Hot Springs Housing Authority
1004 Illinois Street
Hot Springs, Garland County, AR


Section 8 HCV Waiting List Status: Closed

The Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list for Hot Springs Housing Authority is currently closed and not accepting new applications.

Did you know that you can apply for Section 8 anywhere in the country? If your local Section 8 waiting list is closed, you can apply to programs elsewhere. See all open waiting lists across the country on our Waiting Lists page.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Hot Springs Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 3 projects which contain 365 affordable rental units. It also administers 658 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Hot Springs 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 Medium High, meaning it administers 500 - 1,249 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Hot Springs Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (36%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (64%) to that of all housing authorities in Arkansas, Hot Springs 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, Hot Springs Housing Authority scored an average of 94 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 104 in 2007 and a low score of 74 in 2006. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Arkansas is 76.44.

Hot Springs 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)

Latest Public Housing Inspection Scores What are REAC Scores?

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

Hot Springs Housing Authority manages 2 rental properties which, as of the last set of publicly available data, have an average inspection score of 67. The scores for properties managed by Hot Springs Housing Authority range from a high of 74 to a low of 59.

The highest scoring property in the Hot Springs Housing Authority portfolio is Mountainview Towers and the lowest scoring property is Eastwood Gardens.

To be a passing score a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. 50% of properties managed by Hot Springs Housing Authority have a passing score.

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

Total Tenant Payment Percentages What is Total Tenant Payment?

Tenants in public housing pay rent based on their income. Generally, the Total Tenant Payment (TTP) is 30% of the tenant’s adjusted income. Hot Springs Housing Authority owns and manages 365 public housing units in 3 properties.

The Average Total Tenant Payment for Hot Springs Housing Authority is $208.00 compared to the state average of $285.00.

The Average Total Tenant Payment for the state of Arkansas ranges from a low of $167.00 to a high of $431.00.

Source Resident Characteristics Report (, 2013)

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 Hot Springs Housing Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2012 7/25/12 Plan
2010 9/28/10 Plan
2008 4/18/08 Plan
2007 4/13/07 Plan
2006 4/27/06 Plan
2005 4/20/05 Plan
2004 5/11/04 Plan
2003 4/28/03 Plan
2002 5/8/02 Plan
2001 9/27/01 Plan
2000 1/29/01 Plan


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Section 8 Vouchers

Medium Low (250 - 499)

Public Housing Size

Medium High (500 - 1,249)

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