Little River County Housing Authority

215 North Madden Street
Foreman, Little River County, Arkansas 71836

Little River County Housing Authority is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of October 17th, 2021, Little River County Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Little River County Housing Authority serves Little River County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Little River County Housing Authority Public Housing Open Until Further Notice

Open Little River County 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.

Little River County Housing Authority Website: http://www.littleriverhousing.org/.

Little River County Housing Authority Phone: (870) 542-6464.

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing 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Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.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

As of July 2017, the Little River County Housing Authority (LRCHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications for families and senior/disabled households.

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Visit one of the following offices to pick up a pre-application: 215 North Madden Street, Foreman, AR 71836; or 251 Federal Street, Ashdown, AR 71822, from 8:00 am until 4:30 pm CT, Monday-Friday.
  2. Request to have a pre-application mailed to you by calling (870) 542-6464 (Foreman) or (870) 898-2107 (Ashdown), 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, proof of all income, and photo IDs for all adult household members.

The LRCHA does have a preference for: Applicants that live and/or work in Little River County, near elderly, elderly, disabled, emergency, victims of domestic violence, single families, and unassisted applicants.

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 the pre-application with the housing authority.

If any application information changes from the time the original was submitted (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, the applicant's 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, visit the LRHA website, or call the office at

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (870)542-6464.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 07/10/2017.

About Little River County Housing Authority

More information about Little River County Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.littleriverhousing.org/.

Representatives of Little River County Housing Authority may be available by phone at (870) 542-6464. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 10/17/2021, it is not known if Little River County 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 Little River County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Little River County Housing Authority manages 40 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
Vouchers 40
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $313
Monthly Cost $12,508

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Little River County 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 29% having issued approximately 1 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 5 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 5 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.9 persons and has a household income of $15,292 per year. 83% of households were very low income (VLI) and 49% were extremely low income (ELI). 51% of households had wages as a major source of income, 2% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 46% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

12% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 68% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 5% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 15% 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.

78% of households included children, 5% of which had two adults in the household. 76% of households with children have a female head of household. 98% of all households were headed by a female.

76% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 76% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Little River County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 8% include at least one person with a disability. 17% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 50% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

-1% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 34% with 2 bedrooms and 66% with 3 or more bedrooms. 29% 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 Little River County Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $364 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $364. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $140.



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 Little River County Housing Authority

Little River Ashdown

110 Federal St
Ashdown, Arkansas