Affordable Housing In Dumas
Desha County, Arkansas

12 Low Income Apartment Communities In Dumas

Woodland Hills

204 Pistachio
Dumas, Arkansas
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Glen Cove Apartments

58 Mistletoe St
Dumas, Arkansas

The Meadows Apartments - Dumas

70 Jack Dante Dr
Dumas, Arkansas

Gill Court Reid Court

301 Free Dr
Dumas, Arkansas

Northview Apartments

141 Clayton Dr
Dumas, Arkansas

Centennial Apartments

220 Dan Gill Dr
Dumas, Arkansas

Chateau Desha

84 Jack Dante Dr
Dumas, Arkansas

Mitchellville Villas

110 E Banks St
Dumas, Arkansas

Dumas Housing Partners

224 W Bowles St
Dumas, Arkansas

Dumas Scattered Sites

100 N Pecan St
Dumas, Arkansas

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Dumas, 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 Dumas, Arkansas

Housing Authority Programs
Dumas Housing Authority Public Housing
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 Dumas, Arkansas

There are 12 low income housing apartment communities offering 450 affordable apartments for rent in Dumas, Arkansas.

Income Based Apartments in Dumas, Arkansas

Dumas features 322 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 Dumas, Arkansas

There are 128 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Dumas.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Dumas, Arkansas

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Dumas, Arkansas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $584 and $714.

2022 Dumas, 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
Dumas, Arkansas Fair Market Rent $481 $499 $649 $870 $1,084
Dumas, 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 research.

Dumas, AR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 12
Total Low Income Apartments 450
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 322
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 51.67%
Average Renter Household Size 2.14
Average Household Size 2.37
Median Household Income $21,875 ±$2,642
Median Rent $576 ±$57
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 44.57% ± 13.18pp
Total Population 4,482

Population and Household Demographics

Dumas is a city in Desha County, Arkansas with a population of 4,482. There are 1,889 households in the city with an average household size of 2.37 persons. 51.67% of households in Dumas are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Dumas

The median gross income for households in Dumas is $21,875 a year, or $1,823 a month. The median rent for the city is $576 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Dumas, a household making less than $1,920 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 44.57% of households who rent are overburdened in Dumas.

Area Median Income In Dumas

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 Dumas, the AMI is calculated from all households within Desha County.

In Dumas, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $46,100

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 Dumas

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 Dumas

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Dumas AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$13,590 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $34,950 $37,350 $39,750
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Dumas AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$21,100 $24,100 $27,100 $30,100 $32,550 $34,950 $37,350 $39,750
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Dumas AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$33,750 $38,550 $43,350 $48,150 $52,050 $55,900 $59,750 $63,600