Affordable Housing In Mississippi County
Arkansas

43 Low Income Apartment Communities In Mississippi County

Leachville Estates Apartments

400 E 7th St
Leachville, Arkansas
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Pine Cottages

W Keiser and Country Club
Osceola, Arkansas
$1250
3 BR

Robindale East Apartments

389 N Hollywood St
Blytheville, Arkansas
$340-410
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Joiner Village Apartments

139 Main St
Joiner, Arkansas
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Luxora Garden Apartments

23 Joseph Warren SR Cir
Luxora, Arkansas
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Seminole Village Apartments

501 Magnolia Dr
Osceola, Arkansas
Subsidized

Oak Grove Apartments

300 Ken Dr
Osceola, Arkansas
Subsidized

River Manor Apartments

1 River Cir
Osceola, Arkansas
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Osceola Gardens

701 Seminole Dr
Osceola, Arkansas
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Roseland Apartments

816 N Davis St
Manila, Arkansas

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

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Mississippi County, Arkansas

There are 43 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,592 affordable apartments for rent in Mississippi County, Arkansas.

Income Based Apartments in Mississippi County, Arkansas

Mississippi County features 1,417 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 Mississippi County, Arkansas

There are 140 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Mississippi County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Mississippi County, Arkansas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Mississippi County landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Mississippi County.

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

2022 Mississippi 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
Mississippi County, Arkansas Fair Market Rent $476 $505 $649 $850 $880
Mississippi County, Arkansas Payment Standard Range $428 to $524 $455 to $556 $584 to $714 $765 to $935 $792 to $968

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Mississippi County, AR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 43
Total Low Income Apartments 1,592
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,417
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 42.42%
Average Renter Household Size 2.57
Average Household Size 2.57
Median Household Income $34,612 ±$1,846
Median Rent $624 ±$15
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 43.17% ± 4.62pp
Total Population 44,864

Population and Household Demographics

Mississippi County is a county in Arkansas with a population of 44,864. There are 17,141 households in the county with an average household size of 2.57 persons. 42.42% of households in Mississippi County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Mississippi County

The median gross income for households in Mississippi County is $34,612 a year, or $2,884 a month. The median rent for the county is $624 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Mississippi County, a household making less than $2,080 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 43.17% of households who rent are overburdened in Mississippi County.

Area Median Income In Mississippi 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 Mississippi County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $46,600

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 Mississippi 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 Mississippi 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 Mississippi 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 Mississippi 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 Mississippi 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 Mississippi County

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

City Served By
Bassett The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bassett is the Mississippi County Public Facilities Board.
Birdsong The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Birdsong is the Mississippi County Public Facilities Board.
Blytheville The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Blytheville are the Blytheville Housing Authority and Mississippi County Public Facilities Board.
Burdette The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Burdette is the Mississippi County Public Facilities Board.
Dell The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Dell is the Mississippi County Public Facilities Board.
Dyess The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Dyess is the Mississippi County Public Facilities Board.
Etowah The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Etowah is the Mississippi County Public Facilities Board.
Gosnell The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Gosnell is the Mississippi County Public Facilities Board.
Joiner The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Joiner is the Mississippi County Public Facilities Board.
Keiser The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Keiser is the Mississippi County Public Facilities Board.
Leachville The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Leachville are the Leachville Housing Authority and Mississippi County Public Facilities Board.
Luxora The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Luxora are the Luxora Housing Authority and Mississippi County Public Facilities Board.
Manila The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Manila are the Manila Housing Authority and Mississippi County Public Facilities Board.
Marie The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Marie is the Mississippi County Public Facilities Board.
Osceola The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Osceola are the Osceola Housing Authority and Mississippi County Public Facilities Board.
Victoria The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Victoria is the Mississippi County Public Facilities Board.
Wilson The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Wilson are the Wilson Housing Authority and Mississippi County Public Facilities Board.