Affordable Housing In Scott County
Arkansas

5 Low Income Apartment Communities In Scott County

Waldron

409 W 8th St
Waldron, Arkansas

North Hills Apartments

700 Bowman Ave
Mansfield, Arkansas
Subsidized

Gardenwalk of Waldron

710 Elm St
Waldron, Arkansas
Subsidized

Walnut Valley Apartments

100 W 8th St
Waldron, Arkansas

Savannahpark of Waldron

100 West 8th Street
Waldron, Arkansas
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Scott 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 Scott County, Arkansas

Housing Authority Programs
Scott County Public Housing Agency Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Scott County, Arkansas

There are 5 low income housing apartment communities offering 228 affordable apartments for rent in Scott County, Arkansas.

Income Based Apartments in Scott County, Arkansas

Scott County features 204 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 Scott County, Arkansas

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Scott County, Arkansas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Scott County landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $200 towards rent in Scott County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Scott County, Arkansas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $584 and $714.

2022 Scott 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
Scott County, Arkansas Fair Market Rent $481 $493 $649 $811 $928
Scott County, Arkansas Payment Standard Range $433 to $529 $444 to $542 $584 to $714 $730 to $892 $835 to $1,021

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Scott County, AR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 228
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 204
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 25.77%
Average Renter Household Size 2.67
Average Household Size 2.66
Median Household Income $37,321 ±$3,360
Median Rent $512 ±$23
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 43.35% ± 9.98pp
Total Population 10,870

Population and Household Demographics

Scott County is a county in Arkansas with a population of 10,870. There are 4,055 households in the county with an average household size of 2.66 persons. 25.77% of households in Scott County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Scott County

The median gross income for households in Scott County is $37,321 a year, or $3,110 a month. The median rent for the county is $512 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Scott County, a household making less than $1,707 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 43.35% of households who rent are overburdened in Scott County.

Area Median Income In Scott 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 Scott County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $45,300

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 Scott 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 Scott County

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

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City Served By
Mansfield The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mansfield is the Scott County Public Housing Agency.
Waldron The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Waldron are the Waldron Housing Authority and Scott County Public Housing Agency.