Rison Housing Authority

This housing agency serves Rison, Arkansas.

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Open Until Further Notice: Rison Housing Authority Public Housing Waiting List

The Rison Housing Authority (RHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications for families and senior/disabled households.The RHA offers one Public Housing community with 34 units for families and senior/disabled households, ranging in size from studios to 4 bedrooms.To apply, visit the RHA office to pick up a pre-application, located at 500 Rice St., #39, Rison, AR 71665, from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm CT, on Monday and Thursdays.Once the pre-application has been completed, it can be placed in the drop box located in the front of the office or hand delivered inside the office, from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm, on Mondays and Thursdays.Be sure to include copies of 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 RHA does not have a preference. 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 In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list.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 RHA office at (870) 325-7420 from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm, on Mondays and Thursdays. 

About The Agency

Rison Housing Authority provides affordable housing for up to 36 low- and moderate-income households through its Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher programs.

500 Rice Street, Rison, AR

(870) 325-7420

Section 8 Application Checklist

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How large is the Rison Housing Authority?

Rison Housing Authority serves 31 low-income households. The agency manages 0 Housing Choice Vouchers and 31 public housing units.

What are the incomes of residents served by the Rison Housing Authority?

Extremely low-income (ELI) renters, earning less than 30% of Area Median Income (AMI), make up 61 percent of households served by Rison Housing Authority. Very low-income renters earn less than 50% AMI, and are 77 percent of Rison Housing Authority households.

How many Rison Housing Authority residents are employed?

Working adults head 14 households and make up 48 percent of households served by Rison Housing Authority.

How many female-headed renter households are served by the Rison Housing Authority?

There are 25 female-headed renter households living in Rison Housing Authority housing. Households headed by females are 81% of those served by the Rison Housing Authority.

What racial and ethnic groups are found among Rison Housing Authority renters?

Black 21
White 10

How many senior-headed renter households are served by Rison Housing Authority?

There are 4 households headed by seniors served by the Rison Housing Authority. Senior households are 16% of households in Rison Housing Authority housing.

How many households headed by persons with disabilities live in Rison Housing Authority housing?

There are 6 persons with disabilities living in Rison Housing Authority housing. Persons with disabilities are the head of 21% of households served by the Rison Housing Authority.

How does HUD rate the performance of the Rison Housing Authority?

The Rison Housing Authority is rated as a standard performer by HUD.

HUD rates the performance of Public Housing Agencies. The department looks at physical condition of properties, financial condition, management operations, and use of Public Housing Capital Funds for improvements.

Public Housing Communities Managed by Rison Housing Authority

Tolson Homes

500 Rice St, Rison, Arkansas 71665

payment Subsidized