Washington and Benton County rent assistance.

In an emergency, there is help for paying rent in the greater Fayetteville and Bentonville Arkansas area. Several non-profit agencies provide support to individuals or families with an eviction notice or that are struggling. While funds are limited, tenants of all ages and backgrounds can apply for rental or security deposit assistance, including senior citizens or the disabled in Washington County.

There are also housing programs for Benton County families. Whether someone needs a grant or access to non-monetary aid, such as case management or placement into a shelter, agencies do coordinate rental assistance in the region for the less fortunate. The assistance can also come in the form of a grant or referrals to government programs such as section 8.

Anyone that is struggling to pay for their rent or other housing costs should seek help before they fall too far behind. Staff will help families apply if qualified, or they will link them to another local agency.

Cooperative Emergency Outreach (CEO)
Address is 1649 Huntsville Road
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701
Dial (479) 444-7500
The Washington County non-profit helps with rent expenses or utilities. All applicants need to have a source of income, whether from SSI or a job.

Grandview Apartments only offers low income homes or apartments. They do not provide direct financial aid. The main number is (479) 521-7201.

Second Mile Ministry
319 W. Lafayette Street
Fayetteville, AR 72701
(479) 521-4787
Receive information from the Benefit Bank of Arkansas. Also, based on donations, small dollars amounts of financial aid, or even loans, can be used for back rent.




Compassion Center - Cross Church Of Northwest Arkansas
Location is 2407 South Thompson
Springdale, Arkansas 72764
(479) 717-5630
Applicants with an eviction notice can get a grant for their rent. Assistance is also available for utilities to those with an upcoming disconnection.

Hope Cancer Resources
5835 West Sunset Av
Springdale, AR 72762
Phone - (479) 361-5847
Only assists people with cancer.

Project Compassion – Springdale -Salem Lutheran Church
1800 West Emma Avenue
Springdale, AR 72764
Phone - (479) 751-9359

Mission NWA Ministries
1709 Johnson Rd
Springdale, Arkansas 72762
(479) 756-7151
Case management as well as emergency assistance can help with rental expenses. They also have information on transitional housing in Washington County.

The Salvation Army – Washington County Housing Solutions
Address: 315 Holcomb Street
Springdale, Arkansas 72764
(479) 751-7352
Rental assistance is available along with transitional housing, a thrift store, and more. Additional support for rent to prevent homelessness is for seasonal workers, such as those in construction or farm workers, during slow periods.

First Baptist Church Of Bentonville
Location of the office - 220 South Main Street
Bentonville, AR 72712
Appointments are needed, and dial (479) 273-3379





First United Methodist Church
Location is 201 NW Second Street
Bentonville, AR 72712
(479) 273-2712
Financial assistance for rent, medications, transportation, and more is sometimes provided.

Bread Of Life
206 W. Johnson Ave
Springdale, Arkansas 72764
Telephone: (479) 750-5229

Project Compassion of the Salem Lutheran Church
1800 W. Emma Ave
Springdale, AR 72762
(479) 751-9359
The eviction assistance program will offer everything from one time rent help to rehousing, which can cover a portion of a security deposit.

Fayetteville Housing Authority
Address: 1 N School Ave #1
Fayetteville Arkansas
(479) 521-3850
The non-profit partners with HUD (Housing and Urban Development) to offer section 8 vouchers, counseling for tenants, and placement into low income apartments.

Helping Hands - Bentonville
Address: 320 Airport Road
Bentonville, Arkansas 72712
(479) 273-2511
Any funds emergency for rent are offered first come and served to those that qualify. Resources are available across Benton County.




Legal Aid Office
1200 Henryetta St
Springdale, AR
(479) 442-0600
Attorneys and paralegals can offer mediation, help pursue security deposits, and address unsafe or illegal housing being rented by a landlord.

First Baptist Church
1650 Slack Street
Pea Ridge, Arkansas 72751
Phone: (479) 451-8192
A quarterly program will assist with housing needs (including rent or energy costs). Staff also offer referrals.


By Jon McNamara

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