Russellville Housing Authority
Russellville Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of October 1st, 2020, Russellville Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.
The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.
Russellville Housing Authority serves Russellville.
Waiting List Statuses
| Public Housing
||Open Until Further Notice
Open Russellville Housing Authority 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.
Russellville Housing Authority Phone: (479) 968-5440.
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Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.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 Public Housing Waiting List
The Russellville 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 182 units for families and senior/disabled households, ranging in size from studios to 3 bedrooms.
To apply, visit the RHA office to pick up a pre-application, located at 115 S Denver Ave., Russellville, AR 72801, from 8:00 am until 4:30 pm CT, Monday-Friday.
Once the pre-application has been completed, you must attend the appointment that they gave you when you picked up the pre-application to return it.
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 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 (479) 968-5440 from 8:00 am until 4:30 pm, Monday-Friday.
Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (479)968-5440.
Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.
Last Updated on 01/22/2016.
About Russellville Housing Authority
Representatives of Russellville Housing Authority may be available by phone at (479) 968-5440. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.
About the Russellville Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program
As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Russellville Housing Authority manages 142 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 ||Tenant Protection ||VASH |
||132 ||1 ||8 |
|Monthly Cost Per Voucher
||$275 ||$301 ||$249 |
||$36,355 ||$301 ||$1,994 |
Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Russellville 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 25% having issued approximately 6 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 4 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 5 months on the waiting list1.
According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.8 persons and has a household income of $11,104 per year. 98% of households were very low income (VLI) and 57% were extremely low income (ELI). 21% 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 77% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.
Heads of Household Characteristics
5% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 50% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 22% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 23% 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.
31% of households included children, 5% of which had two adults in the household. 28% of households with children have a female head of household. 79% of all households were headed by a female.
19% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 14% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.
Of all households participating in the Russellville Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 38% include at least one person with a disability. 56% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 82% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.
Bedroom Size and Overhousing
42% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 44% with 2 bedrooms and 15% with 3 or more bedrooms. 28% 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 Russellville Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $274 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $398. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $116.
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 Russellville Housing Authority
318 S Glenwood Ave