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There are 18 low-income apartments in Swifton that offer reduced rents to eligible households.

Rental assistance programs support 0 low-income homes in Swifton where households pay rent based on how much they earn. For 2023, elgible households participating in federally assisted housing pay an average of $275 towards rent each month.

Affordable rent data for some communities last confirmed on September 26th, 2023. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Swifton, 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 Swifton.

Swifton, Arkansas Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Swifton, Arkansas

Swifton features 0 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 Swifton, Arkansas

There are 18 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Swifton.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Swifton, Arkansas

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

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

2023 Swifton, 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
Swifton, Arkansas Fair Market Rent $539 $547 $720 $876 $1,024
Swifton, Arkansas Payment Standard Range $485 to $593 $492 to $602 $648 to $792 $788 to $964 $922 to $1,126

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Swifton, AR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 18
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 30.28%
Average Renter Household Size 2.44
Average Household Size 2.17
Median Household Income $27,054 ±$8,121
Median Rent $538 ±$160
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 27.08% ± 25.57pp
Total Population 687

Population and Household Demographics

Swifton is a city in Jackson County, Arkansas with a population of 687. There are 317 households in the city with an average household size of 2.17 persons. 30.28% of households in Swifton are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Swifton

The median gross income for households in Swifton is $27,054 a year, or $2,255 a month. The median rent for the city is $538 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Swifton, a household making less than $1,793 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 27.08% of households who rent are overburdened in Swifton.

Area Median Income In Swifton

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 Swifton, the AMI is calculated from all households within Jackson County.

In Swifton, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $59,600

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 Swifton

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 Swifton

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Swifton 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 Swifton 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 Swifton 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