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Section 8 Waiting Lists in Arkansas

As of April 5th 2020, there are 19 Section 8 waiting lists that are open now, opening soon, or always open in Arkansas.

Section 8 Waiting Lists Open Until Further Notice

There are 19 Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting Lists in Arkansas that are either always open or that have not announced a closing date.

Waiting List Last Updated On
Yell County, Arkansas August 14th, 2018
Pope County, Arkansas August 14th, 2018
Franklin County, Arkansas August 14th, 2018
Fort Smith Housing Authority July 14th, 2017
Hot Springs Housing Authority July 3rd, 2018
Wynne Housing Authority July 3rd, 2018
Lonoke County Housing Authority July 14th, 2017
Lincoln County, Arkansas September 12th, 2017
Hope Housing Authority July 6th, 2018
Polk County Housing Authority July 14th, 2017
Paragould Housing Authority July 14th, 2017
Jonesboro Urban Renewal & Housing Authority July 14th, 2017
De Valls Bluff Housing Authority July 2nd, 2018
Stuttgart Housing Authority July 2nd, 2018
White River Regional Housing Authority September 20th, 2018
Desha County, Arkansas September 12th, 2017
Chicot County, Arkansas September 12th, 2017
Clarendon Housing Authority January 15th, 2016
Pine Bluff Housing Authority July 2nd, 2018

There are 144 housing authorities in Arkansas which offer the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program. For more on the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program visit the Housing Choice Voucher section of our Low Income Housing Renter's Guide.

Closed Section 8 Waiting Lists

The following waiting lists have been confirmed to be closed in the last two years.

Waiting List Closed Date
Pulaski County, Arkansas Closed on April 29th, 2018