Barrett Allen directs the University District Partnership, a revitalization program for the residential neighborhoods and commercial areas adjacent to the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Photo by Ben Krain.

Building Black Communities Fund Awards University District Development Corporation $25,000 Grant to Provide Affordable Housing

The University District Development Corporation (UDDC), based at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, has been awarded a $25,000 Building Black Communities Fund grant from the Arkansas Black Philanthropy Collaborative and the Arkansas Community Foundation.  Continue reading “Building Black Communities Fund Awards University District Development Corporation $25,000 Grant to Provide Affordable Housing”

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University District receives $76,500 match grant to boost affordable housing program

Several local banks have come together to support the University of Arkansas at Little Rock-based University District Development Corporation’s mission of providing affordable housing for those in the community.

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U.S. Congressman French Hill and representatives from Bank OZK, First Security Bank, Arvest Bank, Simmons Bank and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas present funds to the University District Development Corporation and to World Services for the Blind, Jan 24, 2020. Photo by Business Wire.

Congressman French Hill joins banks in announcing $34K grant to University District

U.S. Congressman French Hill, AR-2, recently joined representatives from Bank OZK, First Security Bank, Arvest Bank, Simmons Bank and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas) in presenting $34,500 in Partnership Grant Program (PGP) funds to the University District Development Corporation (UDDC). Continue reading “Congressman French Hill joins banks in announcing $34K grant to University District”

UA Little Rock social work graduate Cadie Foscue bought her house in the Oak Forest neighborhood through the University District first time homebuyer program. Photo by Ben Krain.

UA Little Rock alum becomes homeowner through University District affordable housing program

A University of Arkansas at Little Rock graduate has achieved her dream of becoming a homeowner with the help of the University District’s First Time Homebuyer Program.  Continue reading “UA Little Rock alum becomes homeowner through University District affordable housing program”

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University District receives $24,000 matching grant to boost affordable housing program

UA Little Rock-based University District Development Corporation has received a $24,000 matching grant from the Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB) of Dallas and four local members: Arvest Bank, Bank OZK, First Security Bank, and Simmons Bank. These funds will be used to help University District’s mission of providing affordable housing to the neighborhoods surrounding the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.  Continue reading “University District receives $24,000 matching grant to boost affordable housing program”

Dr. John Kirk

UA Little Rock professors featured in podcasts recalling city’s conflicted past

As the director of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s Anderson Institute on Race and Ethnicity and Donaghey Distinguished Professor of History, Dr. John Kirk often serves as an expert source for journalists, students, and researchers looking to learn more about Arkansas’s history in race relations and civil rights.  Continue reading “UA Little Rock professors featured in podcasts recalling city’s conflicted past”