Affordable Housing In Van Buren County
Arkansas

4 Low Income Apartment Communities In Van Buren County

White River Senior Housing, Inc

487 Pine St
Clinton, Arkansas
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Firm Anchor

1 Shake Rag Rd
Clinton, Arkansas
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Lefler Estates

813 Highway 65 S
Clinton, Arkansas
Subsidized

Patton Square Apts

Shake Rag Road
Clinton, Arkansas
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Van Buren 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 Van Buren County, Arkansas

Housing Authority Programs
White River Regional Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Van Buren County, Arkansas

There are 4 low income housing apartment communities offering 183 affordable apartments for rent in Van Buren County, Arkansas.

Income Based Apartments in Van Buren County, Arkansas

Van Buren County features 147 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 Van Buren County, Arkansas

There are 36 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Van Buren County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Van Buren County, Arkansas

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Van Buren County, Arkansas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $612 and $748.

2022 Van Buren 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
Van Buren County, Arkansas Fair Market Rent $461 $517 $680 $841 $922
Van Buren County, Arkansas Payment Standard Range $415 to $507 $465 to $569 $612 to $748 $757 to $925 $830 to $1,014

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Van Buren County, AR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 183
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 147
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 23.14%
Average Renter Household Size 2.47
Average Household Size 2.44
Median Household Income $32,312 ±$2,393
Median Rent $596 ±$26
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 38.32% ± 7.5pp
Total Population 17,002

Population and Household Demographics

Van Buren County is a county in Arkansas with a population of 17,002. There are 6,879 households in the county with an average household size of 2.44 persons. 23.14% of households in Van Buren County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Van Buren County

The median gross income for households in Van Buren County is $32,312 a year, or $2,693 a month. The median rent for the county is $596 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Van Buren County, a household making less than $1,987 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 38.32% of households who rent are overburdened in Van Buren County.

Area Median Income In Van Buren 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 Van Buren County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $48,600

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 Van Buren 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 Van Buren County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Van Buren County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$12,880 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $29,250 $31,400 $33,550 $35,750
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Van Buren County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$18,950 $21,650 $24,350 $27,050 $29,250 $31,400 $33,550 $35,750
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Van Buren County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$30,350 $34,650 $39,000 $43,300 $46,800 $50,250 $53,700 $57,200

Cities In Van Buren County

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City Served By
Clinton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Clinton is the White River Regional Housing Authority.
Dennard The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Dennard is the White River Regional Housing Authority.
Shirley The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Shirley is the White River Regional Housing Authority.