Affordable Housing In Sebastian County
Arkansas

29 Low Income Apartment Communities In Sebastian County

Barlee Properties II ( Koller Addition )

2608 Koller St
Fort Smith, Arkansas

North Pointe II

3031 Harris St
Fort Smith, Arkansas

Stonebrook Park of Fort Smith

3433 North St
Fort Smith, Arkansas

Walnut Park Estates II

4100 Walnut Park Dr
Fort Smith, Arkansas

Clayton Heights

5023 Williams Ln
Fort Smith, Arkansas

Pennylane Apartments

1201 W Main St
Lavaca, Arkansas
Subsidized

Independent Living I

401 Chateau St
Barling, Arkansas
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Ridge at Fort Smith, The

4200 N 6th St
Fort Smith, Arkansas

North Pointe Apartments

3300 N 6th St
Fort Smith, Arkansas

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in 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.

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 Sebastian County, Arkansas

Housing Authority Programs
Fort Smith Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Sebastian County, Arkansas

There are 29 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,092 affordable apartments for rent in Sebastian County, Arkansas.

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 797 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 $666 and $814.

2022 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 $559 $562 $740 $1,031 $1,165
Sebastian County, Arkansas Payment Standard Range $503 to $615 $506 to $618 $666 to $814 $928 to $1,134 $1,049 to $1,282

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Sebastian County, AR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 29
Total Low Income Apartments 2,092
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 $54,300

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 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.
$12,880 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $29,350 $31,500 $33,700 $35,850
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.
$19,050 $21,750 $24,450 $27,150 $29,350 $31,500 $33,700 $35,850
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.
$30,450 $34,800 $39,150 $43,450 $46,950 $50,450 $53,900 $57,400

Cities In Sebastian County

Select A City to View its Apartment Communities and Waiting Lists.

City Served By
Barling The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Barling is the Fort Smith Housing Authority.
Bonanza The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bonanza is the Fort Smith Housing Authority.
Central City The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Central City is the Fort Smith Housing Authority.
Fort Smith The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fort Smith is the Fort Smith Housing Authority.
Greenwood The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Greenwood is the Fort Smith Housing Authority.
Hackett The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hackett is the Fort Smith Housing Authority.
Hartford The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hartford is the Fort Smith Housing Authority.
Huntington The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Huntington is the Fort Smith Housing Authority.
Lavaca The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lavaca is the Fort Smith Housing Authority.
Midland The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Midland is the Fort Smith Housing Authority.