Northwest Regional Housing Authority
Northwest Regional Housing Authority is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program. As of January 24th, 2021, Northwest Regional Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.
Northwest Regional Housing Authority serves the counties of Baxter, Boone, Carroll, Madison, Marion, Newton, and Searcy.
Open Northwest Regional 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.
Northwest Regional Housing Authority Website: http://nwregionalhousing.org/hcv_application_process.php.
Northwest Regional Housing Authority Phone: (701) 459-2209.
Open Until Further Notice:
Northwest Regional Housing Authority 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Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.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 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List
The NorthWest Housing Authority (AR) has opened the waiting list for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program; no closing date has been identified.
Applications are available on this website:
http://nwregionalhousing.org/uploads/20140902/2b5d23096f692c549e89f3a34da2968e.pdf, or can be picked up at our office:
114 Sisco Avenue
Harrison, Arkansas 72602
You can also call our office at 870-741-5522 and request an application be mailed to you.
The application must be mailed or hand-delivered to our office. If the application is incomplete when we receive it at our office, it will not be processed and will be returned to you to complete.
PO Box 2568
Harrison, AR 72602
If your address changes while you are on the waiting list, you must contact the housing authority office a written statement with your new address. It is important that the housing authority has your correct mailing address; if a letter is sent to inform you that there is an opening for assistance, you only have 10 days to call the housing authority office or your name will be removed from the list and you will need to re-apply and be placed at the bottom of the list.
Also, if you have any changes in your income or family composition, you must notify out office in writing. These changes may affect your placement on the waiting list.
Preferences and how the waiting list will be chosen have not been identified at this time.
Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via 7014592209.
Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.
Last Updated on 09/20/2018.
About Northwest Regional Housing Authority
More information about Northwest Regional Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://nwregionalhousing.org/hcv_application_process.php.
Representatives of Northwest Regional Housing Authority may be available by phone at (701) 459-2209. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.
About the Northwest Regional Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program
As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Northwest Regional Housing Authority manages 25 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 ||Ported Out |
||24 ||1 |
|Monthly Cost Per Voucher
||$338 ||$639 |
||$8,102 ||$639 |
Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Northwest 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 36% having issued approximately 1 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 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 12 months on the waiting list1.
According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.7 persons and has a household income of $12,315 per year. 100% of households were very low income (VLI) and 86% were extremely low income (ELI). 25% 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 71% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.
Heads of Household Characteristics
7% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 21% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 25% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 46% 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.
25% of households included children, 7% of which had two adults in the household. 21% of households with children have a female head of household. 75% of all households were headed by a female.
7% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with -1% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.
Of all households participating in the Northwest Regional Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 15% include at least one person with a disability. 33% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 15% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.
Bedroom Size and Overhousing
54% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 21% with 2 bedrooms and 25% with 3 or more bedrooms. 18% 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 Northwest Regional Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $353 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $391. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $123.
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.