Local Information and Resources
Community Resources Division Information
The City of Fayetteville’s Community Resources Division has a list of resources to help people impacted by COVID-19. The list includes information on food pantries, sheltering and homeless assistance, local media outlets and more.
NEW: Click here to learn about rental and utility assistance for people impacted by COVID-19.
Rental Assistance Funding Available in Washington County
Economic Opportunity Agency is providing rental assistance for income-eligible applicants in Washington County who have an eviction notice or late rent notice from a landlord or property manager. Household income must be at or below 125% of the Federal Poverty Level. The program will run until funds are depleted. Eligibility guidelines and applications for assistance are available on the EOA website at www.eoawc.org.
FEMA, SAMHSA, and AR DHS have partnered to provide free pandemic-related resources and support for residents of Arkansas through Stay Positive Arkansas' Promoting Positive Emotions project. They offer free crisis counseling. Click here to learn more.
Burrell Behavioral Health is contracted with Stay Positive Arkansas to provide support to NW Arkansas residents, and have crisis specialists in Fayetteville providing virtual support groups and individual support and resources. See location and contact information below:
COVID-19 Support Group
The NWA Crisis Stabilization Unit is offering a COVID-19 Support Group for those who have tested positive for the coronavirus. This community resource provides a mechanism for COVID-19 infected individuals to share their fears and anxiety, as well as gain strength and encouragement from each other. Support groups are one-hour sessions offered five days a week. There is no charge for participation, but participants must call (479) 316-7100 to register for these support groups between 8:20 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. For further information, please refer to the following link:
News and Information Sources
The Arkansas Democrat Gazette has made all news related to the COVID-19 pandemic accessible on the web without a subscription. Click here to view.
The Fayetteville Public LIbrary has compiled this page of information in English and Spanish regarding free meals for children, the location of Little Free Pantries, and public assistance resources.
The library’s Facebook page also features information about virtual classes, video storytimes with librarians, and more.
Fayetteville Public Schools
Additional help for families is available here:
602 S. School Ave.
Mon., Wed., and Thursday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Monday night 6 - 7 p.m.
Thursday, 5:30 - 7 p.m.
219 W. 15th St.
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
2350 Old Farmington Rd.
Wednesdays, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Internet and Connectivity
Both Cox and AT&T have pledged to keep public Wi-Fi hot spots open and to waive late fees and non-payment service terminations during COVID-19.
- Cox Communications residential service information. Cox is offering fast-tracked access to internet at home for families in need as part of its Keeping America Connected program and in response to COVID-19. You can learn more, including how to apply, here.
- AT&T customer information. AT&T announced it will temporarily lift its data caps on broadband services to help support increases in working from home and learning from home.
- Ozarks Go information. OzarksGo is temporarily increasing the speed of its basic internet speed from 100 Mbps to 200 Mbps to help customers who are working and studying at home during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Have you witnessed price gouging?
During times of emergency, the law prohibits businesses and individuals from charging more than 10 percent above the pre-emergency price of goods or services. Understand Arkansas’s Price Gouging Law. If you see instances of price gouging, please report it to the Attorney General using the link below.
Legal Aid of Arkansas
Legal Aid will continue to serve our clients. Legal Aid attorneys and staff are working but our physical office space is not open to the public. Pleasecall our HelpLine at 1-800-952-9243 if you a are experiencing any civil legal problems.