Affordable Housing In Dover
Pope County, Arkansas

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Dover

Dover

200 Davis St
Dover, Arkansas
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Dover, 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 Dover, Arkansas

Housing Authority Programs
Dover Housing Authority Public Housing
Pope County Public Facilities Board Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Dover, Arkansas

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 20 affordable apartments for rent in Dover, Arkansas.

Income Based Apartments in Dover, Arkansas

Dover features 20 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 Dover, Arkansas

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Dover, Arkansas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Dover landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Dover.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Dover, Arkansas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $673 and $823.

2023 Dover, 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
Dover, Arkansas Fair Market Rent $560 $596 $748 $1,054 $1,092
Dover, Arkansas Payment Standard Range $504 to $616 $536 to $656 $673 to $823 $949 to $1,159 $983 to $1,201

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Dover, AR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 20
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 20
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 41.48%
Average Renter Household Size 2.42
Average Household Size 2.48
Median Household Income $33,917 ±$9,496
Median Rent $557 ±$123
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 28.81% ± 13.56pp
Total Population 1,413

Population and Household Demographics

Dover is a city in Pope County, Arkansas with a population of 1,413. There are 569 households in the city with an average household size of 2.48 persons. 41.48% of households in Dover are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Dover

The median gross income for households in Dover is $33,917 a year, or $2,826 a month. The median rent for the city is $557 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Dover, a household making less than $1,857 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 28.81% of households who rent are overburdened in Dover.

Area Median Income In Dover

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 Dover, the AMI is calculated from all households within Pope County.

In Dover, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $60,900

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 Dover

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 Dover

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Dover 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 Dover 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 Dover 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