Affordable Housing In Texarkana
Miller County, Arkansas

21 Low Income Apartment Communities In Texarkana

Ridge at Texarkana

701 N Oats St
Texarkana, Arkansas
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Villas of Texarkana

2711 Preston Drive
Texarkana, Arkansas
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Park Ridge at Texarkana

600 Price Ln
Texarkana, Arkansas
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

RIVERSIDE MANOR

15 SULLIVAN CIR
Texarkana, Arkansas
Call For Rent
1 BR
62+

Village Park South I

2225 East St
Texarkana, Arkansas
Subsidized

Pecan Street Apartments

940 Pecan St
Texarkana, Arkansas
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Smith Keys Village Apartments

3302 Washington Street
Texarkana, Arkansas
Subsidized

Buhrman - Pharr Lofts

212 Laurel St
Texarkana, Arkansas

Union Village

905 EUCLID ST
Texarkana, Arkansas

Housing Opportunities, Inc

600 E 43rd St
Texarkana, Arkansas
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Texarkana, 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 Texarkana, Arkansas

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the City of Texarkana Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Texarkana, Arkansas

There are 21 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,340 affordable apartments for rent in Texarkana, Arkansas.

Income Based Apartments in Texarkana, Arkansas

Texarkana features 780 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 Texarkana, Arkansas

There are 560 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Texarkana.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Texarkana, Arkansas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Texarkana landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Texarkana.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Texarkana, Arkansas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $754 and $922.

2022 Texarkana, 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
Texarkana, Arkansas Fair Market Rent $669 $670 $838 $1,046 $1,344
Texarkana, Arkansas Payment Standard Range $602 to $736 $603 to $737 $754 to $922 $941 to $1,151 $1,210 to $1,478

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Texarkana, AR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 21
Total Low Income Apartments 1,340
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 780
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 43.8%
Average Renter Household Size 2.46
Average Household Size 2.44
Median Household Income $38,292 ±$2,483
Median Rent $725 ±$27
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.8% ± 5.16pp
Total Population 30,127

Population and Household Demographics

Texarkana is a city in Miller County, Arkansas with a population of 30,127. There are 11,826 households in the city with an average household size of 2.44 persons. 43.8% of households in Texarkana are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Texarkana

The median gross income for households in Texarkana is $38,292 a year, or $3,191 a month. The median rent for the city is $725 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Texarkana, a household making less than $2,417 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 46.8% of households who rent are overburdened in Texarkana.

Area Median Income In Texarkana

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 Texarkana, the AMI is calculated from all households within Miller County.

In Texarkana, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $57,800

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 Texarkana

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 Texarkana

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Texarkana AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$12,880 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,350 $37,800 $40,200
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Texarkana AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$21,350 $24,400 $27,450 $30,450 $32,900 $35,350 $37,800 $40,200
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Texarkana AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$34,100 $39,000 $43,850 $48,700 $52,600 $56,500 $60,400 $64,300