Affordable Housing In Rockwell
Garland County, Arkansas

Guide To Affordable Housing in Rockwell, Arkansas

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Rockwell, Arkansas.

Income Based Apartments in Rockwell, Arkansas

Rockwell features 0 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 Rockwell, Arkansas

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Rockwell.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Rockwell, Arkansas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Rockwell landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Rockwell.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Rockwell, Arkansas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $726 and $888.

2022 Rockwell, 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
Rockwell, Arkansas Fair Market Rent $589 $613 $807 $1,006 $1,352
Rockwell, Arkansas Payment Standard Range $530 to $648 $552 to $674 $726 to $888 $905 to $1,107 $1,217 to $1,487

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Rockwell, AR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 16.3%
Average Renter Household Size 2.79
Average Household Size 2.51
Median Household Income $58,882 ±$10,764
Median Rent $800 ±$107
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 55.33% ± 37.52pp
Total Population 3,763

Population and Household Demographics

Rockwell is a city in Garland County, Arkansas with a population of 3,763. There are 1,497 households in the city with an average household size of 2.51 persons. 16.3% of households in Rockwell are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Rockwell

The median gross income for households in Rockwell is $58,882 a year, or $4,907 a month. The median rent for the city is $800 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Rockwell, a household making less than $2,667 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 55.33% of households who rent are overburdened in Rockwell.

Area Median Income In Rockwell

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.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Rockwell, the AMI is calculated from all households within Garland County.

In Rockwell, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $61,900

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 Rockwell

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 Rockwell

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Rockwell AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$13,000 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $38,400 $40,900
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Rockwell AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$21,700 $24,800 $27,900 $30,950 $33,450 $35,950 $38,400 $40,900
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Rockwell AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$34,650 $39,600 $44,550 $49,500 $53,500 $57,450 $61,400 $65,350