Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Dover, AR

Discover affordable housing in Dover where there are 1+ 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.


200 Davis St, Dover, Arkansas 72837

Open Until Further Notice

Reported On February 23rd, 2024 by Nathan Brunet

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Dover, Arkansas
$5.23 (+48%) more than Arkansas minimum wage and $8.98 (+124%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
Learn More About Dover, Arkansas Affordable Housing ↓

What HUD offices serve 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.

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

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

How many renters live in Dover, Arkansas?

The City of Dover has 1,800 people living in 743 households.

There are 569 renters living in 222 renter households in this City. Renters make up 31.61 percent of the population living in Dover.

What is the rental market like in Dover, Arkansas?

There are an estimated 836 housing units in the Dover area. Of these, 230 units are rental homes, making up 28 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Dover, Arkansas, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Dover?

The rental vacancy rate in Dover is 3 percent. This is a lower than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are low there are fewer available units. Rents tend to be higher as more people compete for scarce housing.

How many rental units are in Dover for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Dover
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
4 23 130 52 13
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Dover

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

How many renter households in Dover are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 52 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 37 percent of households are extremely rent overburdened. When renters pay too much for their housing, it leaves little money for other necessities like food, clothes, or medicine.

The federal government says that renters are cost-burdened if they pay more than a third of their monthly income for rent and utilities.

How Much Is Rent in Dover

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $581 to $1,225. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $581
One BR $663
Two BR $857
Three BR $1,208
Four BR $1,225
2024 Fair Market Rents in Dover, Arkansas

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

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 4 100 percent
One BR 16 70 percent
Two BR 92 71 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Dover, Arkansas

How many affordable rental units are in Dover?

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

Federal Program Unit Count
Public Housing 20
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities 6
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Dover, Arkansas

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

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 $771 and $943.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.