Affordable Housing In Desha County
23 Low Income Apartment Communities In Desha County
Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Desha 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 Desha County, Arkansas
|Desha Co. Residential Housing Fac Board||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)|
|McGehee Housing Authority||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing|
Guide To Affordable Housing in Desha County, Arkansas
There are 23 low income housing apartment communities offering 739 affordable apartments for rent in Desha County, Arkansas.
Income Based Apartments in Desha County, Arkansas
Desha County features 511 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 Desha County, Arkansas
There are 224 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Desha County.
Housing Choice Vouchers in Desha County, Arkansas
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Desha County landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Desha County.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Desha County, Arkansas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $584 and $714.
2022 Desha 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|
|Desha County, Arkansas Fair Market Rent||$481||$499||$649||$870||$1,084|
|Desha County, Arkansas Payment Standard Range||$433 to $529||$449 to $549||$584 to $714||$783 to $957||$976 to $1,192|
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Desha County, AR Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||23|
|Total Low Income Apartments||739|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||511|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||42.53%|
|Average Renter Household Size||2.22|
|Average Household Size||2.33|
|Median Household Income||$27,197 ±$2,543|
|Median Rent||$537 ±$52|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||37.73% ± 7.21pp|
Population and Household Demographics
Desha County is a county in Arkansas with a population of 12,379. There are 5,272 households in the county with an average household size of 2.33 persons. 42.53% of households in Desha County are renters.
Income and Rent Overburden in Desha County
The median gross income for households in Desha County is $27,197 a year, or $2,266 a month. The median rent for the county is $537 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Desha County, a household making less than $1,790 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 37.73% of households who rent are overburdened in Desha County.
Area Median Income In Desha 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 Desha County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $43,000
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 Desha 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 Desha County
|1 Person||2 Person||3 Person||4 Person||5 Person||6 Person||7 Person||8 Person|
|30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Desha County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
|50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Desha County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
|80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Desha County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
Cities In Desha County
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|Arkansas City||The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Arkansas City are the Desha Co. Residential Housing Fac Board and McGehee Housing Authority.|
|Dumas||The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Dumas are the Dumas Housing Authority, Desha Co. Residential Housing Fac Board and McGehee Housing Authority.|
|Mcgehee||The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Mcgehee are the McGehee Housing Authority and Desha Co. Residential Housing Fac Board.|
|Mitchellville||The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Mitchellville are the McGehee Housing Authority and Desha Co. Residential Housing Fac Board.|
|Reed||The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Reed are the McGehee Housing Authority and Desha Co. Residential Housing Fac Board.|
|Tillar||The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Tillar are the Desha Co. Residential Housing Fac Board and McGehee Housing Authority.|
|Watson||The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Watson are the McGehee Housing Authority and Desha Co. Residential Housing Fac Board.|