Blytheville Housing Authority
31 Arkansas St.
Blytheville, Mississippi County, AR

870-763-0704

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The Section 8 and Public Housing programs administered by this housing authority are often over subscribed requiring the use of a waiting list. The waiting list would typically only open for brief periods. To find out of the waiting list is open or when it may open, please contact the housing authority directly.

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2

Public Housing Projects

296

Public Housing Units

Medium Low (250 - 499)

Public Housing Size

No units

Section 8 Size

Combined

Program Type

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Blytheville Housing Authority
31 Arkansas St.
Blytheville, Mississippi County, AR

870-763-0704

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Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Blytheville Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 2 projects which contain 296 affordable rental units. It also administers 0 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Blytheville Housing Authority is determined to be a Medium Low public housing authority, meaning it manages between 250 - 499 public housing units. Also according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the housing authority is designated as No units, meaning it administers Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Blytheville Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (100%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (0%) to that of all housing authorities in Arkansas, Blytheville Housing Authority has a larger proportion of public housing units than the average housing authority. The housing authority’s proportion of Section 8 vouchers under management is smaller than the average housing authority in Arkansas.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (hud.gov, 2014)

SEMAP Performance What are SEMAP Scores?

Each year HUD reviews and scores the housing authority’s Section 8 program management based on 14 different criteria. This score is a reflection of how well the housing authority manages the Section 8 waiting list, the physical quality of housing assisted with Section 8 and the financial management of the program.

From 2001 to 2009, Blytheville Housing Authority scored an average of 88 points. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2003 and a low score of 65 in 2006. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Arkansas is 76.44.

Blytheville Housing Authority has an average score that is more than the average Arkansas housing authority. Higher SEMAP scores indicate more effective financial management, a smoother waiting list process and higher quality physical conditions at assisted properties.

Source President's Open Government Directive (hud.gov/offices/pih/, 2012)

Latest Public Housing Inspection Scores What are REAC Scores?

Every public housing project is inspected every one to three years by HUD.

Blytheville Housing Authority manages one rental property which has an inspection score of 72. To be a passing score, a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. Clearlake/east Rose has a passing score.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (data.gov, 2014)