Affordable Housing In Helena West Helena
Phillips County, Arkansas

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Helena West Helena

West Helena Village Apartments

799 W Martin Luther King Jr Dr
Helena West Helena, Arkansas
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Helena West Helena, 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 Helena West Helena, Arkansas

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Helena West Helena, Arkansas

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 48 affordable apartments for rent in Helena West Helena, Arkansas.

Income Based Apartments in Helena West Helena, Arkansas

Helena West Helena features 0 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 Helena West Helena, Arkansas

There are 48 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Helena West Helena.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Helena West Helena, Arkansas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Helena West Helena landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Helena West Helena.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Helena West Helena, Arkansas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $648 and $792.

2023 Helena West Helena, 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
Helena West Helena, Arkansas Fair Market Rent $539 $554 $720 $1,023 $1,226
Helena West Helena, Arkansas Payment Standard Range $485 to $593 $499 to $609 $648 to $792 $921 to $1,125 $1,103 to $1,349

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Helena West Helena, AR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 48
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 58.8%
Average Renter Household Size 2.72
Average Household Size 2.56
Median Household Income $22,055 ±$2,545
Median Rent $612 ±$45
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 57.23% ± 8.35pp
Total Population 11,546

Population and Household Demographics

Helena West Helena is a city in Phillips County, Arkansas with a population of 11,546. There are 4,434 households in the city with an average household size of 2.56 persons. 58.8% of households in Helena West Helena are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Helena West Helena

The median gross income for households in Helena West Helena is $22,055 a year, or $1,838 a month. The median rent for the city is $612 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Helena West Helena, a household making less than $2,040 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 57.23% of households who rent are overburdened in Helena West Helena.

Area Median Income In Helena West Helena

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 Helena West Helena, the AMI is calculated from all households within Phillips County.

In Helena West Helena, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $43,100

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 Helena West Helena

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 Helena West Helena

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Helena West Helena 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 Helena West Helena 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 Helena West Helena 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