DHS extends rent relief program into 2022

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The Department of Human Services (DHS) announced Wednesday (Dec. 15) an extension of the Arkansas Rent Relief Program. The program will continue accepting applications into 2022 as long as general rent relief funds are available.

DHS said this is a change from previous guidance indicating the program would end on December 31, 2021.

Eligible tenants and landlords can apply for up to 15 months of unpaid rent or utilities incurred on or after April 1, 2020. Applicants can apply to the program by visiting ar.gov/rentrelief and clicking “Apply Here.”

Applicants will then be directed to the Arkansas Rent Relief Application Portal to create an account and submit an application. Before submitting an application, applicants should gather all documentation to ensure their application is complete and accurate. A list of required documents, FAQs, and user guides can also be found at the website.

The Arkansas Rent Relief Program has a network of community partners that can provide one-on-one help filling out the application, if needed.

A complete list of these partners can also be found at the website.