As we make updates to this site this summer, we invite you to find the most current information at our University District Partnership site.

Affiliated with the University District Partnership, the UDDC is a private nonprofit development organization formed to develop affordable housing, encourage business development, and make neighborhood improvements within the District.

Four major goals drive the UDDC’s current plan to improve the quality of life within the University District:

First Time Home Buyer

SNAP Grant
SNAP Grant

Growing Healthy Communities

GIS Database

tech park
Tech Park Site Presentation

The best features of the organization:

What is our intended vision for the community?
The University District is a thriving culture and entertainment destination, regarded throughout the city as a neighborhood of choice—a walk able in-town district with excellent schools and services, vibrant commercial areas, rich cultural resources, and connections to open space and transit. A mix of sing-family and higher density housing attracts a diverse community, including many UALR faculty and staff who choose to live as well as work in the district. The university’s presence in the district is leveraged into resources for improving the area: technical assistance for small businesses, faculty research linked to emerging companies, improved K-12 schools, supporting families in the District, and green space for the community created by the restoration and enhancement of Coleman Creek.

What will success look like?

We are a partnership because addressing socio-economic and environmental conditions in an urban area in decline require close working relationships between the people who live in the area and all of the businesses, nonprofit agencies, and public institutions that serve it.

Our Partners include the neighborhood associations, banks, businesses, churches, city, county, school district. Improving the quality of life requires the close cooperation of all who have an interest, a stake in the area.

The UDDC operates a first-time homebuyer program funded by the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development’s HOME Program and a minor home improvement program entitled the Special Needs Assistance Program (SNAP) funded by the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas.

Author: admin on March 11, 2011