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As Arkansas Rents and Eviction Rise, Tenants Respond

Aaron Sousa

With evictions and median rent spiraling upwards, Arkansas Renters United responded by organizing a demonstration outside the Washington County Courthouse. The protest aimed to publicize opposition to Gov. Hutchinson's rejection of $146 million in federal funds for rental aid and show the difficulties many renters face with rising housing costs.

Rachell Sanchez-Smith is an assistant producer for Ozarks at Large and an undergraduate student at the University of Arkansas studying journalism.