West Memphis Housing Authority
390 South Walker Ave. West Memphis, Arkansas 72301

870-735-3520

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The West Memphis Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 2 projects which contain 374 affordable rental units. It also administers 523 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, West Memphis 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 West Memphis Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (42%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (58%) to that of all housing authorities in Arkansas, West Memphis 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, West Memphis Housing Authority scored an average of 93 points. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2003 and a low score of 76 in 2001. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Arkansas is 76.44.

West Memphis 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)

Latest Public Housing Inspection Scores What are REAC Scores?

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

West Memphis Housing Authority manages one rental property which has an inspection score of 75. To be a passing score, a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. Courtyard Apartments has a passing score.

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

Waiting List Status:


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.

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2

Public Housing Projects

374

Public Housing Units

523

Section 8 Vouchers

Medium Low (250 - 499)

Public Housing Size

Medium High (500 - 1,249)

Section 8 Size

Combined

Program Type

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