Affordable Housing In Lake Hamilton
Garland County, Arkansas

Guide To Affordable Housing in Lake Hamilton, Arkansas

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Lake Hamilton, Arkansas.

Income Based Apartments in Lake Hamilton, Arkansas

Lake Hamilton 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 Lake Hamilton, Arkansas

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Lake Hamilton.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Lake Hamilton, Arkansas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Lake Hamilton landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Lake Hamilton.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Lake Hamilton, Arkansas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $726 and $888.

2022 Lake Hamilton, 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
Lake Hamilton, Arkansas Fair Market Rent $589 $613 $807 $1,006 $1,352
Lake Hamilton, Arkansas Payment Standard Range $530 to $648 $552 to $674 $726 to $888 $905 to $1,107 $1,217 to $1,487

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Lake Hamilton, AR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 30.88%
Average Renter Household Size 2.03
Average Household Size 2.23
Median Household Income $55,427 ±$16,262
Median Rent $719 ±$130
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 61.17% ± 25.38pp
Total Population 1,970

Population and Household Demographics

Lake Hamilton is a city in Garland County, Arkansas with a population of 1,970. There are 884 households in the city with an average household size of 2.23 persons. 30.88% of households in Lake Hamilton are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Lake Hamilton

The median gross income for households in Lake Hamilton is $55,427 a year, or $4,619 a month. The median rent for the city is $719 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Lake Hamilton, a household making less than $2,397 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 61.17% of households who rent are overburdened in Lake Hamilton.

Area Median Income In Lake Hamilton

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 Lake Hamilton, the AMI is calculated from all households within Garland County.

In Lake Hamilton, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $61,900

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 Lake Hamilton

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 Lake Hamilton

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Lake Hamilton AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$13,000 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $38,400 $40,900
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Lake Hamilton AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$21,700 $24,800 $27,900 $30,950 $33,450 $35,950 $38,400 $40,900
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Lake Hamilton AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$34,650 $39,600 $44,550 $49,500 $53,500 $57,450 $61,400 $65,350