Governor seeks housing aid

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson has requested $5 million in aid for flood victims' housing.

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson has asked a state agency to allocate up to $5 million in U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development funds to assist residents forced from their homes because of recent flooding.

The governor asked the Arkansas Development Finance Authority to secure the money through the Tenant-Based Rental Assistance program, which is a subset of the Housing Department's Home Investment Partnerships Program.

"As you are aware, the recent flooding has devastated numerous counties across Arkansas, especially in the northeastern part of the state," Hutchinson wrote in a letter to authority President Aaron Burkes.Read more from the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

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