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9 Local Grants for Home Repairs in Arkansas

9 Local Grants for Home Repairs in Arkansas

Whether you’re struggling to make your mortgage payments or faced with an unexpected repair expense in Arkansas, there is help available to you! While researching low income home buyer programs in Arkansas, we stumbled across several helpful programs for those who already own their own homes.

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Arkansas homeowners can get grants and low-interest, forgivable loans to assist with home repair!

Fayetteville offers a Housing Rehabilitation Program that provides repairs and improvements for homes that are not complaint with current plumbing, electrical, heating and energy efficiency standards. Improvements could include flooring, lead paint correction, plumbing, roof, gutters, siding, windows and more. They also offer an Energy and Weatherization kit program for low income families.

Fort Smith does mention homeowner rehabilitation services on their website in a paragraph describing their CDBG grant. However, they do not provide any additional information about this program online. I’ve emailed city officials for more information and will update when I receive a reply. In the meantime, please contact the city for more information.

Jacksonville offers a home program that allows eligible borrowers to borrow up to $90,000 to tear down or rebuild a new energy efficient home in the same location as their existing home. Half of the funding will be forgiven and the other half will be repaid over 20 years at one percent interest!

To qualify, you must own a home in Jacksonville city limits, have owned the home for at least three years and owe less than $5,000 on your current mortgage. The home must be in substandard condition to qualify.

Jonesboro has a Homeowner Rehabilitation Assistance program that assists low income, moderate income, elderly and handicap individuals and families ensure their homes are safe, sanitary and livable. The program provides labor and materials, replacement of principal fixtures, installation of security devices and other things. For qualifications, application requirements and waitlist information, click here. 

Little Rock provides several repair and rehabilitation programs for homeowners in Little Rock city limits. These include wheelchair ramp installation, up to $25,000 toward home repairs for seniors, Leveraged Rehabilitation Loans and more!

Pine Bluff provides up to $4,500 in an Emergency Rehabilitation Grant for low income homeowners who are in need of emergency home repairs. The funds must be used to bring the home into compliance with the city’s standard housing codes.

Springdale offers a volunteer program that helps low income elderly or disabled Springdale homeowners with minor repairs and home improvements. They also offer a larger housing rehabilitation program, which includes weatherization services, health and safety hazard correction and other repairs designed to improve the livability or appearance of the home.

Texarkana may offer home repair grants and low interest loans for low income homeowners. It appears that they revise their CDBG grant uses on an annual basis, so you will need to check with the city to see what is currently available.

West Memphis provides up to $20,000 per home for substantial repairs like plumbing, eletrical, heating, air conditioner, flooring repair, foundation repair, sheet rock and windows. They also have summer youth programs that assist with small services like painting and drywall repair. For eligibility criteria, please contact the city.

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Buffie Lain Champy

Tuesday 13th of September 2022

Please help

Buffie Lain Champy

Tuesday 13th of September 2022

We live in a mobile home with every window broken. My roommate is very sick with COPD and a heart condition. Location Hot Springs ar

Catherine Marucci

Tuesday 13th of September 2022

Hi Buffie. That's terrible! If the above resources aren't helpful, contact 211 to see if there is anything else they can suggest. Also, this article may be a good one to read:

Janiea Barnes

Saturday 13th of August 2022

I was trying to see if it's any programs in my hometown, I stay in Mcgehee, Ark and I noticed the closes would be Pine Bluff. I am in need of help and can't find help to repair my home due to my disability. HELP

Catherine Marucci

Sunday 14th of August 2022

Hi Janiea. There are some national programs that may be able to help:

Kim Archer

Saturday 30th of July 2022

I live in rector Arkansas. My roof is linking bad. I am disabled and my husband passed away. I need help with my roof so bad

Catherine Marucci

Sunday 31st of July 2022

Hi Kim. Here is some more info we have on getting repairs. Maybe some of it can help:

virgil bradley

Tuesday 19th of July 2022

yes i have a home a the floor is fallin bathroom ,bedroom,window leaks and i am in a wheelchair on disabulity and i can't pay to get done i vetran

Catherine Marucci

Tuesday 19th of July 2022

Hi Virgil. Here's a resource that may be able to help >>>