Housing Arkansas volunteers advocate for funding 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;
> all hardworking Arkansans should be able to afford a home and still have enough money for groceries and child care.
Housing Arkansas, now affiliated with ACHANGE, formed in 2008. After successfully advocating for the passage of an Arkansas Housing Trust Fund, a 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 pilot funding in the 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 approval was an essential step forward in the campaign to secure a permanent, dedicated source of revenue.
Housing Arkansas continues to work with our Legislators in the interim between Regular Sessions; the next Regular Session will be in 2023. We know additional work remains; your assistance is essential. Thank you for being in support as the campaign continues to advocate for a permanent, dedicated source of revenue for the Arkansas Housing Trust Fund.