; Low Income Apartments For Rent in Salem, AR

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Westside Apartments

203 Old Sturkie Rd
Salem, Arkansas
Rent Assisted

Westside Apartments ( Fka Westside Manor Apartments )

608 Old Sturkie Rd
Salem, Arkansas
Rent Assisted

Fulton County Community Housing

627 Church St
Salem, Arkansas
S. 811 Supportive


204 Circle Dr
Salem, Arkansas
Public Housing
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There are 28 low-income apartments in Salem that offer reduced rents to eligible households.

Rental assistance programs support 89 low-income homes in Salem where households pay rent based on how much they earn. For 2023, elgible households participating in federally assisted housing pay an average of $319 towards rent each month.

Affordable rent data for some communities last confirmed on October 30th, 2019. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Salem, 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.

Housing Authority Programs
White River Regional Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Go to the Arkansas Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Salem.

Salem, Arkansas Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Salem, Arkansas

Salem features 89 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 Salem, Arkansas

There are 28 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Salem.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Salem, Arkansas

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Salem, Arkansas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $648 and $792.

2023 Salem, 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
Salem, Arkansas Fair Market Rent $481 $547 $720 $1,000 $1,167
Salem, Arkansas Payment Standard Range $433 to $529 $492 to $602 $648 to $792 $900 to $1,100 $1,050 to $1,284

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Salem, AR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 117
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 89
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 51.74%
Average Renter Household Size 2.10
Average Household Size 2.15
Median Household Income $24,330 ±$7,002
Median Rent $502 ±$82
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 51.37% ± 13.01pp
Total Population 1,763

Population and Household Demographics

Salem is a city in Fulton County, Arkansas with a population of 1,763. There are 775 households in the city with an average household size of 2.15 persons. 51.74% of households in Salem are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Salem

The median gross income for households in Salem is $24,330 a year, or $2,028 a month. The median rent for the city is $502 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Salem, a household making less than $1,673 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 51.37% of households who rent are overburdened in Salem.

Area Median Income In Salem

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 Salem, the AMI is calculated from all households within Fulton County.

In Salem, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $53,500

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 Salem

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 Salem

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Salem AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$14,580 $19,720 $24,860 $30,000 $34,250 $36,800 $39,350 $41,850
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Salem AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$22,200 $25,400 $28,550 $31,700 $34,250 $36,800 $39,350 $41,850
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Salem AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$35,500 $40,600 $45,650 $50,700 $54,800 $58,850 $62,900 $66,950