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Pope County Public Facilities Board

301 E. 3rd Street
Russellville, Pope County, Arkansas 72801

Pope County Public Facilities Board is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program. As of March 8th, 2021, Pope County Public Facilities Board has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Pope County Public Facilities Board serves Pope County.

The Pope County Public Facilities Board, Yell County Public Facilities Board, and Franklin County Public Housing Agency operate under the Universal Housing Development Corporation (UHDC).

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Pope County, Arkansas Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice

Open Pope County Public Facilities Board Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Pope County Public Facilities Board Website: http://www.uhdchousing.org/what_we_do/rental.html.

Pope County Public Facilities Board Phone: (479) 968-5001.

Open Until Further Notice: Pope County, Arkansas 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Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.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 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Pope County Public Facilities Board (PCPFB) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open until further notice.

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Download and print the application online here. Select the "Pope County Rental Assistance Application" link.
  2. Pick up an application at any Universal Housing Development Corporation (UHDC) office. The address to each office can be found here.

Once the paper application has been completed, it must be:

  1. Mailed to the UHDC at PO Box 846, Russellville, Arkansas, 72811.
  2. Dropped off at the UHDC main office at 301 East 3rd Street, Russellville, Arkansas, 72801, Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, CT.
  3. Emailed to reception@uhdc.net.

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

There are no preferences.

For more information, visit the UHDC website, or call the Pope County office at (479) 968-5001.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (479) 968-5001.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 08/14/2018.

About Pope County Public Facilities Board

More information about Pope County Public Facilities Board can be found on its website at http://www.uhdchousing.org/what_we_do/rental.html.

Representatives of Pope County Public Facilities Board may be available by phone at (479) 968-5001. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 03/08/2021, it is not known if Pope County Public Facilities Board 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 Pope County Public Facilities Board Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Pope County Public Facilities Board manages 154 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2019:

Standard Homeownership VASH
Vouchers 145 4 5
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $435 $280 $441
Monthly Cost $63,007 $1,120 $2,204

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Pope County Public Facilities Board

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 9% having issued approximately 15 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 12 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 $11,106 per year. 95% of households were very low income (VLI) and 64% were extremely low income (ELI). 19% 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 75% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

2% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 51% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 27% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 20% 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.

52% of households included children, 7% of which had two adults in the household. 49% of households with children have a female head of household. 86% of all households were headed by a female.

33% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 28% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Pope County Public Facilities Board Housing Choice Voucher program, 29% include at least one person with a disability. 48% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 100% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

19% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 39% with 2 bedrooms and 42% with 3 or more bedrooms. 19% 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 Pope County Public Facilities Board voucher holders in 2016 was $278 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $510. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $156.



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.