About Housing Arkansas

 

Housing Arkansas is working hard to help meet the housing needs of Arkansans:  every child deserves a safe place to call home; a place to call home offers seniors an opportunity to live and grow with independence and dignity; our veterans should have access to safe, affordable housing; and all hardworking Arkansans should be able to afford a home and still have enough money for groceries and child care.

 

Housing Arkansas formed in 2008. After successfully advocating for passage of an Arkansas Housing Trust Fund, our continuing purpose is to speak for a permanent, dedicated source of revenue for the Housing Trust Fund, Act 661 of 2009.   

 

The Arkansas Legislature provided a one-time pilot funding amount of $500,000 to the Trust Fund in 2013.  The Arkansas Development Finance Authority Board of Directors awarded the $500,000 in February, 2015.

 

This funding was an important step forward in the campaign to secure a permanent, dedicated source of revenue; it was the first investment of state funds since the Housing Trust Fund was established.

 

Housing Arkansas continues to work with our Legislators in the interim between Regular Sessions; the next Regular Session will be in 2021.  We know additional work remains to be done; your support is needed, more than ever, as the campaign continues to advocate for securing a permanent, dedicated source of revenue for the Arkansas Housing Trust Fund. 

 

 

 

The Arkansas Housing Trust Fund.  Making it real:  A place to call home.

Additional information and media inquiries

 

Housing Arkansas Chair

Sara Oliver

sarasplato@att.net

 

 

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