Lend a hand is a viable part of this growing community. We are a faith based non-profit organization located with Mission United Methodist Church. Before 1992 Lend a Hand was formerly known as Westark River of Life Ministries, Inc., as well as WEREOK Affordable Housing Coalition. The principal office was located at Central Mall Office Plaza in Fort Smith. Since it is very inception, Lend A Hand has worked diligently to provide safe, affordable housing for the citizens of Fort Smith and surrounding areas. We believe that providing a solid, firm, and lasting foundation will help bring about a more stable economic basis for this community.
A house...or a home? Living in a small framed building is a house or you may be renting an apartment. But “a home” is something different. Owning your own home comes with a sense of belonging that can never be found elsewhere.
You will reap the rewards of homeownership through personal satisfaction, being a stabilizing force for you and your family, protection, an investment in the future and having a sense of involvement in the community.
Being a faith based non-profit organization, we offer open hearts. We can empathize with your longings and dreams of a home to call your own. We offer open minds. We are ambitious in ensuring that your dream becomes a reality. We offer open doors. We are an inclusive organization. Our doors are open to everyone. We offer open hands. Our hands are open for you to take the key and unlock the door to your future! We have touched the lives and opened the doors to many in providing affordable homes for those who thought the dream was impossible and unreachable.
We have a remarkable, winning and exceptional team and partners. As our program is for first time homebuyers, we offer down payment assistance, if needed. We will walk you through the process in equipping you with first hand knowledge of homeownership. Credit counseling is available. Another step to guide you through the proper methods to improve your financial stability in preparing you to become a homeowner. Let us help you build a future you can believe in.
The benefits and advantages of Lend A Hand has proven to be a staff who diligently cares for, who is concerned about and is attentive to, and who dutifully offers comfort with a new and exciting vision into the near future—your future...a new home.
Now, if you have more questions, please, stop by and lets chat in a stress free environment!