Arkansans for Stronger Communities
Changing Arkansas laws to bring us into the 21st century and make our communities stronger.
Arkansans for Stronger Communities (ASC) supports changing Arkansas laws to bring us into the 21st Century and make our communities stronger. ASC is a 501(c)(4) nonprofit public benefit corporation.
ASC exists to propose and advocate for legislation that will improve Arkansas communities’ social, economic, environmental, and civic health and educate the public on these issues. Most recently, we have advocated for legislation to require fit and habitable rental housing and fair eviction laws.
Healthy housing is better for adults, children, and neighborhoods. It’s good business to have a safe, healthy workforce, starting with a safe home. Government regulates the food we eat and other products we buy. There’s even a warranty on new homes! There should be a habitability warranty for rental housing as well.
ASC partners with other organizations, including ACHANGE (Arkansas Coalition of Housing and Neighborhood Growth and Empowerment), in promoting quality, affordable housing and community economic development throughout Arkansas. [Please see our PARTNERS page.] We support local and statewide efforts to improve housing for Arkansas’s low-income and moderate-income families.
ASC affirms and supports common objectives, including but not limited to: (1) representing a collective voice supporting public policy and programs for quality, affordable housing; (2) study best practices in affordable housing and inform & educate the public; (3) draft legislation and advocate for policies and programs to implement appropriate, sustainable, affordable housing and community development within Arkansas; and (4) support a holistic process for addressing housing issues.
Because we advocate for legislation, contributions to Arkansans for Stronger Communities are not deductible for either federal or state income tax purposes as charitable contributions.
Note: Contributions to civic leagues or other section 501(c)(4) organizations generally are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes. They may be deductible as trade or business expenses, if ordinary and necessary in the conduct of the taxpayer’s business.