Affordable Housing In Lawrence County
Arkansas

17 Low Income Apartment Communities In Lawrence County

Imboden Villa

101 Georgia St
Imboden, Arkansas
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized

Larkspur Gardens

109 SW Larkspur Dr
Walnut Ridge, Arkansas
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Haynes House

303 W Free St
Portia, Arkansas
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Strawberry Fields

25 N Main St
Strawberry, Arkansas
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Cedar Ridge Apartments

345 S 2nd St
Ravenden, Arkansas
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Brad of Black Rock

136 S Saint Joseph St
Black Rock, Arkansas
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Brad of Walnut Ridge

601 Pocahontas Rd
Walnut Ridge, Arkansas
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Brad of Hoxie

614 Pine St
Hoxie, Arkansas
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Walnut Ridge Manor

111 SE 6th St
Walnut Ridge, Arkansas
Subsidized

Triva Apartments

409 Maple St
Hoxie, Arkansas

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

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Lawrence County, Arkansas

There are 17 low income housing apartment communities offering 332 affordable apartments for rent in Lawrence County, Arkansas.

Income Based Apartments in Lawrence County, Arkansas

Lawrence County features 305 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 Lawrence County, Arkansas

There are 25 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Lawrence County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Lawrence County, Arkansas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Lawrence County landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $200 towards rent in Lawrence County.

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

2022 Lawrence 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
Lawrence County, Arkansas Fair Market Rent $481 $493 $649 $849 $1,007
Lawrence County, Arkansas Payment Standard Range $433 to $529 $444 to $542 $584 to $714 $764 to $934 $906 to $1,108

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Lawrence County, AR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 17
Total Low Income Apartments 332
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 305
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 29.61%
Average Renter Household Size 2.43
Average Household Size 2.45
Median Household Income $32,379 ±$2,333
Median Rent $531 ±$25
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 37.27% ± 5.97pp
Total Population 17,029

Population and Household Demographics

Lawrence County is a county in Arkansas with a population of 17,029. There are 6,696 households in the county with an average household size of 2.45 persons. 29.61% of households in Lawrence County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Lawrence County

The median gross income for households in Lawrence County is $32,379 a year, or $2,698 a month. The median rent for the county is $531 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Lawrence County, a household making less than $1,770 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 37.27% of households who rent are overburdened in Lawrence County.

Area Median Income In Lawrence 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 Lawrence County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $51,200

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 Lawrence 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 Lawrence 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 Lawrence County 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 Lawrence County 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 Lawrence County 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

Cities In Lawrence County

Select A City to View its Apartment Communities and Waiting Lists.

City Served By
Alicia The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Alicia is the Lawrence County Public Housing Agency.
Black Rock The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Black Rock is the Lawrence County Public Housing Agency.
College City The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves College City is the Lawrence County Public Housing Agency.
Hoxie The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Hoxie are the Housing Authority of the City of Hoxie and Lawrence County Public Housing Agency.
Imboden The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Imboden are the Imboden Housing Authority and Lawrence County Public Housing Agency.
Lynn The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lynn is the Lawrence County Public Housing Agency.
Minturn The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Minturn is the Lawrence County Public Housing Agency.
Portia The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Portia is the Lawrence County Public Housing Agency.
Powhatan The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Powhatan is the Lawrence County Public Housing Agency.
Ravenden The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ravenden is the Lawrence County Public Housing Agency.
Sedgwick The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sedgwick is the Lawrence County Public Housing Agency.
Smithville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Smithville is the Lawrence County Public Housing Agency.
Strawberry The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Strawberry is the Lawrence County Public Housing Agency.
Walnut Ridge The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Walnut Ridge are the Lawrence County Public Housing Agency and Walnut Ridge Public Housing Agency.