Resources

​​To promote the development of housing that all Arkansans can afford, the Housing Arkansas also serves as an avenue for current information about housing issues facing the state and nation to educate those interested in affordable housing issues.

Local and National Organizations

AARP
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of more than 37 million, that helps people 50+ have independence, choice and control in ways that are beneficial to them and society as a whole.


ACHANGE
ACHANGE is a collective voice that promotes quality, affordable housing and community economic development throughout the state of Arkansas.  The coalition focuses on the need for affordable housing solutions for Arkansas citizens.  ACHANGE supports education; provides training; encourages responsible growth and sustainability; and works to influence public policy on issues related to affordable housing in Arkansas.

Arkansas Development Finance Authority

ADFA administers funding in the form of tax exempt bonds and other debt instruments through its series of program activities that support state  Economic Development, Homeownership, and Affordable Rental Housing.

The Housing Trust Fund Project
The Housing Trust Fund Project was created in 1986, is a special initiative of the Center for Community Change. The Project operates as a clearinghouse of information on housing trust funds throughout the country, and provides technical assistance to organizations and agencies working to create or implement these funds.

National Housing Conference
A membership drawn from every industry segment forms the foundation for NHC's broad, nonpartisan advocacy for national policies and legislation that promote suitable housing in a safe, decent environment.

National Housing Trust Fund
The National Housing Trust Fund Campaign is working to establish a National Housing Trust Fund with ongoing, permanent, dedicated and sufficient sources of revenue to build, rehabilitate and preserve 1.5 million units of housing for the lowest income families over the next 10 years.

ShelterForce (The Voice of Community Development)

​Shelterforce is the only independent, non-academic publication covering the worlds of community development, affordable housing, and neighborhood stabilization. 

National Home Builders Association​​​​​​
NAHB produces in-depth economic analyses of the home building industry based on private and government data.

 

NeighborWorks America

NeighborWorks America is the country’s preeminent leader in affordable housing and community development. that works to create opportunities for lower-income people to live in affordable homes in safe, sustainable neighborhoods that are healthy places for families to grow.

​Center for Community Change

Center for Community Change's mission is to build the power and capacity of low-income people, especially low-income people of color, to have a significant impact in improving their communities and the policies and institutions that affect their lives.

Department of Housing and Urban Development

​HUD’s mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all. HUD is working to strengthen the housing market to bolster the economy and protect consumers; meet the need for quality affordable rental homes: utilize housing as a platform for improving quality of life; build inclusive and sustainable communities free from discrimination; and transform the way HUD does business.

USDA Rural Development

Rural Development supports financial programs support such essential public facilities and services as water and sewer systems, housing, health clinics, emergency service facilities and electric and telephone service that promote economic development by supporting loans to businesses through banks , credit unions and community-managed lending pools.

 

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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