Osceola Housing Authority
501 W Coston Avenue
Osceola, Mississippi County, AR


Public Housing Waiting List Status : Open

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

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

The OHA offers one Public Housing community with 357 units for families and senior/disabled households, ranging in size from 1 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 OHA to pick up a pre-application, located at 501 W Coston Ave., Osceola, AR 72370, from 8:00 am until 12:00 pm; and 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm, Monday-Thursday; and from 8:00 am until 11:30 am CT on Fridays.

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 4:00 pm, Monday-Thursday; and from 8:00 am until 11:30 am on Fridays.

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 adult household members.

The OHA does have a preference for: Disabled, elderly, Working families, and non working 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 In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list.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 OHA office at (870) 563-6662 from 8:00 am until 12:00 pm; and 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm, Monday-Thursday; and from 8:00 am until 11:30 am on Fridays.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Osceola Housing Authority administers a public housing program. The housing authority owns and manages 1 projects which contain 357 affordable rental units.

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

Osceola 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 Osceola Housing Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2008 9/9/08 Plan
2007 8/2/07 Plan
2006 6/28/06 Plan
2005 8/23/05 Plan
2004 6/21/04 Plan
2003 7/11/03 Plan
2002 8/27/02 Plan
2001 8/15/01 Plan
2000 8/22/00 Plan