Affordable Housing In Fordyce
Dallas County, Arkansas

5 Low Income Apartment Communities In Fordyce

Heritage Manor of Fordyce

507 N Edgar St
Fordyce, Arkansas
Elderly Supportive Housing

On Our Own V

909 W 1st St
Fordyce, Arkansas
Disabled Supportive Housing

Leisure Oaks

109 Leisure Dr
Fordyce, Arkansas

Higher Heights Apartments

1203 Barner St
Fordyce, Arkansas

Pine Cove Apt

408 North Russell St
Fordyce, Arkansas
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Fordyce, 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 Fordyce, Arkansas

Housing Authority Programs
Dallas County Public Housing Agency (AAA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Fordyce, Arkansas

There are 5 low income housing apartment communities offering 144 affordable apartments for rent in Fordyce, Arkansas.

Income Based Apartments in Fordyce, Arkansas

Fordyce features 120 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 Fordyce, Arkansas

There are 24 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Fordyce.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Fordyce, Arkansas

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

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

2022 Fordyce, 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
Fordyce, Arkansas Fair Market Rent $481 $493 $649 $922 $928
Fordyce, Arkansas Payment Standard Range $433 to $529 $444 to $542 $584 to $714 $830 to $1,014 $835 to $1,021

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Fordyce, AR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 144
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 120
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 45.54%
Average Renter Household Size 2.15
Average Household Size 2.13
Median Household Income $31,074 ±$4,036
Median Rent $496 ±$76
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 25.06% ± 9.93pp
Total Population 4,174

Population and Household Demographics

Fordyce is a city in Dallas County, Arkansas with a population of 4,174. There are 1,726 households in the city with an average household size of 2.13 persons. 45.54% of households in Fordyce are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Fordyce

The median gross income for households in Fordyce is $31,074 a year, or $2,590 a month. The median rent for the city is $496 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Fordyce, a household making less than $1,653 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 25.06% of households who rent are overburdened in Fordyce.

Area Median Income In Fordyce

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 Fordyce, the AMI is calculated from all households within Dallas County.

In Fordyce, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $48,700

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 Fordyce

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 Fordyce

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Fordyce AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$12,880 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $29,250 $31,400 $33,550 $35,750
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Fordyce AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$18,950 $21,650 $24,350 $27,050 $29,250 $31,400 $33,550 $35,750
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Fordyce AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$30,350 $34,650 $39,000 $43,300 $46,800 $50,250 $53,700 $57,200