Affordable Housing In Manila
Mississippi County, Arkansas

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Manila

Roseland Apartments

816 N Davis St
Manila, Arkansas


609 N Boston St
Manila, Arkansas

Roseland Lp

818 N Davis St
Manila, Arkansas
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Manila, 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 Manila, Arkansas

Housing Authority Programs
Manila Housing Authority Public Housing
Mississippi County Public Facilities Board Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Manila, Arkansas

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 127 affordable apartments for rent in Manila, Arkansas.

Income Based Apartments in Manila, Arkansas

Manila features 86 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 Manila, Arkansas

There are 41 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Manila.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Manila, Arkansas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Manila landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Manila.

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

2023 Manila, 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
Manila, Arkansas Fair Market Rent $532 $568 $720 $964 $967
Manila, Arkansas Payment Standard Range $479 to $585 $511 to $625 $648 to $792 $868 to $1,060 $870 to $1,064

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Manila, AR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 127
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 86
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 42.89%
Average Renter Household Size 2.49
Average Household Size 2.48
Median Household Income $30,114 ±$8,306
Median Rent $516 ±$101
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 31% ± 18.39pp
Total Population 3,275

Population and Household Demographics

Manila is a city in Mississippi County, Arkansas with a population of 3,275. There are 1,301 households in the city with an average household size of 2.48 persons. 42.89% of households in Manila are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Manila

The median gross income for households in Manila is $30,114 a year, or $2,510 a month. The median rent for the city is $516 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Manila, a household making less than $1,720 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 31% of households who rent are overburdened in Manila.

Area Median Income In Manila

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 Manila, the AMI is calculated from all households within Mississippi County.

In Manila, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $54,500

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 Manila

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 Manila

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Manila 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 Manila 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 Manila 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