Arkansas to Provide $10 Million in Aid to Tenants Behind on Rent
For the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic reached Arkansas in March, state legislators have approved $10 million in federal stimulus money to help tenants who are behind on their rent. The Arkansas Fresh Start COVID-19 Housing Stabilization Program will cover up to two and a half months of past due rent for applicants making up to 80 percent of area median income. A website to submit applications will be up in the next couple of weeks. In the meantime, some renters who are facing eviction for non-payment of rent may qualify for the CDC eviction moratorium after submitting a declaration form to their landlords.