Affordable Housing In Prairie County
Arkansas

8 Low Income Apartment Communities In Prairie County

Edge Oaks Apartments

333 S Bridges St
De Valls Bluff, Arkansas
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Edge Oaks Apartments

200 S Bridges St
De Valls Bluff, Arkansas
Subsidized

Hickory Square Apartments

1900 Hickory St
Des Arc, Arkansas
Subsidized

Cedar Branch Apartments

405 S Grove St
Hazen, Arkansas
Subsidized

Senior Manor

201 Chester St
Des Arc, Arkansas
Subsidized

Madison Manor

149 E Jefferson St
Hazen, Arkansas
Subsidized

Eastwood Terrace Apartments

603 Highway 63 N
Hazen, Arkansas
Subsidized

Crestview Apts

Wilson Street
Des Arc, Arkansas
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Prairie 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 Prairie County, Arkansas

Housing Authority Programs
De Valls Bluff Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Prairie County, Arkansas

There are 8 low income housing apartment communities offering 214 affordable apartments for rent in Prairie County, Arkansas.

Income Based Apartments in Prairie County, Arkansas

Prairie County features 190 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 Prairie County, Arkansas

There are 24 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Prairie County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Prairie County, Arkansas

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Prairie County, Arkansas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $592 and $724.

2022 Prairie 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
Prairie County, Arkansas Fair Market Rent $487 $500 $658 $813 $941
Prairie County, Arkansas Payment Standard Range $438 to $536 $450 to $550 $592 to $724 $732 to $894 $847 to $1,035

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Prairie County, AR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 8
Total Low Income Apartments 214
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 190
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 29.43%
Average Renter Household Size 2.10
Average Household Size 2.16
Median Household Income $35,833 ±$3,076
Median Rent $471 ±$36
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 36.77% ± 6.93pp
Total Population 8,402

Population and Household Demographics

Prairie County is a county in Arkansas with a population of 8,402. There are 3,826 households in the county with an average household size of 2.16 persons. 29.43% of households in Prairie County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Prairie County

The median gross income for households in Prairie County is $35,833 a year, or $2,986 a month. The median rent for the county is $471 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Prairie County, a household making less than $1,570 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 36.77% of households who rent are overburdened in Prairie County.

Area Median Income In Prairie 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 Prairie County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $52,800

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 Prairie 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 Prairie County

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

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City Served By
De Valls Bluff The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves De Valls Bluff is the De Valls Bluff Housing Authority.
Des Arc The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Des Arc are the Des Arc Housing Authority and De Valls Bluff Housing Authority.
Fredonia (Biscoe) The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fredonia (Biscoe) is the De Valls Bluff Housing Authority.
Hazen The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hazen is the De Valls Bluff Housing Authority.
Ulm The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ulm is the De Valls Bluff Housing Authority.