Eudora workshop to focus on housing programs Tuesday


The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Small Farm Program, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development Agency, will hold a workshop for homeowners or prospective homeowners.

The event will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the G.C. John community room at the old elementary school in Eudora. Mark Pace, area specialist with the Rural Development Agency, will be the main presenter.

Pace will cover Section 502 single family housing loans which are designed to help residents buy, build, repair, renovate, relocate or refinance a home. Also, he will discuss the 504 loan program for general home improvements and the 504 grant program aimed at seniors age 62 or older who wish to make their homes accessible and usable for household members with disabilities or to remove health and safety hazards.

“Rural Development programs are not just for extremely low income individuals and families,” said Henry English, head of the Small Farm Program at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. “Low and moderate income families qualify, too.”

In Chicot County, for example, an adjusted income of $21,950 for a family of one to four persons qualifies the household as extremely low. An adjusted income of $35,400 or below qualifies that same household as low income, and an adjusted income of $74,750 defines a household of four as moderate income. Income levels are determined by location, number of persons per household and adjusted median income.

Details: Contact Kellye Luckett at 575-7226.