Affordable Housing In Phillips County
18 Low Income Apartment Communities In Phillips County
Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Phillips 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 Phillips County, Arkansas
|Phillips County Public Housing Agency||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)|
Guide To Affordable Housing in Phillips County, Arkansas
There are 18 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,000 affordable apartments for rent in Phillips County, Arkansas.
Income Based Apartments in Phillips County, Arkansas
Phillips County features 700 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 Phillips County, Arkansas
There are 299 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Phillips County.
Housing Choice Vouchers in Phillips County, Arkansas
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Phillips County landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Phillips County.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Phillips County, Arkansas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $584 and $714.
2022 Phillips 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|
|Phillips County, Arkansas Fair Market Rent||$432||$493||$649||$920||$1,111|
|Phillips County, Arkansas Payment Standard Range||$389 to $475||$444 to $542||$584 to $714||$828 to $1,012||$1,000 to $1,222|
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Phillips County, AR Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||18|
|Total Low Income Apartments||1,000|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||700|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||48.74%|
|Average Renter Household Size||2.66|
|Average Household Size||2.48|
|Median Household Income||$26,844 ±$1,699|
|Median Rent||$589 ±$37|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||49.13% ± 6.13pp|
Population and Household Demographics
Phillips County is a county in Arkansas with a population of 20,391. There are 8,135 households in the county with an average household size of 2.48 persons. 48.74% of households in Phillips County are renters.
Income and Rent Overburden in Phillips County
The median gross income for households in Phillips County is $26,844 a year, or $2,237 a month. The median rent for the county is $589 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Phillips County, a household making less than $1,963 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 49.13% of households who rent are overburdened in Phillips County.
Area Median Income In Phillips 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 Phillips County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $42,300
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 Phillips 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 Phillips 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 Phillips County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
|50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Phillips County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
|80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Phillips County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
Cities In Phillips County
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|Elaine||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Elaine is the Phillips County Public Housing Agency.|
|Helena||The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Helena are the Helena Housing Authority and Phillips County Public Housing Agency.|
|Helena West Helena||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Helena West Helena is the Phillips County Public Housing Agency.|
|Helena-West Helena||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Helena-West Helena is the Phillips County Public Housing Agency.|
|Lake View||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lake View is the Phillips County Public Housing Agency.|
|Lexa||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lexa is the Phillips County Public Housing Agency.|
|Marvell||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Marvell is the Phillips County Public Housing Agency.|
|West Helena||The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve West Helena are the West Helena Housing Authority and Phillips County Public Housing Agency.|