staff and community resources that can offer quality services to the residents they serve. Their main focus is on the Pre-purchase and homebuyer counseling thru eight-hour workshops and individual sessions. This does not preclude them from doing other types of counseling including reverse mortgage, default and rental. CRDC’s goal is to increase the scope of their counseling program and help as many low-income clients as they can.
East Arkansas Legal Services West Memphis, AR $17,540 The East Arkansas Legal Services (EALS) counseling agency was created in 1978 to service the counties of Phillips, Lee, Monroe, Crittendon, Cross, St. Francis and Mississippi. With other assistance the agency was able to create their Community Economic Development project which offers technical advice to non-profit organizations made up of low-income residents. EALS has committed to participating in the local consolidated plan hearings to increase the availability of housing in their area. They continue to provide homebuyer education classes and other counseling activities to the low-income residents in the counties they serve.
Family Service Agency, Inc. North Little Rock, AR $26,951 Family Service Agency, Inc. was founded in 1942 and their Consumer Credit Counseling Service (CCCS) program was started in 1983 to provide budget counseling, housing counseling and debt management to the community. Their CCCS education program has been recognized nationally for being Most Innovative Education and Outreach. Family Service Agency, Inc. has counselors that reach even the smallest of communities in the state of Arkansas thru workshop presentations. They have 12 offices throughout the state, a 24 hour a day phone line and a website for helping families find housing. The agency works with several groups in the State of Arkansas to help provide affordable housing including the Temporary Employment Assistance (TEA) program.
IN Affordable Housing, Inc. Little Rock, AR 13,836
IN Affordable Housing, Inc. (IAHC) has been serving Arkansas since 1994 by expanding opportunities to very low and low-income residents throughout the state. They support a program called ETCA (Education, Training, Counseling and Advocacy) that seeks to help renters and potential homebuyers obtain and maintain affordable housing units. The program also helps to detect discrimination and deal with fair housing issues. The agency provides homeowner workshops and seminars to further these causes. IAHC works with the City of Little Rock and the State of Arkansas Development Finance Agency among others to deliver their services to prospective homebuyers. They are also in the forefront of preventing housing discrimination, which appears to be a growing issue in the Pulaski county area.
Universal Housing Development Corp.