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Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8)

The Housing Choice Voucher Programs (HCV), formally Section 8 Rental Assistance, authorizes the payment of rental housing assistance to private landlords on behalf of low-income households. The Housing Choice Voucher program can pay a large portion of the rent and utilities, depending on household size and income. See each county's income limits here (note: limits change approximately April of each year) :

1 $18,950.00 $18,950.00 $18,950.00
2 $21,650.00 $21,650.00 $21,650.00
3 $24,350.00 $24,350.00 $24,350.00
4 $27,050.00 $27,050.00 $27,050.00
5 $29,250.00 $29,250.00 $29,250.00
6 $31,400.00 $31,400.00 $31,400.00
7 $33,550.00 $33,550.00 $33,550.00
8 $35,750.00 $35,750.00 $35,750.00


The tenant is free to choose a unit in the private sector, is not limited to specific complexes, and may reside anywhere in county in which they apply. Under the voucher program, individuals or families with a voucher find and lease a unit and pay a portion of the rent. Families who participate in the program must abide by a series of rules and regulations, often referred to as "family obligations", in order to maintain their voucher, including accurately reporting all changes in household income and family composition so the amount of their subsidy (and the applicable rental unit size limitation) can be updated accordingly.

Universal Housing Development Corporation began administering the Housing Choice Voucher Programs (HCV) for Pope, Yell and Franklin counties in the Arkansas River Valley in 1976.  When a tenant drops off the HCV program, their slot is given to the top person on the waiting list for that county.

Applications can be downloaded and printed with the links below.

Pope County HCV Application 

Yell County HCV Application 

Franklin County HCV Application 


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