Today is the first day of “Arkansas Fresh Start”. Income guidelines are significantly higher than the normal; 80% Area Median Income. Applicants apply on-line and upload any supporting documents (picture ID, pay stubs, landlord letter, etc.). Ozark Opportunities, Inc. can help up to 2.5 months past due rent at fair market rent. Or if someone is homeless (includes couch surfing, double occupancy, etc.) they can pay a security deposit equal to one month’s rent and an additional 1.5 months rent to help them stabilize. This assistance is only for renters. https://arfreshstart.com
The CDC moratorium on residential evictions is slated to end in December and this can help those families that have fallen behind get caught up or at least moving in that direction. Again, this is only for rent; utilities are not included.