Housing and Utility Assistance

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American Red Cross 
813 Parkway Ave, Conway AR
501-748-1021 (LR 24 HR Crisis)
Mostly working with those who lost their home to residential fires,
and weather related disasters; shelter; food; health and emotional services; rent and utilities.
Arkansas Baptist Children's Homes & Family Ministries  
Office hours: 8am to 5pm - 501-376-4791, ext. 5167 or www.abchomes.org
Helping children, adolescents and their families. Long-term residential care for children and teens ages 5 to 17; family care for single adult women and their children; counseling for individuals, married couples and entire families around the state.
613 North 5th ST, Dardenelle AR 72834 
Call for Details and Scheduling                                 
(For Perry County)
Black River Area Development Corp. (BRAD)                  
Johnie Dean - 870-892-4547 Ext 254, Weatherization Director 
Mission is to reduce heating and cooling costs for the low-income families, particularly for the elderly, people with disabilities, and children, by improving the energy efficiency of their homes while ensuring their health and safety. There is a two-part approval process. (1) The applicant has to be approved based on income and (2) the existing condition of the home can't exceed the scope of our services. Don't wait to sign up, as the waiting list can be long. (in May of 2017 it was about a year)
707 Robins St. Ste 118, Conway AR 
Rental assistance and hotel stay up to $300 a month. Provides assistance on utility bills, matched savings account, and weatherization programs 
Cheerful Givers Ministry 
1258 Spencer St  Conway, AR
501-327-5665 or 501-327-1522
Feeds hungry, assists families, and individuals in emergency need. Provides rent assistance and utilities and school supplies.
Conway County Care Center
108 W. Broadway    Morrilton, AR 72110
Proof of Residence in Conway County; ID First come first serve (Also see Food)
Conway Homeless Shelters & Services for the Needy
Go to this site for a list of all the homeless shelters and services for the needy that provide help to those in need for Conway, AR and surrounding cities.
Conway Housing Authority
335 S. Mitchell St., Conway Ar
Section 8 vouchers M-F 8-5PM
Emergency Solutions Grant - Ozark Oppurtunities
501-745-2437 Clinton
  • Homelessness Prevention is available for those that may soon become homeless due to eviction or change in housing situation.
  • Rapid Rehousing is available for homeless individuals to move into permanent housing and achieve stability in that housing.
First Presbyterian Church  
2400 Prince St, Conway AR   
Financial Support in form of vouchers for utility and lodging. Food also offered call for details                   
Habitat for Humanity
825 Parkway Suite A, Conway AR
Builds new homes, rehabs, and repairs homes and provides educational workshops for low income areas.
HUD Briarwood Street Apartments
207 Willow Street, Conway AR
501-329-1302 Fax 501-327-6922
Amanda Herrington
Subsidized housing. Must comply with HUD standards, including income requirements. No fees to apply, six to twelve month waiting list.
HUD Briarwood Apartments
#4 Douglas Street, Greenbriar AR
501-329-1902 Fax: 501-327-6922
Amanda Herrington
Subsidized housing for the elderly and disabled.
Ministry Center 
766 Harkrider St, Conway AR 
Set up appointment for help 
"Other or Special" Assistance Department of Human Services (DHS) Clinton
501-745-4192 Lisa Regal 
Applications are taken the first Wed of each month only. This is a special find for assistance with utilities, rent, and other expenses. Funding is from Wear and Share donations and an endowment.
Ozark Oppurtunites - HEAP
501-745-2437 Clinton 
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday from 8-4 closed 11:30-1:00
870-448-2414 Marshall
Tuesdays 9:00-3:30 closed 11:30-1:00. 
  • Non-Emergency Home Energy Assistance Funds
These funds take 35 days to reach the utility and will NOT stop a shut off order, must qualify 
  • Crisis Home Energy Assistance Funds
Available on announced dates twice a year winter and summer, when funds are available, must qualify 
Both programs continue until funds are gone (but funds usually last only a few days to a few weeks)
Peace Lutheran Church
800 S. Donaghey Ave     Conway, AR
Assistance call to schedule
Petit Jean Electric Cooperative Corporation
501-745-4192 Clinton OR 800-786-7618
ADVANCE PAY OPTION: Cost to set up is $80: $20 Membership, $40 Connection Fee, $20 Electricity Credit.
Power usage is checked every DAY AT 9:30 A.M. If utility credit is $0 power is shut off. No reconnect fee is charged if utility credit is brought up to $20 within 5 days. Power is restored immediately. If your struggle to pay monthly electric bill has resulted in paying reconnect fees and deposit installments, it may be time to investigate this program.
Rental Managers                     
Qualified applicants must have first month's rent, deposits, no pets, and no smoking. 
Goodwin & Herman Associates Real Estate. 884-4885
Graham Realty - Chris - 501-745-2436                                 
Lauer, Rocky or Janet - 501-940-9002 - Government Programs NOT accepted 
St. John Captial LLC - 501-745-4044
Tice Realty - Dale Tice - 501-253-1676
Whillock, Tim - 501-253-1881
Salvation Army 
2125 Harkrider St Ste 12, Conway AR
Eviction/shut off notices required to get utility and rental assistance.