Fayetteville Housing Authority
1 N. School Avenue
Fayetteville, Washington County, AR

479-521-3850 http://www.fayettevillehousingauthority.org/

Public Housing Waiting List Statuses

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Fayetteville Housing Authority Public Housing Waiting Lists. This is what we know as of our most recent update January 22nd, 2016.

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

The FHA offers one Public Housing community with 252 units for families and senior/disabled households, ranging in size from studios to 4 bedrooms.

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Visit the FHA office to pick up a pre-application, located at 1 N School Ave., Fayetteville, AR 72701, from 8:00 am until 12:00 pm; and 1:00 pm until 5:00 pm CT, Monday-Thursday.
  2. Download a pre-application online here, then print and complete.
Once the pre-application has been completed, it must be hand delivered to the address listed above, from 8:00 am until 12:00 pm; and 1:00 pm until 5:00 pm, Monday-Thursday.

Be sure to include these documents with the pre-application: Social Security Cards and birth certificates for all household members; photo IDs for all adult household members; proof of all income; SSI verification (if receiving Social Security); benefit award letters (if receiving veteran, unemployment, workers compensation, or minor children benefits); (name and address of employer (if employed), address of child care provider (if you pay child care in order to work or attend school), assistance-statement of monthly amount (if receive transitional employment; verification of all assets; doctor's statement (if you require a live-in aide); two rental references; and three character references.

Preferences have not been identified.

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, visit the FHA website, or call the office at (479) 521-3850 from 8:00 am until 12:00 pm; and 1:00 pm until 5:00 pm, Monday-Thursday.

Resident Characteristics
as of June 30, 2015

Fayetteville Housing Authority operates 248 affordable units across its public housing portfolio.

Bedroom Sizes of Public Housing Units

The bedroom sizes of Fayetteville Housing Authority public housing units range from studio apartments to 4 bedroom apartments. The housing authority’s public housing inventory includes: 33% studio apartments, 29% 1 bedroom apartments, 20% 2 bedroom apartments, 17% 3 bedroom apartments and 1% 4 bedroom apartments.

Vacancies in Public Housing Portfolio

As of Fayetteville Housing Authority’s most recent Resident Characteristics Report (June 30, 2015), the 16-month average number of units occupied was 246 out of a total 248 rental units. This represents a 16-month average vacany rate of 0.81%.

Family Type

Of the 222 households who reported head of household data in the housing authority’s most recent RCR report, 41 (18.47%) were elderly, 181 (81.53%) were non-elderly, 126 (56.76%) were disabled, 76 (34.23%) contained children and 72 (32.43%) were headed by a female.

Tenant Contributions to Rent

Residents of public housing pay rent based on their income. The rent contribution of the tenant is called the Total Tenant Payment (TTP). The TTP is generally 30% of a residents income with a $25 (National minimum) to $50 (some PHA’s) minimum rent. Based on the information in the most recent Resident Characteristics Report (June 30, 2015) the minimum rent in Fayetteville Housing Authority's public housing developments is $50.

The average tenant rent contribution for Fayetteville Housing Authority’s public housing developments is $229.

The average tenant contribution for elderly residents residing in all properties across the housing authority’s public housing portfolio is $144. The average rent payment for disabled residents is $224. The average TTP for non-elderly, non-disabled renters in the housing authority’s public housing units is $448. Households headed by females had a total tenant payment of $153.

Race and Ethnicity

The HUD Resident Characteristics Report provides updated Head of Household race and ethnicity data at the housing authority and property level. Across all properties in the Fayetteville Housing Authority portfolio, 11% of households identified as Black, 85% identified as White, and 1% identified as Hispanic or Latino.

Income of Public Housing Residents

HUD divides household income into four categories: Extremely Low Income (ELI) for households earning less than 30% of the median, Very Low Income (VLI) for households earning between 30% and 50% of the median, Low Income (LI) for households earning between 50% and 80% of the median and Above Low Income for households earning 81% of the median and over.

Of the public housing residents residing in Fayetteville Housing Authority properties, 187 were Extremely Low Income, 47 were Very Low Income, 12 were Low Income and 0 were Above Low Income.

The average annual income of public housing residents living in Fayetteville Housing Authority properties is $9,696. Of all public housing residents, 3% have no income and 2% earn more than $25,000 while 95% have incomes that fall between $0 and $25,000.

The HUD RCR data includes source of income information as well. The data includes five categories of family income: wage income, welfare income, SSI/SS/Pension income, other income and no income. Some families receive income in multiple categories.

Among families residing in Fayetteville Housing Authority public housing 24% have wage income, 29% have welfare income, 67% have SSI/SS/Pension income, 16% have other income and 0% have no income.

Household Information of Public Housing Residents

As of the last HUD RCR report (June 30, 2015), there were a total of 246 households containing 413 total persons residing in the housing authority’s public housing properties. The average household size across all properties in the housing authority’s public housing portfolio was 1.7.

Across all units operated by the housing authority, 34.23% of households included children. Across all household members in Fayetteville Housing Authority public houins units 15.3% are aged zero to five and 16.2% are aged 6 to 17.

15.7% of all residents across the housing authority were age 62 or older and are considered seniors while 52.8% of all residents were aged 18 to 61.

Length of Stay at Public Housing Properties

The HUD RCR report includes length of stay data for Fayetteville Housing Authority public housing communities. 39.02% of all families residing in public housing have lived there for less than 1 year, 12.6% have lived in public housing for 1 to 2 years while 48.38% have lived in public housing for more than 2 years.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Fayetteville Housing Authority administers a public housing program. The housing authority owns and manages 1 projects which contain 252 affordable rental units.

According to HUD, Fayetteville Housing Authority is determined to be a Medium Low public housing authority, meaning it manages between 250 - 499 public housing units.

Fayetteville Housing Authority is among the 49% of Arkansas housing authorities that only offer public housing. Section 8 assistance in its target area is administered by another nearby housing authority.

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

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 Fayetteville Housing Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2010 3/29/11 Plan
2008 8/27/08 Plan
2007 10/12/07 Plan
2006 7/26/06 Plan
2005 8/5/05 Plan
2004 8/6/04 Plan
2003 6/11/03 Plan
2002 9/5/02 Plan
2001 8/30/01 Plan
2000 12/4/00 Plan