Dumas, Arkansas Affordable Housing

Waiting Lists in Dumas, Arkansas

There is one Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list open in Dumas.

  • is currently open for new Section 8 applications.

Go to the Arkansas Section 8 Waiting Lists page for more openings near Dumas.

Finding Affordable Housing in Dumas, Arkansas

There are 128 low-income apartments in Dumas that offer reduced rents to eligible households.

Rental assistance programs support 322 low-income homes in Dumas where households pay rent based on how much they earn. For 2023, elgible households participating in federally assisted housing pay an average of $277 towards rent each month.

Woodland Hills

204 Pistachio
Dumas, Arkansas
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Rent Assisted

Glen Cove Apartments

58 Mistletoe St
Dumas, Arkansas
Rent Assisted

The Meadows Apartments - Dumas

70 Jack Dante Dr
Dumas, Arkansas
Rent Assisted

Gill Court Reid Court

301 Free Dr
Dumas, Arkansas

Northview Apartments

141 Clayton Dr
Dumas, Arkansas
Rent Assisted

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
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Affordable rent data last confirmed on March 21st, 2023. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.

Affordable Housing Near Dumas

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Public Housing Agencies Serving 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.

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

Dumas, Arkansas Affordable Housing Data

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 $648 and $792.

2023 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 $539 $566 $720 $979 $1,226
Dumas, Arkansas Payment Standard Range $485 to $593 $509 to $623 $648 to $792 $881 to $1,077 $1,103 to $1,349

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com 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