Sebastian County, Arkansas Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing programs support 1,295 income based apartments in Sebastian County where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 848 affordable apartments in Sebastian County that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Sebastian County, Arkansas

There is one Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list open in Sebastian County.

  • is currently open for new Section 8 applications.

Go to the Arkansas Section 8 Waiting Lists page for more openings near Sebastian County.

StoneRidge of Fort Smith

8218 Mallory Lane
Fort Smith, Arkansas
Call For Rent
3-4 BR

Stonebrook Park of Fort Smith

3433 North St
Fort Smith, Arkansas
Call For Rent
3-4 BR
Affordable

Ridge at Ft. Smith

4600 N 6th St
Fort Smith, Arkansas
Affordable

Walnut Park Estates, Phase II

4101 Walnut Park Dr
Fort Smith, Arkansas
Affordable

Allied Gardens Estates

5221 Johnson St
Fort Smith, Arkansas
Rent Assisted

West Apartments

4118 N 50th St
Fort Smith, Arkansas
Rent Assisted

Gorman Towers

5800 Grand Ave
Fort Smith, Arkansas
Rent Assisted
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Briarwood Apartments

3400 Duke Ave
Fort Smith, Arkansas
Rent Assisted

GardenWalk of Barling

710 A St
Barling, Arkansas
Rent Assisted

Mid - Town Apartments

1411 Rogers Ave
Fort Smith, Arkansas
Rent Assisted
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Affordable Housing In Sebastian County

View affordable apartments and waiting lists in cities near Sebastian County

City Apartments
Fort Smith, AR Affordable Housing programs support 24 apartment communities in Fort Smith.
Barling, AR Affordable Housing programs support 4 apartment communities in Barling.
Greenwood, AR Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Greenwood.
Lavaca, AR Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Lavaca.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Sebastian 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.

Housing Authority Programs
Fort Smith 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 Sebastian County.

Sebastian County, Arkansas Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Sebastian County, Arkansas

Sebastian County features 1,295 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 Sebastian County, Arkansas

There are 848 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Sebastian County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Sebastian County, Arkansas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Sebastian County landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Sebastian County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Sebastian County, Arkansas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $717 and $877.

2023 Sebastian 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
Sebastian County, Arkansas Fair Market Rent $601 $605 $797 $1,102 $1,270
Sebastian County, Arkansas Payment Standard Range $541 to $661 $545 to $666 $717 to $877 $992 to $1,212 $1,143 to $1,397

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Sebastian County, AR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 30
Total Low Income Apartments 2,143
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,295
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 23.75%
Average Renter Household Size 2.77
Average Household Size 2.65
Median Household Income $46,071 ±$14,843
Median Rent $713 ±$274
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 31.58% ± 28.96pp
Total Population 637

Population and Household Demographics

Sebastian County is a county in Arkansas with a population of 637. There are 240 households in the county with an average household size of 2.65 persons. 23.75% of households in Sebastian County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Sebastian County

The median gross income for households in Sebastian County is $46,071 a year, or $3,839 a month. The median rent for the county is $713 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Sebastian County, a household making less than $2,377 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 31.58% of households who rent are overburdened in Sebastian County.

Area Median Income In Sebastian 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 Sebastian County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $62,600

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 Sebastian 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 Sebastian County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Sebastian County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$13,590 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $35,250 $37,650 $40,100
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Sebastian County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$21,250 $24,300 $27,350 $30,350 $32,800 $35,250 $37,650 $40,100
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Sebastian County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$34,000 $38,850 $43,700 $48,550 $52,450 $56,350 $60,250 $64,100