White River Regional Housing Authority

1320 East Main Street, Melbourne, AR

There are two waiting lists open now offered by White River Regional Housing Authority.

White River Regional Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Waiting ListStatus
White River Regional Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
White River Regional Housing Authority Public Housing Open Until Further Notice

White River Regional Housing Authority offers the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) and Public Housing programs in Cleburne County, Fulton County, Independence County, Izard County, Jackson County, Sharp County, Stone County, Van Buren County, White County and Woodruff County.

Go to the Arkansas Section 8 Waiting Lists page or the Arkansas Public Housing Waiting Lists page for more nearby housing applications.

Open Until Further Notice: White River Regional Housing Authority Section 8 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Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

The Housing Choice Voucher Program is government-subsidized rental housing. The program is designed to enable very low income household (individuals and families) access to affordable private housing when eligibility qualifications are met. Interested persons must contact a local coordinator for information and an application or you may download an application from http://www.wrrha.com/voucher-program/

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via 8703685200.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 09/20/2018.

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Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

As of July 2017, the White River Regional Housing Authority (WRRHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list applications.

To apply: Complete an application at the WRRHA office, located at 1327 East Main, PO Box 650, Melbourne, AR 72556.

For more information, visit the WRRHA website, or call the office at (870) 368-5200.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via 8703685200.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 07/10/2017.

About White River Regional Housing Authority

About the White River Regional Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, White River Regional Housing Authority manages 1,769 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following table summarizes types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2021:

Standard Ported Out Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 1,512 17 100
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $321 $854 $273
Monthly Cost $485,459 $14,510 $27,338
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 32% having issued approximately 53 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 4 years0 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 17 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.1 persons and has a household income of $10,208 per year. 96% of households were very low income (VLI) and 64% were extremely low income (ELI). 23% of households had wages as a major source of income, 0% 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

5% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 50% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 26% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 19% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 2% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

42% of households included children, 7% of which had two adults in the household. 36% of households with children have a female head of household. 75% of all households were headed by a female.

19% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 16% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the White River Regional Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 29% include at least one person with a disability. 47% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 78% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

35% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 39% with 2 bedrooms and 26% 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 White River Regional Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $257 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $455. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $129.

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 White River Regional Housing Authority

White River Regional

808 Oak Ave
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Low Income Housing Managed by White River Regional Housing Authority

Homewood Village Apartments

321 Homewood Ln
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Call For Rent
1-2 BR
55+

Inman Acres White River Apartments

108 E WALNUT
Russell, Arkansas
1 BR
Accessible
62+
Family & Senior