Jonesboro Urban Renewal and Housing Authority

330 Union Street
Jonesboro, Craighead County, Arkansas 72401

Jonesboro Urban Renewal and Housing Authority is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of October 25th, 2021, Jonesboro Urban Renewal and Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Jonesboro Urban Renewal and Housing Authority serves Craighead County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Jonesboro Urban Renewal & Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice

Open Jonesboro Urban Renewal and Housing Authority Waiting Lists

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Application methods may change, as well. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, you can contact the housing authority directly. Office operations may be different from usual, and it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Jonesboro Urban Renewal and Housing Authority Website: http://www.jurha.org/.

Jonesboro Urban Renewal and Housing Authority Phone: (870) 935-9800.

Open Until Further Notice: Jonesboro Urban Renewal & Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Jonesboro Urban Renewal & Housing Authority (JURHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open until further notice.

To apply, call the JURHA office to make an appointment with an application technician at (870) 935-9800, Ext. 112.

The following preferences have been identified: Live, work, or attend school in Craighead County, AR.

For more information, visit the JURHA website, or call the office at (870) 935-9800.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via 8709359800.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 07/14/2017.

About Jonesboro Urban Renewal and Housing Authority

More information about Jonesboro Urban Renewal and Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.jurha.org/.

Representatives of Jonesboro Urban Renewal and Housing Authority may be available by phone at (870) 935-9800. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 10/25/2021, it is not known if Jonesboro Urban Renewal and Housing Authority is either absorbing or billing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Jonesboro Urban Renewal and Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Jonesboro Urban Renewal and Housing Authority manages 1,273 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of June 30th, 2021:

Standard Homeownership Family Unification Ported Out Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 1,106 9 43 22 93
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $528 $332 $632 $1,001 $392
Monthly Cost $583,903 $2,986 $27,160 $22,013 $36,426

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Jonesboro Urban Renewal and 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 13% having issued approximately 100 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 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 18 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.7 persons and has a household income of $11,577 per year. 92% of households were very low income (VLI) and 66% were extremely low income (ELI). 31% 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 63% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

8% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 65% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 17% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 11% 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.

65% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 63% of households with children have a female head of household. 91% of all households were headed by a female.

66% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 65% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Jonesboro Urban Renewal and Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 19% include at least one person with a disability. 28% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 79% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

13% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 34% with 2 bedrooms and 53% with 3 or more bedrooms. 24% 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 Jonesboro Urban Renewal and Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $272 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $574. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $131.



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.


Public Housing Apartments Operated by Jonesboro Urban Renewal and Housing Authority

Cayman Villa Woodland Courts

500 E Cherry Ave
Jonesboro, Arkansas

Low Income Housing Managed by Jonesboro Urban Renewal and Housing Authority

Craighead Place

1435 Belt St
Jonesboro, Arkansas
$660
3 BR