Last week, Senator Greg Leding and Representative Jay Robinson introduced SJR11, a joint resolution to create an amendment to the Arkansas Constitution if approved by Arkansas voters in 2022. The resolution would repeal Arkansas’s criminal eviction statute, require landlords to maintain premises, allow tenants of noncomplying landlords to withhold rent, sue to enforce, repair and
Yesterday President Biden directed the CDC to extend the eviction moratorium through at least March 31. This article is full of information about the December law under which Arkansas should receive $200M for rent assistance, the Biden administration’s plans for additional relief, and the difficulties of actually getting rent assistance to tenants.
Arkansas tenants have fewer rights than tenants in any other state. This session we are proposing legislation to end that and make tenants’ rights more fair. You can see a summary of the legislation we’re proposing by clicking on our Explore Issues-Evictions and Explore Issues-Habitable Rental Housing pages. When it’s introduced, it will be assigned
The Arkansas General Assembly convenes Monday. Arkansans for Stronger Communities is supporting four bills, an implied warranty of habitability and three bills affecting evictions in Arkansas. When the bills are introduced, we’ll post a new update. And we’ll be asking for your support to contact legislators and urge them to vote for the bills. The