Conway Housing Authority
335 S Mitchell Street
Conway, Faulkner County, AR


Section 8 Waiting List Status:

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Conway Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on January 14th, 2016.

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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.

Public Housing Waiting List Status : Open

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Conway Housing Authority Public Housing Waiting Lists. This is what we know as of our most recent update January 21st, 2016.

The Conway Housing Authority (CHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications for families and senior/disabled households.

The CHA offers one Public Housing community with 153 units for families and senior/disabled households, ranging in size from studios to 4 bedrooms.

Please note: This waiting list has preferences. This means that applicants who qualify for these preferences will receive assistance before applicants who do not. Because of there preferences, it is likely applicants who do qualify will have a long wait to receive assistance, or will not receive assistance from this office.

To apply, visit the office to pick up a pre-application, located at 335 S Mitchell St., Conway, AR 72034 during normal office hours.

Once the pre-application has been completed, you must schedule an appointment by calling (501) 327-0156 during normal office hours, to finish the application process.

Be sure to include these documents with the pre-application: Social Security Cards and birth certificates for all household members, proof of all income, and photo IDs for all household members. All adults must be present at the time of the appointment.

The CHA does have a preference for: Disabled, elderly, and families.

Important note: Applicants will receive a confirmation number when either applying, or being placed on the waiting list, depending on housing authority policy. It is important to keep that number in a safe, easy to access place. It will be needed any time when referencing your pre-application with the housing authority.

If any of your application information changes from the time you submitted the original pre-application (such as contact information, income, and household members), inform the housing authority immediately. In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list. Please contact the housing authority to find out its policy on updating pre-application information.

For more information, call the CHA office at (501) 327-0156 during normal office hours.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Conway Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 1 projects which contain 153 affordable rental units. It also administers 301 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Conway Housing Authority is determined to be a Small public housing authority, meaning it manages between 50 - 249 public housing units. Also according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the housing authority is designated as Medium Low, meaning it administers 250 - 499 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Conway Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (34%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (66%) to that of all housing authorities in Arkansas, Conway Housing Authority has a smaller proportion of public housing units than the average housing authority. The housing authority’s proportion of Section 8 vouchers under management is larger than the average housing authority in Arkansas.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (, 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, Conway Housing Authority scored an average of 97 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2001 and a low score of 86 in 2005. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Arkansas is 76.44.

Conway 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 (, 2012)

Housing Authority Annual and 5 Year Plans

Public housing agencies, also called public housing authorities, which receive funding from HUD, are required to submit and receive approval from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development of both an Annual Plan and a 5 Year Plan. These plans establish each housing authority’s policies, strategies, programs and operations for meeting the housing needs of persons within their target area.

The housing authority plans include specific details about the cost of renovations to real estate (also known as capital improvements), changes to Section 8 HCV policies, planned redevelopment of public housing projects and other major administrative changes.

Following are the HUD-approved public housing agency plans for Conway Housing Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2010 7/26/10 Plan
2009 7/26/10 Plan
2008 8/22/08 Plan
2007 8/3/07 Plan
2006 8/25/06 Plan
2005 8/3/05 Plan
2004 7/8/04 Plan
2003 7/25/03 Plan
2002 7/31/02 Plan
2001 8/2/01 Plan
2000 11/8/00 Plan