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De Valls Bluff Housing Authority

753 E. Walnut Street
De Valls Bluff, Prairie County, Arkansas
(870) 998-2812

Program Details

De Valls Bluff Housing Authority is a Section 8 Agency in De Valls Bluff, Arkansas.

De Valls Bluff Housing Authority serves Prairie County.

De Valls Bluff Housing Authority Waiting Lists

De Valls Bluff Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List: Open Indefinitely


Please note: The De Valls Bluff Housing Authority covers Prairie County, AR.
The De Valls Bluff Housing Authority (DVBHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. This waiting list is open indefinitely.


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 these preferences, applicants who do not qualify may have a longer wait to receive assistance.



There are two ways to apply:

  1. Local residents can visit the DVBHA office to pick up a pre-application, located at 753 E. Walnut Street, De Valls Bluff, AR 72041.
  2. Non-local residents can call the DVBHA at (870) 998-2812 to request a pre-application be mailed to them.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Residents, working.


Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time of pre-application submission.


Important note: Applicants who have been placed on the waiting list must inform the housing authority immediately if your application information changes (such as contact information, income, and household members). In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list. Contact the housing authority to find out how to update application information.


For more information, call the DVBHA office at (870) 998-2812.


After applying, learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 04/05/2016.

About De Valls Bluff Housing Authority

HCV Portability Status

As of 05/24/2018, it is not known if De Valls Bluff Housing Authority is accepting Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the De Valls Bluff Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, De Valls Bluff Housing Authority manages 36 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

Standard
Vouchers36
Monthly Cost Per Voucher$299
Monthly Cost$10,778

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for De Valls Bluff Housing Authority

Waiting List and Tenancy

According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 10% having issued approximately 4 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 years and 10 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 18 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.5 persons and has a household income of $11,411 per year. 95% of households were very low income (VLI) and 59% were extremely low income (ELI). 32% of households had wages as a major source of income, -1% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 66% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

5% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 63% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 20% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 12% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, -1% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

56% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 49% of households with children have a female head of household. 85% of all households were headed by a female.

61% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 61% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the De Valls Bluff Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 25% include at least one person with a disability. 50% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 80% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

10% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 49% with 2 bedrooms and 41% with 3 or more bedrooms. 39% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.

Rent, Assistance, and Utility Allowances

The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by De Valls Bluff Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $283 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $390. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $99.



1. This Picture of Subsidized Households data field is the average wait time of those who received a voucher in the preceding 12 months. Due to special voucher programs like VASH, recent waiting list purges, or waiting list preferences the average wait time can vary significantly from one year to the next and it is entirely possible many current applicants on the waiting list have been waiting for assistance for far longer.