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Senate Approves Renaming Helena-West Helena Federal Building in Honor of First Jewish Federal Judge

U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) spoke on the Senate floor yesterday to call up and pass S.1707, legislation to rename the Helena-West Helena Federal building in honor of Judge Jacob Trieber, the nation’s first Jewish Federal Judge, and a long-time resident and community leader of Phillips County. The Senate unanimously approved the bill.

Members of the Arkansas Delegation Announce Over $1.8 Million for Airport Improvements

U.S. Senators John Boozman and Tom Cotton, along with Congressmen Rick Crawford and Bruce Westerman, today announced that five Arkansas airports will receive over $1.8 million from the Department of Transportation to support facility upgrades and expansions.

VA OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL TO REVIEW LITTLE ROCK VA MEDICAL CENTER SOLAR PANEL...

The Department of Veterans Affairs Office of the Inspector General (VAOIG) notified U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) and Congressman French Hill (AR-02) that it will add the Little Rock Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) to its national project on VA’s Green Management Program Solar Panel Projects after the lawmakers detailed problems with the facility’s renewable energy program.

Boozman, Hill Request Investigation into Little Rock VA Solar Panels Activation Failure

U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) and Congressman French Hill (AR-02) urged the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of the Inspector General (VAIOG) to evaluate the planning process for renewable energy programs, like the solar panels at the Little Rock Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC), to ensure these taxpayer funded projects are able to work once constructed

Boozman, Cotton, Crawford Announce Rural Development Grants for Cleburne and Jackson Counties

U.S. Senators John Boozman (R-AR) and Tom Cotton (R-AR) along with Congressman Rick Crawford (AR-01) today announced that Mountain Top Public Water Authority in Heber Springs is the recipient of a $114,000 grant and $243,000 loan to extend water service to new users. Campbell Station will receive a $5,000 grant to begin correcting problems with its wastewater lift station and pumps

Lincoln Celebrates Funds to Help Low-Income Families Build Homes in Baxter, Boone, Carroll, Madison,...

Harrison, AR - October 28, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Senator Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today celebrated the awarding of a $542,349 Self-Help Housing grant to the Northwest Regional Housing Authority of Harrison, to help 33 low-income families build their own homes. The grant is made possible through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development Grant Program.

Lincoln Announces $52,000 Grant to Help Low-Income Families Renovate Homes in Cross, Lee, Monroe,...

Fargo, AR - October 21, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Senator Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today announced the Arkansas Land and Farm Development Corporation will receive a $52,738 Housing Preservation Grant to help ten low-income families renovate their homes in Cross, Lee, Monroe and St. Francis counties. The grant is made possible through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development Grant Program

Lincoln, Pryor Announce Funds to Help Low-Income Families Build Homes in Crawford, Sebastian Counties

Washington, DC - July 9, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Senators Blanche Lincoln and Mark Pryor today announced that Crawford-Sebastian Community Development Council, Inc. will receive a $312,500 U.S. Department of Agriculture grant to help low-income families build their own homes.

Lincoln, Pryor, Berry, Snyder, Ross Announce Grants to Develop and Improve Public Housing in...

Washington, DC - June 18, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Senators Blanche Lincoln and Mark Pryor and U.S. Representatives Marion Berry (AR-01), Vic Snyder (AR-02) and Mike Ross (AR-04) today announced that 106 housing authorities in Arkansas will receive grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) under its Capital Fund program to develop, modernize and better manage public housing units in Arkansas.

Lincoln, Pryor, Snyder Announce $96K in Housing Assistance for Veterans in North Little Rock

Washington, DC - June 2, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Senators Blanche Lincoln and Mark Pryor and U.S. Representative Vic Snyder (AR-02) today announced that the North Little Rock Housing Authority will receive a $96,564 grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to help local veterans secure affordable housing

Lincoln, Pryor, Berry, Snyder Announce $293K for Employment and Other Services for Housing Assistance...

Washington, DC - May 13, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Senators Blanche Lincoln and Mark Pryor and U.S. Representatives Marion Berry (AR-01) and Vic Snyder (AR-02) today announced that the Jonesboro Urban Renewal and Housing Authority and the Little Rock Housing Authority will receive $152,630 and $141,000, respectively, from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to keep or hire service coordinators.

Lincoln, Pryor, Snyder, Ross Announce $2.6M in Housing Assistance and Urban Revitalization Grants for...

Washington, DC - May 7, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Senators Blanche Lincoln and Mark Pryor and U.S. Representatives Vic Snyder (AR-02) and Mike Ross (AR-04) today announced that four Arkansas cities will receive $2,663,373 in grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to help improve urban communities and provide housing for low-income individuals.

Lincoln, Pryor, Snyder, Ross Announce $2.6M in Housing Assistance and Urban Revitalization Grants for...

Washington, DC - May 6, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Senators Blanche Lincoln and Mark Pryor and U.S. Representatives Vic Snyder (AR-02) and Mike Ross (AR-04) today announced that four Arkansas cities will receive $2,663,373 in grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to help improve urban communities and provide housing for low-income individuals.

Lincoln, Pryor, Berry, Snyder Ross Announce $705K to Arkansas Housing Nonprofits

Washington, DC - April 30, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Senators Blanche Lincoln and Mark Pryor along with U.S. Representatives Marion Berry (AR-01), Vic Snyder (AR-02) and Mike Ross (AR-04) today announced that three Arkansas nonprofit housing developers will receive a total of $705,000 from the Housing Assistance Council to help build 47 self-help, sweat equity homes. The groups will use the HAC funds to acquire and improve land, and then they will work with Arkansas families to help them build their own homes.

Lincoln, Pryor, Berry, Snyder, Ross Announce Employment Services Funds for 17 Arkansas Housing Authorities

Washington, DC - March 30, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Senators Blanche Lincoln and Mark Pryor and U.S. Representatives Marion Berry (AR-01), Vic Snyder (AR-02) and Mike Ross (AR-04) today announced that 17 Arkansas housing authorities will receive a total of $765,627 in U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funds to hire and retain coordinators who will help individuals receiving public housing assistance secure employment. Coordinators help families and individuals acquire training and other services that assist them in finding employment or higher-paying jobs.

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Couple Sent to Prison for Scheme to Steal HUD Funds Intended...

Patrick C. Harris, Acting United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas, Tracey D. Montaño, Special Agent in Charge, Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Criminal Investigation Division, and Phyllis G. Robinson, Special Agent in Charge, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)—Office of Inspector General, announced today that Chief United States District Judge Brian S. Miller sentenced Rhonda Williams, 50, and her husband, Gary Williams, 59, both of Des Arc, Arkansas, to prison for their role in a scheme to steal money intended for use by the Cotton Plant Housing Authority