Affordable Housing In Des Arc
Prairie County, Arkansas

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Des Arc

Hickory Square Apartments

1900 Hickory St
Des Arc, Arkansas

Senior Manor

201 Chester St
Des Arc, Arkansas

Crestview Apts

Wilson Street
Des Arc, Arkansas
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Des Arc, 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 Des Arc, Arkansas

Housing Authority Programs
Des Arc Housing Authority Public Housing
De Valls Bluff Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Des Arc, Arkansas

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 97 affordable apartments for rent in Des Arc, Arkansas.

Income Based Apartments in Des Arc, Arkansas

Des Arc features 97 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 Des Arc, Arkansas

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Des Arc, Arkansas

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Des Arc, Arkansas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $592 and $724.

2022 Des Arc, 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
Des Arc, Arkansas Fair Market Rent $487 $500 $658 $813 $941
Des Arc, Arkansas Payment Standard Range $438 to $536 $450 to $550 $592 to $724 $732 to $894 $847 to $1,035

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Des Arc, AR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 97
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 97
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 41.85%
Average Renter Household Size 1.88
Average Household Size 2.13
Median Household Income $27,804 ±$4,376
Median Rent $411 ±$180
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 39.49% ± 12.73pp
Total Population 1,862

Population and Household Demographics

Des Arc is a city in Prairie County, Arkansas with a population of 1,862. There are 841 households in the city with an average household size of 2.13 persons. 41.85% of households in Des Arc are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Des Arc

The median gross income for households in Des Arc is $27,804 a year, or $2,317 a month. The median rent for the city is $411 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Des Arc, a household making less than $1,370 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 39.49% of households who rent are overburdened in Des Arc.

Area Median Income In Des Arc

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 Des Arc, the AMI is calculated from all households within Prairie County.

In Des Arc, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $62,300

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 Des Arc

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 Des Arc

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Des Arc AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$13,590 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $35,100 $37,550 $39,950
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Des Arc AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$21,200 $24,200 $27,250 $30,250 $32,700 $35,100 $37,550 $39,950
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Des Arc AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$33,900 $38,750 $43,600 $48,400 $52,300 $56,150 $60,050 $63,900