Promoting Housing Self-Sufficiency

Van Buren Family Housing

All of the family units at the Van Buren Housing Authority are Public Housing units. Applicant's income must meet income limits and other tenant selection criteria. Our mission is to provide safe, decent and sanitary housing for low-income families to promote personal, economic and social upward mobility, and to provide families with the opportunity to make the transition from subsidized to non-subsidized housing.

Office Phone:
(479) 474-6901
1701 Chestnut Street
(479) 474-7084
Van Buren
Property Type:

Additional Info / Amenities:

We have 122 family units scattered throughout our complex.

Eight of the family units are designated as handicap apartments that are 100% handicap friendly. The bathroom and bedroom has emergency call switches. There is easy access to the kitchen, bathroom sinks, thermostat and light switches. The bath area in these units have a roll-in shower stall with a hand held shower head.

10 units are 1-bedroom @ 600 sq. ft.
 4  units are 1-bedroom @ 720 sq. ft    
28 units are 2-bedroom @ 816 sq. ft.
10 units are 2-bedroom @ 921 sq. ft.
12 units are 2-bedroom @ 941 sq. ft.
28 units are 3-bedroom @ 964 sq. ft.
14 units are 3-bedroom @ 1057 sq. ft.
10 units are 3-bedroom @ 1058 sq. ft.
 2  units are 4-bedroom @ 1232 sq. ft.
 3  units are 4-bedroom @ 1124 sq. ft.
 1  unit is a 4-bedroom @ 1130 sq. ft.


The tenants pay for the gas and electric and VBHA pays for the water, sewer and trash removal.

All units are furnished with a gas range, refrigerator, large pantry in kitchen, and washer and dryer hook-ups. Smoke alarm, cable ready, phone jack and lots of electrical outlets. Some units are equipped with flip down windows for easy cleaning. Plenty of closets and kitchen cabinets, even outdoor locked storage units plus small patio.

There is a playground area with playground equipment in one area of our complex. A bus shelter is provided for our school children, so they can stay out of the wet weather while waiting for the bus. All of the local schools have storm shelters for your safety in case of adverse weather. There is a van available for planned activities at the Resident Center. The Resident Center is available for tenant's use; play cards, pot luck, family gatherings, birthday parties, and so on. Residents have the opportunity to get involved in the Neighborhood Watch and Resident Patrol.

Amenities close to the Van Buren Housing Authority:

We are a scattered complex so not all of our units are close to all the amenities listed. We are located within walking distance of Summit Medical Center, Bank of the Ozarks, the Van Buren Public Library, a few schools, restaurants, gas stations, churches, shopping and drug stores. Within a short distance from VBHA you will find the Van Buren Police Department, court house, municipal complex, grocery stores, child care centers and the Pointer Football Field just to mention a few places. We also have two head start facilities in our complex and the Resident Center is equipped with a computer lab that is available for resident use.

Income Guidelines:

Rent is based on income, so rent could be anywhere from $50 up to the flat rent.

1 Bedroom units currently rent for a flat fee of $409 per month. 
2 Bedroom units currently rent for a flat fee of $543 per month. 
3 Bedroom units currently rent for a flat fee of $721 per month. 
4 Bedroom units currently rent for a flat fee of $880 per month.

1-person - $27,300   5-people - $42,100 
2-people - $31,200   6-people - $45,200
3-people - $35,100   7-people - $48,300
4-people - $38,950   8-people - $51,450

Renter Qualification Deadlines:

Applications can be printed or picked up at the Van Buren Housing Authority Office. Applicants are given an application packet that contains several important forms that the manager will be happy to explain how each form is filled out if necessary.

The following information and documents are required when applying for housing assistance:

  • Original Picture I.D. for all persons over 18
  • Original Social Security Cards for all members of the household
  • Proof of current income
  • Rental References: name and address of landlords for the past 3 years
  • Official State Birth Certificates for children under 18 years of age 
    Marriage license, Divorce Decree or Separation Statement
  • Evidence of a stable relationship for at least 2 years if not legally married. Evidence may include any of the following: Birth Certificate for children, joint tax returns, prior leases, joint bank accounts, insurance policies.
  • Proof of any assets

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We are an Equal Housing Opportunity Provider. We provide housing without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, physical or mental handicap, familial status, national origin, or other protected class. To file a complaint of discrimination, write HUD Director, Office of Civil Rights, 451 7th Street S.W., Washington, D.C. 20410 or call Customer Service at (202) 708-1112 (voice) or (202) 708-1455 (TTY). HUD is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

In accordance with federal law and United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex or familial status. To file a complaint of discrimination, write HUD Director, Office of Civil Rights, 451 7th Street S.W., Washington, D.C. 20410, or call (202) 708-1112 (voice) or (202) 708-1455 (TTY).