Affordable Housing In Phillips County
Arkansas

18 Low Income Apartment Communities In Phillips County

West Helena Village Apartments

799 W Martin Luther King Jr Dr
Helena West Helena, Arkansas
Call For Rent
3 BR

First Step Apartments

120 D Anna Pl
Helena, Arkansas
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Twin City Manor Apartments

303 Denise Dr
West Helena, Arkansas
Subsidized

Senior Haven Apartments of Mar

1415 Main St
Marvell, Arkansas
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Elaine Terrace Apartments

401 N Oak St
Elaine, Arkansas

Helena Housig Partners

1326 Holly
Helena, Arkansas

West Helena

108 N Second
West Helena, Arkansas

Elaine Housing

301 Nelson St
Elaine, Arkansas
Subsidized

Helena Housing Partners

Various Sites
Helena, Arkansas

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

Housing Authority Programs
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
Total Population 20,391

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

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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.
$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 Phillips 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 Phillips 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 Phillips County

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

City Served By
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.