NWA Businesses Pushing Landlords To Take Part In Federal Relief Program

December 22, 2020

Business

NWA Businesses Pushing Landlords To Take Part In Federal Relief Program

Many landlords are refusing to take part in the Federal COVID-19 Relief Program designed to help with rent payments due to financial hardship. -4029 News

  • The Arkansas Fresh Start program requires landlords to waive late fees, which can add up to hundreds of dollars for tenants.
  • The Economic Opportunity Agency of Washington County is working with 100 families to provide assistance for rent, 27 of which were denied by a couple of large NWA property management firms.
  • Local Rogers developer, Laurice Hachum, has partnered with Blakeman's Jewelers to cover the late rental fees of those 27 families to prevent eviction.
  • The EOA is now working with the Arkansas Community Action Agency to negotiate with landlords and revise the agreement.

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