Prescott Housing Authority
398 Hale Avenue
Prescott, Nevada County, AR

870-887-3718

Section 8 Waiting List Status:

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Prescott Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on January 21st, 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.


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.

Public Housing Waiting List Status : Open

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

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


The PHA offers one Public Housing community with 103 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.

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Visit the PHA office to pick up a pre-application, located at 398 Hale Ave., Prescott, AR 71857, from 8:00 am until 4:30 pm, Monday-Friday.
  2. Request to have a pre-application mailed to you by calling (870) 887-3718, from 8:00 am until 4:30 pm, Monday-Friday.
Once the pre-application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above.

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, and proof of all income.

The PHA does have a preference for: Elderly, disabled, and 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 PHA office at (870) 887-3718 from 8:00 am until 4:30 pm, Monday-Friday.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Prescott Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 1 projects which contain 103 affordable rental units. It also administers 78 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Prescott 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 Small, meaning it administers 50 - 249 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Prescott Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (57%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (43%) to that of all housing authorities in Arkansas, Prescott 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 larger 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, Prescott Housing Authority scored an average of 81 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2009 and a low score of 64 in 2002. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Arkansas is 76.44.

Prescott 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)

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 Prescott Housing Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2010 4/22/10 Plan
2009 4/22/10 Plan
2008 6/13/08 Plan
2007 2/13/07 Plan
2006 3/9/06 Plan
2005 3/9/05 Plan
2004 2/3/04 Plan
2003 2/20/03 Plan
2002 3/11/02 Plan
2001 7/31/01 Plan
2000 6/26/00 Plan