Yell County Public Facilities Board

507 N. 4th, Suite E
Dardanelle, Yell County, Arkansas 72834

Yell County Public Facilities Board is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program. As of October 25th, 2021, Yell County Public Facilities Board has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Yell County Public Facilities Board serves Yell County.

The Yell County Public Facilities Board, Pope County Public Facilities Board, and Franklin County Public Housing Agency operate under the Universal Housing Development Corporation (UHDC).

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Yell County, Arkansas Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice

Open Yell County Public Facilities Board Waiting Lists

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Application methods may change, as well. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, you can contact the housing authority directly. Office operations may be different from usual, and it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Yell County Public Facilities Board Website: http://www.uhdchousing.org/what_we_do/rental.html.

Yell County Public Facilities Board Phone: (479) 229-5112.

Open Until Further Notice: Yell County, Arkansas 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Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Yell County Public Facilities Board (YCPFB) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open until further notice.

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Download and print the application online here. Select the "Yell County Rental Assistance Application" link.
  2. Pick up an application at any Universal Housing Development Corporation (UHDC) office. The address to each office can be found here.

Once the paper application has been completed, it must be:

  1. Mailed to the UHDC at PO Box 846, Russellville, Arkansas, 72811.
  2. Dropped off at the Yell County office at 507 North 4th Street, Suite E, Dardanelle, Arkansas, 72834, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, CT.
  3. Dropped off at the UHDC main office at 301 East 3rd Street, Russellville, Arkansas, 72801, Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, CT.
  4. Emailed to reception@uhdc.net.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received.

There are no preferences.

For more information, visit the UHDC website, or call the Yell County office at (479) 229-5112.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (479) 229-5112.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 08/14/2018.

About Yell County Public Facilities Board

More information about Yell County Public Facilities Board can be found on its website at http://www.uhdchousing.org/what_we_do/rental.html.

Representatives of Yell County Public Facilities Board may be available by phone at (479) 229-5112. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 10/25/2021, it is not known if Yell County Public Facilities Board 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 Yell County Public Facilities Board Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Yell County Public Facilities Board manages 61 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Ported Out
Vouchers 60 1
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $379 $1,257
Monthly Cost $22,740 $1,257

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Yell County Public Facilities Board

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 19% having issued approximately 3 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 4 years and 5 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.

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 $9,263 per year. 98% of households were very low income (VLI) and 66% were extremely low income (ELI). 19% 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 76% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

3% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 55% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 29% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 12% 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.

47% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 45% of households with children have a female head of household. 74% of all households were headed by a female.

17% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 12% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Yell County Public Facilities Board Housing Choice Voucher program, 27% include at least one person with a disability. 49% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 86% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

22% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 43% with 2 bedrooms and 34% 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 Yell County Public Facilities Board voucher holders in 2016 was $226 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $533. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $136.



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.