City of West Memphis



Community Development


Paul Luker

Phone:  870-732-7520
Fax:  870-732-7650



Donald Blair
Community Development Coordinator
Phone:  870-732-7520
Fax:  870-732-7650



The Community Development Block Grant Entitlement Program provides the City with approximately $400,000 to $500,000 annually to carry out activities such as:


Housing Rehabilitation Program


Public Facilities Improvements

Fair Housing

Public Services

Administration of other eligible activities

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

Arkansas Development Finance Authority (ADFA)


These programs are designed to either benefit low to moderate income person, 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 quality you must own and occupy, be low to moderate income, 55 years or older and handicapped.  Disabled persons can apply regardless of there age.


Substantial Rehab - Can spend up to $20,000 per home doing repairs such as plumbing, electrical,
heating and air conditioning, floor repair, foundation repair, sheetrock, painting, vinyl siding,
windows, doors etc.
World Changers - Summer youth program specializing in major roofing, painting, windows,
doors and rebuilding porches.
Ozark Missions - Summer youth program specializing in minor roofing, painting, windows, doors,
porches and drywall repair.
Good Samaritan - City will provide up to $500 in the form of construction materials.
Demolition Program - Will demolish a vacant dilapidated property at no cost to the owner providing
it does not have any liens, judgments, or outstanding taxes.
West Memphis Consolidated Plan 2016-2020
Annual Action Plan 2017
For more information contact the Community Development Agency staff at 870-732-7520


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