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Who We Are

UHDC's Mission

The mission of Universal Housing Development Corporation is to promote adequate and affordable housing, economic opportunity and a suitable living environment, free from discrimination.

Most of us take for granted that our home will have running water and a bathroom.  We assume that homes have kitchens and that you can walk across the floor without worrying about falling through.  Sadly, this isn’t always the case – but it should be.  Universal Housing Development exists to do our part to make it so

UHDC Client's Previous Home (Storage Building)

UHDC Client's New Home!


The vision of Universal Housing Development Corporation (UHDC) can be summed up in three words: Continue – Create – Collaborate!  Maintaining the drive toward excellence in the future means that we must continue the programs that have brought us success in the past, create new solutions to age-old problems, and collaborate effectively with existing partners while looking for ways to build relationships with new ones.

UHDC has become one of the premier agencies in Arkansas for housing and housing-related needs, but the problem of finding decent, affordable housing still exists for many of the people living in our area.  Whether it is finding a way to save a home from foreclosure, helping aging homeowners address their changing needs, or working with a young family in building their first home, we will have to be ready to find creative solutions to new challenges. 

At UHDC, we see ourselves becoming a powerful agent for positive change, not only in creating wealth through homeownership, but in strengthening the overall capacity of our clients.  To do this we will need to continue to diversify our sources of program funding and be ready to widen the variety of services offered.  By working with the partners we already have and reaching out to new ones, we can be ready to take advantage of opportunities that may open up in the future of housing so that in every way possible, we make decent, affordable housing a reality for the people we serve.

Original Condition of UHDC's Main Office

The same building now.

Our Community Impact

  • Self-Help Homes Constructed

    1,258

  • Homes Rehabilitated

    626

  • Housed through Rental Assistance

    1,140

  • Homebuyer Course Graduates

    2,375

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