Arkansas – Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)

Assistance with obtaining a rental property

At this time, applications for the Arkansas Rent Relief Program are not being accepted. You may be eligible for rent assistance through the Emergency Solutions Grant Program.

The program has been updated.

• The Arkansas Rent Relief Program will no longer accept new or renewal applications after April 1, 2022, at noon. Previously submitted applications will be examined and taken into consideration. Select the Track Status button from the drop-down menu below to track the progress of an existing application.

• Individuals with minimal financial means Arkansans who require rental, homelessness prevention, or urgent re-housing assistance can apply for the Emergency Solutions Grant program, which is funded by the Department of Homeland Security and handled by groups across the state. Individuals that meet the requirements are eligible to apply for support. Please visit this page to find a provider of Emergency Solutions Grants.

Benton and Washington County residents: Residents are encouraged to apply directly to their county’s rental assistance program. This is where you may learn more about your county’s program:

County of Benton
County of Washington

Do you require assistance?

It is the quickest method to keep track of the status of your Arkansas Rent Relief Program application by logging into your account here.

Resources
The following materials are available from the Department of Homeland Security to assist you further:

Median Income by County in the Area

Guide to Tenant Application

User Guide for Landlords

Rent Relief Frequently Asked Questions

Documents Required

Spanish Tenant Application Guide

Spanish User Guide for Landlords

Rent Relief Frequently Asked Questions – Spanish

Required Documents for Rent Relief – Spanish

Required Documents for Rent Relief – Marshallese

Rent Relief Frequently Asked Questions – Marshallese

Tenant Application Guide for Arkansas Rent Relief – Marshallese

User Guide for Arkansas Rent Relief Landlords – Marshallese

In addition, a COVID-19 Emergency Solutions Grant is offered to qualified applicants.

Unlike the Arkansas Rent Relief Program, this is not a government-sponsored program. Following the coronavirus epidemic, the Division of County Operations of the Department of Homeland Security collaborated with community organizations throughout the state to award Emergency Solutions Grant funding to qualifying Arkansans who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless as a result of the epidemic. Funding was provided to three different sorts of organizations:

  • In order to engage homeless individuals who are not currently live in a shelter or other sort of accommodation, street outreach is conducted.
  • Homelessness Prevention: provides rental assistance and other services to those who are at risk of becoming homeless, allowing them to remain in their homes or relocate;
  • Providing homeless individuals with support in seeking and paying for housing, as well as case management during the process of returning to stability;
  • Providing critical services to residents such as child care, skills training, and transportation assistance, the Emergency Shelter serves as a vital support system for the shelter’s daily operations.

An alphabetical list of groups organized by county may be found on this page, as well as the name of the person who should be contacted by applicants in that county to serve as the ESG contact for that group. You must apply for this funding through your county’s organization, not through the Department of Homeland Security.

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