Community Development

COVID-19 Emergency Shelter Grant Rental Assistance Program Application

This application is for use in determining eligibility for the City of West Memphis’ Short Term COVID 19 Rental Assistance Program. This program can assist with a portion of your household’s rent for up to 3 months.

General Eligibility Requirements

• Applicant must have been impacted by COVID 19 Pandemic

• Income must be below 50% of median income based on household size

• West Memphis resident

• Proof of rent arrearage


Community Development Block Grant Entitlement Program

The Community Development Block Grant Entitlement Program provides the City with approximately $200,000 to $300,000 annually to carry out activities such as:

  • Demolition
  • Fair Housing
  • Housing Rehabilitation Program
  • Public Facilities Improvements
  • Public Services

These programs are designed to either benefit low to moderate income persons, aid in the prevention or elimination of slum and blight and/or are activities designed to meet community development needs having a particular urgency. To qualify, you must own and occupy, be low to moderate income, 55 years or older and handicapped. Disabled persons can apply regardless of their age.