Housing Assistance Board

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David Smith
Assistance Coordinator
Phone: 784-2209
Fax: 784-2462
Email: dsmith@fortsmithar.gov

The Housing Assistance Board was established by the Board of Directors April 6, 1976, to review applications and approve grants and loans to owners of housing units in the City to repair and rehabilitate private residential structures. Grants and loans are available through the Community Development Block Grant Program. The Board consists of seven persons serving two-year terms. The Board of Directors make the appointments from names submitted to them by various citizens, community groups, etc. The Board meets on call monthly. The meetings are held at various locations. 


members  Members (7)  Term: 2 Years  Meetings: Monthly

Barbara Turner

Member

Appointed: 4/19/2022

Expiration: 04/30/2023

2321 S. 25th Street

Fort Smith, AR

479-445-9820

bjqt@cox.net

Jim Rose

Member

Retired

Appointed: 05/20/2003

Expiration: 04/30/2023

2204 Carleton Place

Fort Smith, AR

648-9120 (W)

jands5@cox.net

Teresa Jones

Member

Susan G. Komen - Ozark Communications

Appointed: 04/16/2019

Expiration: 04/30/2023

3008 Dallas Drive

Fort Smith, AR

479-430-4365

N/A

Mike Jacimore

Member

Banker

Appointed: 03/18/2014

Expiration: 04/30/2023

8300 Avalon Way

Fort Smith, AR

479-573-1424

mjacimore@arvest.com

Omar Portillo

Member

Banker

Appointed: 04/19/2022

Expiration: 04/30/2024

5322 Labelle Ct.

Fort Smith, AR 72903

783-459-0745

omarportillo25@yahoo.com 

Karen Wuthrich

Member

Commercial Lender

Appointed: 05/18/2010

Expiration: 04/30/2024

2124 Warwick Place

Fort Smith, AR 72903

785-8346

karen.wuthrich@bxs.com

Jim Harris

Member

Retired

Appointed: 05/18/2010

Expiration: 04/30/2024

525 N. 39Th St.

Fort Smith, AR

783-4530 (H)

jimharris39@cox.net