Affordable Housing In Independence County
Arkansas

20 Low Income Apartment Communities In Independence County

Cypress Knoll

700 Johnson St
Cave City, Arkansas
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Sun Valley Apartments

375 W Ross St
Batesville, Arkansas
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Independence Village

800 Long St
Newark, Arkansas
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Lighthouse Group Home

2145 N Heights Ave
Batesville, Arkansas
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Independence Apartments

4040 Harrison St
Batesville, Arkansas
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Daffin Manor

355 S 14th St
Batesville, Arkansas
Subsidized

Hill Haven Manor

1075 N Hill St
Batesville, Arkansas
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Spring Creek Manor Apartments

400 S Main St
Sulphur Rock, Arkansas
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

White River Manor, Inc

29 W Moore St
Oil Trough, Arkansas
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Rose Manor Apartment

1450 Grays Ave
Batesville, Arkansas

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Independence County, 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 Independence County, Arkansas

Housing Authority Programs
White River Regional Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Independence County, Arkansas

There are 20 low income housing apartment communities offering 486 affordable apartments for rent in Independence County, Arkansas.

Income Based Apartments in Independence County, Arkansas

Independence County features 276 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 Independence County, Arkansas

There are 210 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Independence County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Independence County, Arkansas

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

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

2022 Independence County, 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
Independence County, Arkansas Fair Market Rent $481 $493 $649 $823 $880
Independence County, Arkansas Payment Standard Range $433 to $529 $444 to $542 $584 to $714 $741 to $905 $792 to $968

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Independence County, AR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 20
Total Low Income Apartments 486
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 276
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 28.59%
Average Renter Household Size 2.43
Average Household Size 2.52
Median Household Income $36,265 ±$1,665
Median Rent $573 ±$29
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 42.42% ± 6.54pp
Total Population 36,952

Population and Household Demographics

Independence County is a county in Arkansas with a population of 36,952. There are 14,238 households in the county with an average household size of 2.52 persons. 28.59% of households in Independence County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Independence County

The median gross income for households in Independence County is $36,265 a year, or $3,022 a month. The median rent for the county is $573 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Independence County, a household making less than $1,910 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 42.42% of households who rent are overburdened in Independence County.

Area Median Income In Independence County

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.

In Independence County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $55,500

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 Independence County

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 Independence County

1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Independence County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$12,880 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $30,000 $32,200 $34,450 $36,650
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Independence County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$19,450 $22,200 $25,000 $27,750 $30,000 $32,200 $34,450 $36,650
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Independence County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$31,100 $35,550 $40,000 $44,400 $48,000 $51,550 $55,100 $58,650

Cities In Independence County

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City Served By
Batesville The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Batesville are the Batesville Housing Authority and White River Regional Housing Authority.
Cave City The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cave City is the White River Regional Housing Authority.
Cushman The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cushman is the White River Regional Housing Authority.
Magness The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Magness is the White River Regional Housing Authority.
Moorefield The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Moorefield is the White River Regional Housing Authority.
Newark The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Newark are the Newark Housing Authority and White River Regional Housing Authority.
Oil Trough The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Oil Trough is the White River Regional Housing Authority.
Pleasant Plains The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pleasant Plains is the White River Regional Housing Authority.
Sulphur Rock The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sulphur Rock is the White River Regional Housing Authority.