Rental Assistance

Courtesy / Legal Aid of Arkansas

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention moratorium on evictions for nonpayment of rent could help some tenants stay in their homes, but many either don't know about it or don't know how to take advantage of it. The moratorium is not automatic and tenants who are facing evictions have to sign a form that needs to be submitted to their landlord.

Courtesy / Albious Latior

Hundreds of renters across Arkansas are facing eviction for nonpayment of rent in August. In part one of our two-part report, we speak with tenants and their advocates about what it's been like to lose income because of the COVID-19 pandemic, which makes it difficult to pay rent on time. And in part two, we get reaction from landlords to the CDC's recently issued eviction moratorium.

A couple of weeks ago, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development released more than $430,000 in CARES Act Funding to the City of Fayetteville's Community Resources Division. About $238,000 will go toward the city's rent and utility bill assistance program to help residents make ends meet during the pandemic. The rest of the funding has been distributed to seven local nonprofit organizations that also provide services to those in need.