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 to a committee. We’ll let you know which one, and link you to contact information so you can easily contact those legislators and ask for their vote. Questions? Email us at email@example.com.
The pandemic has rendered thousands of Arkansans unable to pay the rent through no fault of their own. In January the federal government made available $173 million to DHS for rent assistance to Arkansans in 72 counties, and $27 million to Benton, Pulaski, and Washington counties, who have their own programs. As of last week