The City of Fort Smith Community Development Deparmtnt provides grant assitance through the Community Development Block Grant Fund.
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citiesspeak.org Two of America's best grant programs have been targeted by the White House. Now, new research shows just how valuable they are.
Could you or someone you know use exterior paint, siding or yard clean up? The Community Development Office is currently looking for income qualified homeowners within Fort Smith city limits for our upcoming World Changers project. Please contact Janey Buckner, Brenda Andrews or Candyce Gabucci at 479.784.2216 for more information.
nlc.org Federal FY 2018 Budget Eliminates Critical Program for Cities and Counties
[08/22/16] We are in search of projects for Good Neighbors Day on October 1, 2016. Projects should be minor in scale, consisting of yard clean up or painting, and will be eligible to low income homeowners in the city of Fort Smith. If you or someone you know may be eligible, please contact Brenda Andrews at 479.784.2219. Deadline to apply is September 15, 2016.
Did you know last year the Community Development Department received a little over a million dollars from HUD for our city? This money is allocated based on what you, the citizens of Fort Smith, consider a priority. As we put together our next Consolidated Plan we need your input. What projects do you think deserve funding?
Tell us here... https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/D7QRMVS
The National Community Development Association's Region VI Fall Meeting was hosted by the City of Little Rock/North Little Rock this year. Thanks to these cities for representing Arkansas so well. The City of Fort Smith was asked to bring a gift basket to show a small piece of what Fort Smith was all about and we'd like to thank the following business for their contributions!
Houndstooth Clothing Company
Jo Waite Interiors
Sparks Regional Medical Center
Ralph's Pink Flamingo BBQ
ABF Freight System, Inc.
Colquitt & Company Soapworks
The Popped Popcorn Company
Kopper Kettle Candies
First National Bank of Fort Smith
Did you know that the following local agencies benefit from the Community Development block grant? That's putting federal money to work in our community!
-The Good Samaritan Clinic
-Fountain of Youth
-Community Dental Clinic
-Heart to Heart Pregnancy Support Center
-Crisis Intervention Center
-Next Step Day Room
What do you know about the Fair Housing Act? Find out a little more with this short informative video!
The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) produced "Fair Housing 101" to educatw Californians about their right to be free from discrim...
How do you recognize discrimination when it comes to fair housing? Be on the lookout for statements like these:
"I rented that apartment after you called."
"I don't really want all those changes- a ramp, grab bars- that's too much."
"This building is for adults only."
"We can't have mentally challenged people here. Who will take care of them?"
"Do you think you can afford this neighborhood?"
"The owner just took the house off the market."
"We just can't seem to get an appointment to show you the house."
"We have a minimum mortgage amount; we don't make loans under $30,000."
"A two bedroom apartment/home is too small for two children."
The Community Development office administers housing assistance grants for low income homeowners in Fort Smith.
Typical kinds of assistance include roofing, electrical repair, plumbing repair and HVAC installations. Know someone that could benefit from this assistance? Contact our office!
[02/06/13] Did you know 38 Fort Smith homes benefitted from CDBG grants last year? That's putting federal money to action...fast!
[02/05/13] Welcome to the City of Fort Smith Community Devlopment page. Stay tuned for helpful information regarding Fair Housing, Grants and Fort Smith's local non profit organizations.
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Created in 1851 from Crawford, Scott and Polk Counties. Sebastian County, located in the Arkansas River Valley, is on the Western edge of Arkansas.
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The Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center is a great place to visit to learn more about the great outdoors.