White River Regional Housing Authority

1320 East Main Street
Melbourne, Izard County, Arkansas 72556

White River Regional Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Melbourne, Arkansas that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of November 15th, 2019, White River Regional Housing Authority has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The White River Regional Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

White River Regional Housing Authority serves Cleburne County, Fulton County, Independence County, Izard County, Jackson County, Sharp County, Stone County, Van Buren County, White County and Woodruff County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
White River Regional Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice

Open White River Regional Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Until Further Notice: White River Regional Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

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

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

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

More information about White River Regional Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.wrrha.com/.

Representatives of White River Regional Housing Authority may be available by phone at (870) 368-5200. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 11/15/2019, it is not known if White River Regional 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 White River Regional Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, White River Regional Housing Authority manages 1,770 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

Standard Ported Out Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 1,515 12 100
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $288 $572 $230
Monthly Cost $435,945 $6,859 $23,044

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for White River Regional 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 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 Operated by White River Regional Housing Authority

White River Regional

808 Oak Ave
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