Arkansas Housing http://ualrpublicradio.org en HUD Awards Grants To Arkansas Organizations http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/hud-awards-grants-arkansas-organizations <p style="margin-bottom: 0in">The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is awarding more than $91,000 in federal grants to six Arkansas organizations to help families and individuals with their housing needs and to</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in">prevent future foreclosures.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">HUD Regional Administrator Tammye Trevino announced the grants Thursday that are to be used to help the agencies find suitable housing for low income families or to help the families keep the homes they have.</span></p> Fri, 23 May 2014 14:17:52 +0000 Associated Press 23688 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Segregation Today: How Past Housing Policies Affected Little Rock's Racial Landscape http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/segregation-today-how-past-housing-policies-affected-little-rocks-racial-landscape <p><span style="font-size: large; line-height: 1.5;">This month marks the </span>60<sup>th</sup><span style="font-size: large; line-height: 1.5;"> anniversary of the <a href="http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/nostalgia-whats-been-lost-brown-v-board" target="_blank">Brown vs. Board of Education Supreme Court decision</a>, initiating efforts to integrate schools around the country and especially in the American South where black and white children received largely unequal opportunities for education.</span></p> Mon, 19 May 2014 11:14:51 +0000 Chris Hickey 23443 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Segregation Today: How Past Housing Policies Affected Little Rock's Racial Landscape Hot Springs Housing Authority Raided By Fed Agents http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/hot-springs-housing-authority-raided-fed-agents <p style="margin-bottom: 0in">The administrative offices of the Hot Springs Housing Authority have been raided by federal agents with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Office of Inspector General.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.hotsr.com/news/2014/mar/26/federal-agents-execute-search-warrant-a-20140326/" target="_blank">The Sentinel-Record reports</a> that agents could be seen searching different offices, removing boxes and searching some vehicles in the parking lot.</span></p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 14:05:14 +0000 Associated Press 20870 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Thousands Face Flood Insurance Hikes In Arkansas http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/thousands-face-flood-insurance-hikes-arkansas <p style="margin-bottom: 0in">More than 5,300 homeowners in Arkansas are facing flood insurance premium increases as the federal government reduces subsidies to the program.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The number comes from an Associated Press analysis of the National Flood Insurance Program. More than 2,300 business and vacation homeowners in Arkansas will have to pay more.</span></p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 14:01:57 +0000 Associated Press 20749 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Coalition Closer To Plan For Homeless Campus http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/coalition-closer-plan-homeless-campus <p style="margin-bottom: 0in">A coalition pushing a $3 million homeless campus in Fort Smith hopes to soon shore up funding&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">and finalize a plan so renovation work can start later this year.</span></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Old Fort Homeless Coalition plans to purchase and renovate a 127,500-square-foot former furniture factory to start Riverview Hope Campus. The first phase of the project will renovate about 35,000 square feet of the factory at a cost of more than $1 million.</span></p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 13:53:47 +0000 Associated Press 20393 at http://ualrpublicradio.org North Little Rock Apartment Complex Faces Discrimination Complaint http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/north-little-rock-apartment-complex-faces-discrimination-complaint <p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><font size="4">The National Fair Housing Alliance says it has found evidence that an apartment complex in North Little Rock discriminated against deaf rental applicants. The organization <a href="http://www.nationalfairhousing.org/Portals/33/RCP%20Lakewood%20-%20signed%20by%20NFHA.pdf" target="_blank">filed a complaint</a> Thursday with the Department of Housing and Urban Development based on findings from a months-long investigation. </font></p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 00:15:02 +0000 Chris Hickey 17265 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Fewer November Home Sales In Arkansas, 2013 Good Overall http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/fewer-november-home-sales-arkansas-2013-good-overall <p><span style="font-size: large; line-height: 1.5;">November 2013 wasn’t a very good month for home sales in Arkansas. The number of single family residences sold decreased by about two percent compared to the same period the previous year. Despite that drop, data still show that the total number of home sales last year had been outpacing 2012. Bob Walker, realtor for Coldwell Banker and past president of the Arkansas Realtors Association, says November 2013 was largely an anomaly and he expects home sale numbers to continue to rise.</span></p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 12:04:44 +0000 Chris Hickey 17150 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Fewer November Home Sales In Arkansas, 2013 Good Overall More Arkansas Home Sales For July http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/more-arkansas-home-sales-july <p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><font size="4">Arkansas housing data spanning the first 7 months of this year show home sales were up nearly 11% in the state compared to the same period last year,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.arkansasrealtors.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/JANUARY-2013-Housing-Report-FINAL-COPY3.pdf" target="_blank">according to the Arkansas Realtors Association</a>.&nbsp;</font><font size="4">Sales numbers in the state also show a 13 % increase in home&nbsp;</font><font size="4">values</font><font size="4">.</font></p><p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 23:54:26 +0000 Chris Hickey 11037 at http://ualrpublicradio.org More Arkansas Home Sales For July May 31 Deadline To Assess Arkansas Personal Property http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/may-31-deadline-assess-arkansas-personal-property <p>The Arkansas lands commissioner is reminding residents that they have until May 31 to assess their personal property.&nbsp;</p><p>Lands Commissioner John Thurston says people who don't have their property assessed by the deadline are subject to penalties.</p><p>The taxes are important to counties, public schools and numerous agencies, including public safety forces.</p><p>Thurston says communities can miss out on funding if property isn't assessed on time.</p> Fri, 24 May 2013 11:23:24 +0000 Associated Press 5038 at http://ualrpublicradio.org May 31 Deadline To Assess Arkansas Personal Property