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Karen Dykes looks inside the moldy kitchen cabinets at her Big Country Chateau apartment in Little Rock on May 16, 2023. (Tess Vrbin/Arkansas Advocate)

Some tenants from troubled apartments have been relocated, Little Rock officials say

BY: - August 10, 2023

The city of Little Rock and a local nonprofit have relocated some tenants from a troubled apartment complex on Colonel Glenn Road to more stable housing, city officials said Wednesday and Thursday. Only 24 of the 151 units at Big Country Chateau remain occupied, city housing director Kevin Howard said in an interview. The city’s […]

City of Little Rock faces delays in relocating tenants at troubled apartment complex

BY: - July 12, 2023

Tenants at a Little Rock apartment complex with a history of code violations and legal trouble expressed frustration Tuesday that city officials have not yet helped them relocate after saying last month that they would do so. City officials are still engaging local housing organizations about relocation resources before inviting tenants into the conversation, Deputy […]

Broken air conditioning frustrates North Little Rock renters during record-setting heat wave

BY: - July 6, 2023

NORTH LITTLE ROCK — Barbara Heard, 66, has been placing ice packs on her neck and head in order to cope with Arkansas’ record heat wave while her apartment does not have air conditioning, she said. Heard has lived at the Cedar Gardens apartment complex since 2016. She and other tenants said Thursday that their […]

Arkansas Attorney General Tim Griffin greets Big Country Chateau tenants (L-R) Clara Edmonston, Delores McDaniel and Jay Richard at a Jan. 26, 2023, tenants' rally in front of Little Rock City Hall. (Photo by Sonny Albarado)

Apartment tenants plead for help over unsafe conditions, pending utility cutoffs

BY: - January 26, 2023

Little Rock officials and state Attorney General Tim Griffin’s office are working to extend utility and water cutoff deadlines at Big Country Chateau, an apartment complex that faced similar service cutoffs last year. Tenants received notice recently that Entergy Arkansas will cut off power to the 151-unit complex on Feb. 6 and Central Arkansas Water […]