• State Data Overview

    Across Arkansas, there is a shortage of rental homes affordable and available to extremely low income households (ELI), whose incomes are at or below the poverty guideline or 30% of their area median income (AMI). Many of these households are severely cost burdened, spending more than half of their income on housing. Severely cost burdened poor households are more likely than other renters to sacrifice other necessities like healthy food and healthcare to pay the rent, and to experience unstable housing situations like evictions.

    Renter households that are extremely low income
    Maximum income for 4-person extremely low income household (state level)
    Shortage of rental homes affordable and available for extremely low income renters
    Annual household income needed to afford a two-bedroom rental home at HUD's Fair Market Rent.
    Percent of extremely low income renter households with severe cost burden
  • State Level Partners

    NLIHC Housing Advocacy Organizer

    Brooke Schipporeit

    Brooke Schipporeit 

    202.662.1530 x233 | [email protected]

    State Partners

    Arkansas Coalition of Housing and Neighborhood Growth for Empowerment
    P.O. Box 3615
    Little Rock, AR 72203
    P 501-558-3102
    Martie North, President, Board of Directors
    [email protected]

    Housing Arkansas
    1501 N. University Avenue
    Little Rock, AR 72207
    Sara Braswell, Housing Arkansas Chair
    [email protected]

    Become an NLIHC State Partner

    NLIHC’s affiliation with our state coalition partners is central to our advocacy efforts. Although our partners' involvement varies, they are all housing and homeless advocacy organizations engaged at the state and federal level. Many are traditional coalitions with a range of members; others are local organizations that serve more informally as NLIHC's point of contact.

    Inquire about becoming a state partner by contacting [email protected]

    Become a Member
  • Housing Trust Fund
    HTF Implementation Information

    NLIHC continues working with leaders in each state and the District of Columbia who will mobilize advocates in support of HTF allocation plans that benefit ELI renters to the greatest extent possible. Please contact the point person coordinating with NLIHC in your state (below) to find out about the public participation process and how you can be involved. Email Brooke Schipporeit with any questions.

    NHTF logo
    Current Year HTF Allocation
    NLIHC Point Person for HTF Advocacy

    Martie North

    Board President



    [email protected]

    Vanessa Nehus


    Housing Arkansas


    [email protected]

    State Designated Entity:

    Aaron Burkes
    Arkansas Development Finance Authority
    [email protected]

    Official Directly Involved with HTF Implementation:

    Lori Brockway
    Federal Housing Programs Manager

    [email protected]

    State Entity Webpage

    Arkansas Development Finance Authority

    NHTF-specific pages

    National Housing Trust Fund


  • Resources

    Housing Profiles

    State Housing Profile

    State Housing Profile: Arkansas (PDF)

    Congressional District Housing Profile

    Congressional District Profile: Arkansas (PDF)

    Research and Data

    National Housing Preservation Database

    The National Housing Preservation Database is an address-level inventory of federally assisted rental housing in the United States.

    Out of Reach: The High Cost of Housing

    Out of Reach documents the gap between renters’ wages and the cost of rental housing. In Arkansas and Nationwide

    The Gap: A Shortage of Affordable Rental Homes

    The Gap represents data on the affordable housing supply and housing cost burdens at the national, state, and metropolitan levels. In Arkansas and Nationwide

  • Take Action
    Take Action! Ask Your Senators to Co-sponsor Important Housing Legislation
    Tell Congress to Protect and Expand the National Housing Trust Fund