Affordable Housing In West Memphis
Crittenden County, Arkansas

20 Low Income Apartment Communities In West Memphis

Ridge at West Memphis

210 W Jackson Ave
West Memphis, Arkansas
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Barton Court Apartments

2416 E Barton Ave
West Memphis, Arkansas
$1000
2 BR

Imperial Homes Apartments

2950 E Jackson Ave
West Memphis, Arkansas
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Villas of West Memphis Phase I & II

141 W Jackson Ave
West Memphis, Arkansas
Accessible
55+

Riverside Park Apartments

3950 E Service Rd
West Memphis, Arkansas

Pine Ridge Apartments

215 W Jackson Ave
West Memphis, Arkansas
Subsidized

Ecumenical Village

217 W Jackson Ave
West Memphis, Arkansas
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Ingram Court

398 Ingram Blvd
West Memphis, Arkansas
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Park at Bartoon

900 East Barton Ave.
West Memphis, Arkansas

Courtyard Apartments

2204 Autumn Ave
West Memphis, Arkansas

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in West Memphis, 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 West Memphis, Arkansas

Housing Authority Programs
West Memphis Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in West Memphis, Arkansas

There are 20 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,818 affordable apartments for rent in West Memphis, Arkansas.

Income Based Apartments in West Memphis, Arkansas

West Memphis features 624 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 West Memphis, Arkansas

There are 1,130 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in West Memphis.

Housing Choice Vouchers in West Memphis, Arkansas

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in West Memphis, Arkansas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $929 and $1,135.

2023 West Memphis, 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
West Memphis, Arkansas Fair Market Rent $800 $902 $1,032 $1,365 $1,584
West Memphis, Arkansas Payment Standard Range $720 to $880 $812 to $992 $929 to $1,135 $1,229 to $1,502 $1,426 to $1,742

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

West Memphis, AR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 20
Total Low Income Apartments 1,818
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 624
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 51.09%
Average Renter Household Size 2.67
Average Household Size 2.57
Median Household Income $30,627 ±$1,454
Median Rent $681 ±$24
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 54.42% ± 5.85pp
Total Population 25,544

Population and Household Demographics

West Memphis is a city in Crittenden County, Arkansas with a population of 25,544. There are 9,704 households in the city with an average household size of 2.57 persons. 51.09% of households in West Memphis are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in West Memphis

The median gross income for households in West Memphis is $30,627 a year, or $2,552 a month. The median rent for the city is $681 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In West Memphis, a household making less than $2,270 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 54.42% of households who rent are overburdened in West Memphis.

Area Median Income In West Memphis

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 West Memphis, the AMI is calculated from all households within Crittenden County.

In West Memphis, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $77,300

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 West Memphis

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 West Memphis

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the West Memphis AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$16,150 $18,450 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the West Memphis AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$26,900 $30,750 $34,600 $38,400 $41,500 $44,550 $47,650 $50,700
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the West Memphis AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$43,050 $49,200 $55,350 $61,450 $66,400 $71,300 $76,200 $81,150