CADC to Begin Providing Emergency Rent and Utility Payment Assistance – Effective Immediately

Central Arkansas Development Council (CADC) whose mission is to alleviate the causes and conditions of poverty, to help vulnerable populations achieve their potential, and to build strong communities in Arkansas through community action will begin providing emergency financial assistance to customers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic effective immediately. These funds are specifically for past due rent/mortgage payments and past due water utility assistance due to financial restraints as it relates to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The program will closely follow the requirements for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program. The maximum benefit for Rent/Mortgage assistance is $500 and the maximum benefit for the Water Utility Assistance is $150.

Applicants must reside in one of the nineteen counties in CADC’s service area, meet income guidelines of 125% of poverty, complete the customer intake form, provide a copy of their ID, provide proof of all household income (last 4 check stubs, unemployment, child support, SSI, SSDI, retirement benefits, etc.). If requesting assistance with rent or mortgage applicant must provide lease/mortgage agreement and have occupied the residence for at least six (6) months along with a copy of past due statement and/or letter from the landlord showing past due amount. If requesting assistance with past due water bill applicant must provide a copy of past
due water utility bill or payment summaries from utility office showing the delinquent amount. All statements must have a current date.

CalhounHampton 210 South Lee Street 870-798-2457
Clark Arkadelphia 1305 North 10th Street870-246-8089
Columbia Magnolia1503 North Vine870-234-6444
Dallas Fordyce 410 East 4th Street 870-352-8894
Hempstead Hope 200 South Elm Street, Suite 2 870-724-5080
Hot Spring Malvern 1735 East Sullenberger 501-337-8401
Howard Nashville 103 West Shepherd Street 870-455-0203
Lafayette Lewisville 403 North King Street, Building 3 501-672-5581
Little River Texarkana4415 Jefferson Avenue, Suite B 870-330-4965
Lonoke Lonoke 616 North Center Street 501-676-0019
Miller Texarkana 4415 Jefferson Avenue, Suite B 870-330-4965
Montgomery Mt. Ida 156 Senior Drive 870-867-0151
Nevada Hope 200 South Elm Street, Suite 2 870-724-5080
Ouachita Camden 313 Jefferson 870-836-3200
Pike Mt. Ida 156 Senior Drive 870-867-0151
Pulaski Little Rock 5401 South University 501-603-0909
Saline Benton 321 Edison 501-315-1121
Sevier Texarkana 4415 Jefferson Avenue, Suite B 870-330-4965
UnionEl Dorado 1426 NW Avenue 870-864-0067

Founded in 1965, Central Arkansas Development Council is a private nonprofit community action agency operating in 19 counties in the state of Arkansas. CADC is a local force in the War on Poverty providing a hand-up, promoting self-help in our neighborhoods and for our families. We are committed to providing opportunities for empowerment for individuals, families and communities. For more information on the distribution, visit our website at, or contact your local CADC office.

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