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Arkansas rental assistance programs.

Low income renters, senior citizens, single mothers and others in Arkansas will get help paying their rent from agencies near them, including charities, non-profits and the government. Cities, towns and counties in Arkansas provide financial help or support. There may be money to pay rental expenses to stop homelessness or free lawyers for tenants, security deposit funds for rehousing and more. Find details on immediate rent assistance programs in AR below.

Arkansas cities and counties are listed below. Local communities have various charities or government programs that will offer rent assistance, often times the same day. There is also security deposit help, hardship grants for tenants and other housing resources in each county. The local assistance programs are in addition to federal or statewide resources.

Find help with rent in AR from charities or government programs

There are many regional and state rental assistance programs in Arkansas for low-income families.  These resources provide support across the entire state, no matter where the tenant, homeless person or low-income rent lives. The main programs for a grant, loan, or other emergency or long term housing program include the following.

HUD section 8 housing vouchers in AR – Government, income-based housing and apartments are available. The low-income family, senior or single mom or dad needs to pay rent, based on their home. Section 8 homes are also for bad credit families, and more on

  • Homeless prevention – Non-profits and the government provide emergency rental assistance to stop evictions or rehouse people. There are many emergency programs offered to ow-income families with an eviction notice or the homeless, including free ESG grant money. More on how to stop an eviction in Arkansas.
  • Arkansas Community Action – Non-profit agencies operate in all Arkansas counties. They provide government grants to help with rent, moving cost help, case management, budgeting and other services. Get grant money from Arkansas community action.
  • Free tenant lawyers – Seniors and low-income families that rent a home or apartment will get free legal aid from attorneys. They help with evictions, applications to rent assistance, address housing discrimination and offer other free services. Find free attorneys in Arkansas for tenants.





  • Salvation Army social services and housing – The faith based Christian charity has limited emergency rent or utility bill assistance. There is support for people of all ages, races, ethnicities and incomes. Or get transitional housing, motel vouchers and other funds – in addition to funds for rent. There are many other services too, and find rental assistance from Salvation Army in Arkansas.
  • Cash assistance – Government benefits help families living in poverty or single adults, including with housing or rent costs. The funds are minimal, but the extra financial help may be beneficial. More on Arkansas emergency cash assistance.
  • Emergency housing programs in Arkansas -  Private landlords and HUD housing programs help senior citizens who are on social security, the disabled and veterans get a place to live in a crisis. The emergency vouchers help pay the rent and bills for public housing units, apartments, or other units. Continue with Section 8 emergency housing.

There are also many other local county and city programs in Arkansas. Low-income families, who need money for paying rent or other housing costs, can turn to a church, charity, or local government office. The local agencies below can be combined with the statewide programs too.

Local Arkansas rent assistance programs

Select a city or county near you, listed below, for applications to local rent assistance programs in Arkansas. Many agencies near where you live, such as churches, charities, no non-profits provide help. Based on various factors, low-income families may be provided emergency loans, government grants or other funds to help them through a crisis.

Fayetteville Arkansas area, including Washington and Benton County

Fort Smith and Sebastian County

Little Rock and Pulaski County


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