Prescott Housing Authority

398 Hale Avenue
Prescott, Nevada County, Arkansas 71857

Prescott Housing Authority is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of August 16th, 2022, Prescott Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Prescott Housing Authority offers Public Housing and Section 8 Housing rental assistance in Prescott.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Prescott Housing Authority Public Housing Open Until Further Notice

Open Prescott Housing Authority Waiting Lists

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Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

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

The PHA offers one Public Housing community with 103 units for families and senior/disabled households, ranging in size from 1 to 4 bedrooms.

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 there preferences, it is likely applicants who do qualify will have a long wait to receive assistance, or will not receive assistance from this office.

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Visit the PHA office to pick up a pre-application, located at 398 Hale Ave., Prescott, AR 71857, from 8:00 am until 4:30 pm, Monday-Friday.
  2. Request to have a pre-application mailed to you by calling (870) 887-3718, 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, photo IDs for all adult household members, and proof of all income.

The PHA does have a preference for: Elderly, disabled, and working families.

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 PHA office at (870) 887-3718 from 8:00 am until 4:30 pm, Monday-Friday.
Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (870)887-3718.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 01/21/2016.

About Prescott Housing Authority

Representatives of Prescott Housing Authority may be available by phone at (870) 887-3718. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 08/16/2022, it is not known if Prescott 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 Prescott Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Prescott Housing Authority manages 64 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Ported Out
Vouchers 63 1
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $378 $111
Monthly Cost $23,826 $111

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Prescott 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 41% having issued approximately 2 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 3 years and 1 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 3 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.3 persons and has a household income of $9,118 per year. 97% of households were very low income (VLI) and 69% were extremely low income (ELI). 33% 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 66% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

30% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 45% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 13% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 13% 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.

62% of households included children, -1% of which had two adults in the household. 61% of households with children have a female head of household. 92% of all households were headed by a female.

78% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 78% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Prescott Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 9% include at least one person with a disability. 14% 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

23% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 48% with 2 bedrooms and 28% with 3 or more bedrooms. 11% 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 Prescott Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $219 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $536. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $127.



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 Prescott Housing Authority

North Terrace Addition

700 High Meadow St
Prescott, Arkansas