housing authority

Little Rock directors oust two board members at struggling public housing authority

BY: - September 26, 2023

The Little Rock board of directors removed two members from the governing board of the city’s federally-funded public housing authority at a special-call meeting Tuesday. Lee Lindsey and Leta Anthony were the chair and vice chair of the five-member board of commissioners at the Housing Authority of the City of Little Rock, known as the […]

The Arkansas Senate on Feb. 20, 2023, passed a bill sponsored by Republican Sen. Ben Gilmore of Crossett (right) to create a work requirement for able-bodied recipients of public housing assistance. He's seen here earlier in the legislative session talking with Sen. Matt McKee (R-Pearcy).

Public housing work requirement bill wins Senate approval

BY: - February 20, 2023

The Arkansas Senate approved legislation Monday that would require able-bodied adults to work, volunteer or train in order to receive public housing assistance. Senators voted 28-5 to send House Bill 1196 back to the House for final consideration. The legislation would require any public housing agency in the state to require able-bodied recipients of housing […]