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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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UA Little Rock Chancellor Christy Drale participates in a press conference with Mayor Frank Scott and community developers announcing the city’s plans to revitalize an area of Asher Avenue near the university. Photo by Ben Krain.

City of Little Rock, UA Little Rock announce revitalization plans for Asher Avenue Corridor

Chancellor Christina Drale joined Little Rock Mayor Frank Scott Jr. at a Sept. 2 press conference at the Robinson Center to announce revitalization plans for the Asher Avenue corridor and the University Plaza shopping center.  Continue reading “City of Little Rock, UA Little Rock announce revitalization plans for Asher Avenue Corridor”

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Dancin’ in the District Block Party invites community to join the fun Sept. 12

The University District Development Corporation will host a free block party open to the public from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, at the University Plaza Shopping Center parking lot. Continue reading “Dancin’ in the District Block Party invites community to join the fun Sept. 12”

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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”

Janea Snyder

University District recognized as ‘Thriving Community’ for healthy community initiatives

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock University District has been named a “Thriving Community” in recognition of the district’s efforts to promote health and wellness in partnership with the UA Little Rock School of Counseling, Human Performance and Rehabilitation.  Continue reading “University District recognized as ‘Thriving Community’ for healthy community initiatives”

Mike Craw

Craw to discuss why neighborhood associations matter in next Anderson Institute “Plain Talk on Race and Ethnicity” lecture series

A University of Arkansas at Little Rock professor will discuss the effects neighborhood and homeowner’s associations have on property values and crime rates during the next “Plain Talk on Race and Ethnicity” lecture on Tuesday, Oct. 23.  Continue reading “Craw to discuss why neighborhood associations matter in next Anderson Institute “Plain Talk on Race and Ethnicity” lecture series”