Emergency Rental Assistance


APPLICATIONS CLOSED AS OF FEBRUARY 23, 2021 AT NOON. If you have received a call from Fayetteville Housing Authority, please return the call promptly. Please do not call the office to check on your status.

NWA Rent Assistance

How Does It Work?


An “eligible household” is defined as a renter household in Washington County in which at least one or more individuals meets the following criteria:
1. Qualifies for unemployment or has experienced a reduction in household income, incurred significant costs, or experienced a financial hardship due to COVID-19;
2. Demonstrates a risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability;
3. Has a household income at or below 80 percent of the area

1st Priority will be 30% Area Median Income (AMI)

Area Median Income

Priority will be given to residents that make 30% AMI. If more money is available after households making 30% AMI are served, then 50% AMI will be the next priority. Even though highest priority will be for families that are Extremely Low Income, everyone that is eligible to apply is encouraged to complete the application which will give the data needed to advocate for more money in Washington County.

What is the Difference Between…


Eligibility is meeting the minimum requirements to qualify for assistance. 


Priority insures that the most vulnerable will receive assistance.

Fayetteville Housing Authority ONLY received $1.5 Million rent relief which will serve families throughout Washington County. Applications closed as of February 23, 2021 at Noon. After this time, applications will be processed so that the most vulnerable will be prioritized.

Residents of Washington County can still apply at the Springdale Housing Authority.

Residents of Benton County can apply at www.HARKNWA.com.