Since March 2021, the Pulaski County Housing Agency has disbursed approximately $2.5 million in emergency rental assistance funds to landlords on behalf of tenants who are several months behind on their rent.
However, seeing the need was much more significant than staffing capacity, the county signed an agreement with AG Witt, LLC to process emergency rental assistance applications and establish a call center.
“Our prime concern is to process applications as quickly and efficiently as possible,” said County Judge Barry Hyde. “We are pleased to have AG Witt on board to assist, and our housing agency will continue to process applications as well. With both entities involved, I’m confident we will see relief among Pulaski County families who have been struggling to pay rent throughout the pandemic.