Affordable Housing In Sevier County
Arkansas

5 Low Income Apartment Communities In Sevier County

Kings Gate Apartments

287 W Locke Ave
De Queen, Arkansas

Dequeen Villas

100 S Treating Plant Rd
De Queen, Arkansas

Sevier County

426 W Lake Ave
De Queen, Arkansas

Timberridge Apartments

412 N 4th St
De Queen, Arkansas

Pinehurst Apts

180 W Locke Ave
Dequeen, Arkansas
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Sevier 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 Sevier County, Arkansas

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Sevier County, Arkansas

There are 5 low income housing apartment communities offering 285 affordable apartments for rent in Sevier County, Arkansas.

Income Based Apartments in Sevier County, Arkansas

Sevier County features 143 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 Sevier County, Arkansas

There are 142 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Sevier County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Sevier County, Arkansas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Sevier County landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Sevier County.

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

2022 Sevier 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
Sevier County, Arkansas Fair Market Rent $481 $570 $649 $843 $909
Sevier County, Arkansas Payment Standard Range $433 to $529 $513 to $627 $584 to $714 $759 to $927 $818 to $1,000

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Sevier County, AR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 285
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 143
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 27.52%
Average Renter Household Size 2.49
Average Household Size 2.81
Median Household Income $36,579 ±$3,298
Median Rent $543 ±$27
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 42.05% ± 8.07pp
Total Population 17,268

Population and Household Demographics

Sevier County is a county in Arkansas with a population of 17,268. There are 6,075 households in the county with an average household size of 2.81 persons. 27.52% of households in Sevier County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Sevier County

The median gross income for households in Sevier County is $36,579 a year, or $3,048 a month. The median rent for the county is $543 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Sevier County, a household making less than $1,810 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 42.05% of households who rent are overburdened in Sevier County.

Area Median Income In Sevier 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 Sevier County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $55,700

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 Sevier 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 Sevier County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Sevier County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$12,880 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $30,100 $32,350 $34,550 $36,800
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Sevier County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$19,500 $22,300 $25,100 $27,850 $30,100 $32,350 $34,550 $36,800
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Sevier County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$31,200 $35,650 $40,100 $44,550 $48,150 $51,700 $55,250 $58,850

Cities In Sevier County

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City Served By
Ben Lomond The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Ben Lomond are the Sevier County Housing Authority and Sevier County Public Housing Agency.
De Queen The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve De Queen are the Sevier County Housing Authority and Sevier County Public Housing Agency.
DeQueen The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve DeQueen are the Sevier County Housing Authority and Sevier County Public Housing Agency.
Gillham The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Gillham are the Sevier County Housing Authority and Sevier County Public Housing Agency.
Horatio The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Horatio are the Sevier County Housing Authority and Sevier County Public Housing Agency.
Lockesburg The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Lockesburg are the Sevier County Housing Authority and Sevier County Public Housing Agency.