Affordable Housing In Waldron
Scott County, Arkansas

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Waldron

Waldron

409 W 8th St
Waldron, AR

Gardenwalk of Waldron

710 Elm St
Waldron, AR
Subsidized

Walnut Valley Apartments

100 W 8th St
Waldron, AR
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Housing Authorities that serve Waldron

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Waldron, Arkansas

According to federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research, there are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 188 affordable apartments for rent in Waldron, Arkansas. Waldron features 164 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 24 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Waldron.

Waldron, AR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 188
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 164
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 48.16%
Average Renter Household Size 2.76
Average Household Size 2.74
Median Household Income $27,130 ±$8,575
Median Rent $505 ±$35
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 51.41% ± 14.68pp
Total Population 3,505

Population and Household Demographics

Waldron is a City in Scott County, Arkansas with a population of 3,505. There are 1,252 households in the city with an average household size of 2.74 persons. 48.16% of households in Waldron are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Waldron

The median gross income for households in Waldron is $27,130 a year, or $2,261 a month. The median rent for the city is $505 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Waldron, a household making less than $1,683 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 51.41% of households who rent are overburdened in Waldron.1

Area Median Income In Waldron

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 Waldron, the AMI is calculated from all households within Scott County.

In Waldron, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $43,500

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 Waldron

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 Waldron HUD Rental Assistance in Waldron

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,490 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $28,150 $30,250 $32,350 $34,400
50% of Median $18,250 $20,850 $23,450 $26,050 $28,150 $30,250 $32,350 $34,400
80% of Median $29,200 $33,400 $37,550 $41,700 $45,050 $48,400 $51,750 $55,050
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Waldron

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1989 to 1996, 2 low income apartment communities containing 60 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Waldron by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Waldron

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $18,250 $20,850 $23,450 $26,050 $28,150 $30,250 $32,350 $34,400
60% of Median $21,900 $25,020 $28,140 $31,260 $33,780 $36,300 $38,820 $41,280

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Waldron is $28,140 a year, or $2,345 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,345 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $704 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $456 $489 $586 $678 $756 $834
60% $548 $587 $704 $813 $908 $1,001
Fair Market Rents in Waldron

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$459 $478 $630 $785 $908