Energy & Housing

In order to help combat the significant income drain that utility costs can place upon low-income households, Arkansas’s Community Action Agencies provide assistance through the federally-funded Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program—better known as “HEAP” or “LIHEAP.” Housing assistance takes many forms, such as pre-homebuyer education, credit counseling, downpayment assistance, closing cost loans, individual development accounts, home rehabilitation, low-income rental housing, special needs housing, house reconstruction, and do-it-yourself self-help home construction.