Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Desha County, AR

Discover affordable housing in Desha County where there are 23+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

Woodland Hills

204 Pistachio, Dumas, Arkansas 71639

bed 1-3

Cypress Grove Homes of McGehee

300 Ashley St, Mcgehee, Arkansas 71654

bed 2-4
payment $750-990/mo.

Valley Apartments of McGehee

301 Robinwood Ln, Mcgehee, Arkansas 71654

bed 2-3

Mitchellville Villas

110 E Banks St, Dumas, Arkansas 71639

Reed Terrace

205 Smith Dr, Tillar, Arkansas 71670

New Millennium Village

106 Ashley St, Mcgehee, Arkansas 71654

The Meadows Apartments - Dumas

70 Jack Dante Dr, Dumas, Arkansas 71639

Oak Grove Apartments

417 Valley Cove, Mcgehee, Arkansas 71654

Northview Apartments

141 Clayton Dr, Dumas, Arkansas 71639

Oak Grove Apartments - Mcghee

417 Oakgrove Dr, Mcgehee, Arkansas 71654

Glen Cove Apartments

58 Mistletoe St, Dumas, Arkansas 71639

C. B. King Group Home

1402 Walker St, Mcgehee, Arkansas 71654


301 Valley Rd, Mcgehee, Arkansas 71654

Chateau Desha

84 Jack Dante Dr, Dumas, Arkansas 71639

Centennial Apartments

220 Dan Gill Dr, Dumas, Arkansas 71639

Steven a French

601 North 4th St, Mcgehee, Arkansas

Pendleton Apt

#23 Evergreen St, Dumas, Arkansas

Riverridge Apt

1401 Sprague Street #5, Arkansas City, Arkansas

Dumas Scattered Sites

100 N Pecan St, Dumas, Arkansas 71639

Mc Gehee

101 Shady Ln, Mcgehee, Arkansas 71654

auto_awesome Focus Results:
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
payment Subsidized
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
elderly Senior
payment Income Based
accessibility Accessible
accessible_forward Disability

How To Identify Affordable Housing in Desha County, Arkansas

Look for program and preference badges on affordable apartment listings. These badges can help you identify the types of low income housing each apartment offers and if you may be eligbile for rental assistance or reduced rents.

Badge Description
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
Low income apartments with no or short waiting lists.
payment Subsidized
Low income housing where the rent is subsidized and the renter pays only a portion of total rent.
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
Apartments that accept Section 8 vouchers near you
elderly Senior
Rental housing for seniors who are 55 (or sometimes 62) and older.
payment Income Based
Affordable apartments where the rent paid is based on renter income.
accessibility Accessible
Meets Accessibilty Requirements of the Fair Housing Act, the ADA, or HUD policy.
accessible_forward Disability
Apartments for individuals or families with disabilities.
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Reported On February 23rd, 2024 by Nathan Brunet

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Desha County, Arkansas
$4.42 (+40%) more than Arkansas minimum wage and $8.17 (+113%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve 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.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing programs for Desha County, Arkansas.
Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) programs for Desha County, Arkansas.

Go to the Arkansas Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Desha County.

How many renters live in Desha County, Arkansas?

The County of Desha County has people living in households.

There are renters living in renter households in this County. Renters make up 40.01 percent of the population living in Desha County.

What is the rental market like in Desha County, Arkansas?

There are an estimated housing units in the Desha County area. Of these, units are rental homes, making up percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Desha County, Arkansas, there are 1.1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Desha County?

The rental vacancy rate in Desha County is 9 percent. This is a higher than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are high it means that there are a lot of available units and rents tend to be lower.

How many rental units are in Desha County for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Desha County
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
21 247 616 717 111
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Desha County

A large number of apartments in Desha County have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How Much Is Rent in Desha County

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $630 to $1,381. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $630
One BR $634
Two BR $814
Three BR $1,121
Four BR $1,381
2024 Fair Market Rents in Desha County, Arkansas

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Desha County?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 11 52 percent
One BR 198 80 percent
Two BR 469 76 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Desha County, Arkansas

How many affordable rental units are in Desha County?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Desha County, Arkansas including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
Public Housing
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities
USDA Section 515 Rural Rental Housing
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Desha County, Arkansas

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Desha County, Arkansas

Desha County features 457 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 189 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 $733 and $895.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.