Fredrick Love
Community Services Director
Office: 501-340-3376

Maria Beard
Director of Housing Administration
Office: 501-340-5608
Cell: 501-626- 0273

Jeannie Owens
Director of the Emergency Rental Assistance Program
Office: 501-340-3478
Cell: 501-541-8582

Pulaski County Housing Programs

Continuum of Care (CoC) Shelter Plus Care Program

The Pulaski County Continuum of Care (CoC) Permanent Supportive Housing is a federally funding program committed to providing permanent supportive housing for disabled persons accompanied by a range of supportive services through other partnering sources.

Maria Beard
Director of Housing Administration
Office: 501-340-5608
Cell: 501-626-0273
mbeard@pulaskicounty.net

Lisa Dacus
Shelter Plus Care Outreach Technician
Office: 501 340-5601
Cell: 501-319-2262
ldacus@pulaskicounty.net

Benjamin Alexander
Inspector
Office: 501-340-5609
Cell: 501-708-6090
balexander@pulaskicounty.net

Lisha Howard
Accounting Clerk
Office: 501-340-5623
lhoward@pulaskicounty.net

Keianna Cunningham
SPC Outreach Specialist
Cell: 501-257-7871
kcunningham@pulaskicounty.net

Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA)

The economic crisis caused by the novel coronavirus disease COVID-19 pandemic has created a continuing need for rental and utility assistance throughout Pulaski County. Pulaski County’s Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) Program provides rental and utility assistance to households affected by the pandemic with the goal of promoting housing stability. The ERA may provide up to 15 months of rental assistance and/or utility assistance to eligible Pulaski County to qualifying households in order to increase housing stability and prevent evictions.

Office: 501-340-3478

Emergency Solution Grant (ESG) Program

The Emergency Solution Grant (ESG) Program is a grant program, is a partnership between Pulaski County Government and the Arkansas Department of Human Services.  This program is dedicated to providing needed assistance for families who are at imminent risk of being homeless or are literally homeless as defined by the Department of Housing and Urban Development under the Hearth Act.  The ESG Program is designed to quickly help participants obtain or maintain stable permanent housing after experiencing a crisis situation.

The ESG Program has two components in which it provides rental assistance to individuals or families who are deemed eligible.

  • Homeless Prevention Assistance: For individuals and families who are currently housed but are at risk of becoming homeless due to receiving a notice of eviction, who need temporary stabilization assistance to prevent them from becoming literally homeless.
  • Rapid Re-Housing Assistance: For individuals and families who are literally homeless (residing in shelters or are living in a place not meant for human habitation) and need temporary assistance in order to obtain housing.

Depending on the level of need of each participant, the HP/RR program can assist with short or medium-term rental assistance along with valuable resource information to help empower and encourage each participant on their journey towards self-sufficiency.

Office: 501-340-8399

Family Self-Sufficiency Program (FSS)

The Family Self-Sufficiency Program (FSS) is a HUD-funded program dedicated to empowering participants with improving their quality of life. FSS participants are selected from the PCHA Housing Choice Voucher program. Through continuing education, job training, counseling, and other service assistance, participating families develop financial independence and self-sufficiency. All participants receive financial literacy counseling enabling them to work towards greater financial responsibility. The FSS program is a five-year program aimed at assisting participants in their ability to maintain a livable wage and empowering reducing their reliance on public assistance.

Erin Plunkett
FSS Coordinator
Office: 501-340-8212
Cell: 501-352-7736
jplunkett@pulaskicounty.net

Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCV)

Agency (PCHA) Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCV) is a long-term rental voucher assistance program federally funded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). It aims to provide access to safe and affordable housing for eligible families within Pulaski County. The Pulaski County Housing Agency accepts applications for the HCV waiting list as funding permits. Eligibility for the Pulaski County HCV program is determined by family size and need. By partnering with local landlords the Pulaski County Housing Agency affords participants the opportunity to lease safe, decent, and affordable properties such as single-family homes, townhouses, apartments, and duplexes.

The Pulaski County Waiting List is currently closed.

Shonda McElwee-Stenhouse
HCV Housing Administrator
Office: 501-340-3384
Cell: 501-626-9734
smcelwee@pulaskicounty.net

Belinda Henderson
Housing Technician
Office: 501-340-3321
Cell: 501-291-7864
bhenderson@pulaskicounty.net

Guy Abernathy
Housing Inspector
Office: 501-340-6021
Cell: 501-681-2347
gabernathy@pulaskicounty.net

Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA)

The Pulaski County Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA) Program is a HUD-funded program dedicated to the housing needs of people living with HIV/AIDS. The HOPWA program provides housing assistance and related supportive services for low-income persons living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) and their families who are homeless, at risk of homelessness, or unstably housed.  The program provides housing and other support to help the most vulnerable households with multiple health and life challenges to achieve housing stability.

Carleisha Murry
Program Administrator
Office: 501-340-8683
Cell: 501-681-3445
cmurry@pulaskicounty.net

Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA)

The Tenant-Based Rental Assistance Program (TBRA) is offered through a partnership with Pulaski County Community Services and the Arkansas Development Finance Authority (ADFA). It is designed to provide temporary assistance to participants awaiting a permanent subsidy through the Housing Choice Voucher program. TBRA was established to address affordable housing issues experienced by low to very low-income families in our community. Its goal is to strengthen the abilities of state and local governments to design and implement strategies for achieving adequate supplies of decent and affordable housing.

Sonja Y. Thomas
TBRA Inspector
Office: 501-340-3568
Cell: 501-218-3864
sythomas@pulaskicounty.net