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Frequently Asked Questions


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About Little River Housing Authority
Can I get a preference?

Little River County HA's Admissions and Occupany Policy (ACOP) allows for certain ranking preferences that applicants may be eligible for. Preferences only apply for Local residents, Elderly/Disabled, Working, Emergency, Near Elderly, Victims of Domestic Violence, Single families, Unassisted applicants.

Where are Public Housing units located?

Little River County HA's units are located in numerous communites throughout Foreman and Ashdown.

What if I have other questions?

If you have a question, you may call 870-542-6464 or 870-898-2107, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. You can also find answers to many of your questions on this FAQ page.

How do Property Owners participate in the program?

Property owners who have property for rent should advertise and market their property. Voucher holders will contact you directly if they are interested in your property. If a family or individual with a voucher passes your screening process, you will submit a Request for Tenancy Approval (RTA) packet provided by the Voucher holder and submit it to the Little River County HA. Afterwards the Little River County HA will contact you to schedule an inspection.

Does the program screen families before issuing them vouchers?

Yes, Little River County HA conducts criminal background checks on all families and individual 18 years of age or older. Members of an applicant household must pass a criminal background check and meet income guidelines before they are issued vouchers. Property owners should implement and carry out their own screening process for all propspective tenants regardless of whether or not they are Voucher holders.

Am I allowed to consult with a Voucher Holder's previous landlord as part of my screening?

Yes. If a Voucher holder previously rented a unit under the HCV program, Little River County HA can provide the contact information for the Property owner/manager of that unit to assist you in your screening process. The request must be submitted in writing to the Little River County HA office.

Why are units required to pass an inspection?

All units must pass the HQS inspection to ensure that they meet a minimum set of health and safety requirements established by the Federal Government. The inspection process is based on the premise that government funds should not subsidize substandard housing and that all families regardless of their income have a right to live in housing that is decent, safe and sanitary.

How do I report fraud?

Should you become aware of any fraudulent activity by a Little River County HA employee, HCV Voucher holder, HCV participant or participating Property owner/manager, please report it to the Little River County HA at 870-542-6464. All reports are kept confidential.

Housing Choice Vouchers (Section 8)
If I am on the HCV Waiting list, can I also be on the Public Housing Waiting list?

Yes. Little River County HA allows families to be on both the HCV and the Public Housing waiting list at the same time.

What is the cost to participate in the HCV Program?

There is no cost. The HVC Program is a government service provided free of charge. It is illegal for anyone to charge applicants, voucher holders or participants for any services provided by the HVC program.

How does a family participate in the Housing Choice Voucher Program?

As vouchers become available, Little River County HA pulls names from the waiting list and screens them for program eligibility. Families who meet the income guidelines and pass a criminal background check are issued a voucher. The voucher allows them to have a portion of their rent paid by Little River County HA and HUD (Dept. of Housing and Urban Development).

Am I allowed to consult with a Voucher Holder's previous landlord as part of my screening?

Yes. If a Voucher holder previously rented a unit under the HCV program, Little River County HA can provide the contact information for the Property owner/manager of that unit to assist you in your screening process. The request must be submitted in writing to the Little River County HA office.

Resident Services
Can I get a preference?

Little River County HA's Admissions and Occupany Policy (ACOP) allows for certain ranking preferences that applicants may be eligible for. Preferences only apply for Local residents, Elderly/Disabled, Working, Emergency, Near Elderly, Victims of Domestic Violence, Single families, Unassisted applicants.

Where are Public Housing units located?

Little River County HA's units are located in numerous communites throughout Foreman and Ashdown.

What if I have other questions?

If you have a question, you may call 870-542-6464 or 870-898-2107, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. You can also find answers to many of your questions on this FAQ page.

If I am on the HCV Waiting list, can I also be on the Public Housing Waiting list?

Yes. Little River County HA allows families to be on both the HCV and the Public Housing waiting list at the same time.

Does the program screen families before issuing them vouchers?

Yes, Little River County HA conducts criminal background checks on all families and individual 18 years of age or older. Members of an applicant household must pass a criminal background check and meet income guidelines before they are issued vouchers. Property owners should implement and carry out their own screening process for all propspective tenants regardless of whether or not they are Voucher holders.

I am on the waiting list. How do I find out my status?

To check on the status of your HCV application, please call 870-542-6464. To check on the status of your Public Housing application: (For Foreman waiting list: 870-542-6464) or (For Ashdown waiting list: 870-898-2107.)

How can I get on the program waiting list?

At this time, the HCV program waiting list is closed. The waiting list for the Public Housing program is open. You can apply for Public Housing at our office in Foreman or Ashdown.

When will the waiting list re-open?

The Little River County HA has not determined when the HCV program waiting list will re-open. Public notice will be given if and when the waiting list re-opens.

Why are units required to pass an inspection?

All units must pass the HQS inspection to ensure that they meet a minimum set of health and safety requirements established by the Federal Government. The inspection process is based on the premise that government funds should not subsidize substandard housing and that all families regardless of their income have a right to live in housing that is decent, safe and sanitary.

How do I report fraud?

Should you become aware of any fraudulent activity by a Little River County HA employee, HCV Voucher holder, HCV participant or participating Property owner/manager, please report it to the Little River County HA at 870-542-6464. All reports are kept confidential.

What is the cost to participate in the HCV Program?

There is no cost. The HVC Program is a government service provided free of charge. It is illegal for anyone to charge applicants, voucher holders or participants for any services provided by the HVC program.

How does a family participate in the Housing Choice Voucher Program?

As vouchers become available, Little River County HA pulls names from the waiting list and screens them for program eligibility. Families who meet the income guidelines and pass a criminal background check are issued a voucher. The voucher allows them to have a portion of their rent paid by Little River County HA and HUD (Dept. of Housing and Urban Development).

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