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Hope Housing Authority

720 Texas Street
Hope, Hempstead County, Arkansas
(870) 777-5742

Program Details

Hope Housing Authority is a Section 8 and Public Housing Agency in Hope, Arkansas.

Hope Housing Authority serves Hope.

Hope Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Hope Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List: Open Indefinitely


The Hope Housing Authority (HHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. This waiting list is open indefinitely.


Hope, AR is about 115 miles southwest of Little Rock, AR.


To apply, visit the HHA office to pick up a pre-application, located at 720 Texas St., Hope, AR 71801, from 7:30 am until 4:30 pm CT, Monday-Friday.


Once the pre-application has been completed, it must be hand delivered to the address listed above, from 7:30 am until 4:30 pm, Monday-Friday.


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 household members.


The HHA does not have a preference. 


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


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 In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list.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 HHA office at (870) 777-6119 from 7:30 am until 4:30 pm, Monday-Friday.


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

Last Updated on 01/21/2016.

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Indefinitely

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

The HHA offers one Public Housing community with 198 units for families and senior/disabled households, ranging in size from 1 to 4 bedrooms.

To apply, visit the HHA office to pick up a pre-application, located at 720 Texas St., Hope, AR 71801, from 7:30 am until 4:30 pm CT, Monday-Friday.

Once the pre-application has been completed, it must be hand delivered to the address above, from 7:30 am until 4:30 pm, Monday-Friday.

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 household members.

The HHA does not have a preference. 

Applicants will be placed on the waiting list by the date and time the pre-application is received.

For more information, call the HHA office at (870) 777-6119 from 7:30 am until 4:30 pm, Monday-Friday.


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

Last Updated on 01/22/2016.

About Hope Housing Authority

HCV Portability Status

As of 05/24/2018, it is not known if Hope 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 Hope Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Hope Housing Authority manages 110 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

StandardHomeownershipFamily UnificationPorted Out
Vouchers97391
Monthly Cost Per Voucher$344$165$416$523
Monthly Cost$33,379$496$3,745$523

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Hope 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 26% having issued approximately 4 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 5 years and 6 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 36 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.6 persons and has a household income of $11,540 per year. 92% of households were very low income (VLI) and 56% were extremely low income (ELI). 35% 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 65% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

7% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 62% 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.

66% of households included children, 1% of which had two adults in the household. 64% of households with children have a female head of household. 93% of all households were headed by a female.

84% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 83% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Hope Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 13% include at least one person with a disability. 24% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 57% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

17% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 39% with 2 bedrooms and 44% with 3 or more bedrooms. 13% 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 Hope Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $280 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $442. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $124.



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.


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712 Texas St
Hope, Arkansas
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