Decatur

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Decatur AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$18,650 $21,300 $24,860 $30,000 $35,140 $40,280 $45,420 $50,560
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Decatur AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$31,050 $35,450 $39,900 $44,300 $47,850 $51,400 $54,950 $58,500
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Decatur AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$49,650 $56,750 $63,850 $70,900 $76,600 $82,250 $87,950 $93,600