Affordable Housing In Newton County

7 Low Income Apartment Communities In Newton County

Buffalo River Village Apartments

201 W Church St
Jasper, Arkansas

Western Grove Villas

200 Shamrock Ln
Western Grove, Arkansas

Valley View Senior Citizens Apartments

501 W Mountain
Jasper, Arkansas

River Bend Apartments

609 W Court St
Jasper, Arkansas


RR 1 Box 300
Western Grove, Arkansas

Grandview Apartments - Jasper

202 Church St
Jasper, Arkansas


Lot 20 Clark St
Jasper, Arkansas
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Guide To Affordable Housing in Newton County, Arkansas

There are 7 low income housing apartment communities offering 154 affordable apartments for rent in Newton County, Arkansas.

Income Based Apartments in Newton County, Arkansas

Newton County features 56 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 Newton County, Arkansas

There are 98 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Newton County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Newton County, Arkansas

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

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

2022 Newton 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
Newton County, Arkansas Fair Market Rent $481 $493 $649 $862 $928
Newton County, Arkansas Payment Standard Range $433 to $529 $444 to $542 $584 to $714 $776 to $948 $835 to $1,021

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Newton County, AR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 7
Total Low Income Apartments 154
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 56
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 15.77%
Average Renter Household Size 2.11
Average Household Size 2.42
Median Household Income $34,536 ±$4,215
Median Rent $370 ±$51
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 22.41% ± 8.91pp
Total Population 8,052

Population and Household Demographics

Newton County is a county in Arkansas with a population of 8,052. There are 3,310 households in the county with an average household size of 2.42 persons. 15.77% of households in Newton County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Newton County

The median gross income for households in Newton County is $34,536 a year, or $2,878 a month. The median rent for the county is $370 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Newton County, a household making less than $1,233 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 22.41% of households who rent are overburdened in Newton County.

Area Median Income In Newton 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 Newton County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $52,400

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 Newton 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 Newton County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Newton 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 Newton 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 Newton 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 Newton County

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