Rental, winter heating assistance now available

Ozark Opportunities, Inc. (OOI) of Harrison announces it now has both rental and winter heating assistance available.OOI officials say for those struggling to pay rent due to COVID-19, assistance is being offered through Arkansas Fresh Start (

When applying online, applicants will be asked their preferred contact. Email is required and  from OOI will be via email and telephone.

Winter heating assistance is also now available.

The OOI service area includes Baxter, Boone, Marion, Newton and Searcy counties.

The phone numbers to reach local outreach offices are:

• Baxter County – 870-425-5118

• Boone County – 870-741-2089

• Marion County – 870-449-6250 or 870-425-5118

• Newton County – 870-446-2222 or 870-741-2089

• Searcy County – 870-448-2414 or 501-757-0155

Email addresses for the outreach offices can be found at, under the “Community Services Department” tab.

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