Housing Authority Board of Commissioners

The Fayetteville Housing Authority Board of Commissioners was created as a policy-making body in 1965 by Resolution 20-65.  It has since been amended by Ordinance 2324 and 2450 and is pursuant to the provisions of A.C.A. 14-169-208. The commissioners approve by-laws, resolutions, policies and procedures for administering housing programs for low income persons.  The Housing Authority operates units of Public Housing and rental assistance in Fayetteville.   Both programs are for low and very low income persons.  All funds are provided through the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).


Deniece Smiley

Fayetteville Housing Authority 



Staggered five-year terms, ending December 28.


The Board consists of five members as follows:

  • Five members from the public-at-large.


The Board elects their own members, who are then confirmed by the City Council.

Public Notification

A weekly meetings list is prepared by the City Clerk office which is distributed to the press and posted on the City’s web site: www.fayetteville-ar.gov

Meeting Times

The Board meets on the fourth Thursday of each month in the City Administration Building, Room 111 at 6:00 PM.

City of Fayetteville Appointees

Position Name Address Phone Terms
Resident Carma Unruh 2619 Quality Lane #315, Fayetteville, AR 72703 (479) 799-4326 12/28/2013 thru 12/28/2018
Christopher Terry 3435 W. Clearwood Dr., Fayetteville, AR 72704 (870)-717-3471 08/07/2013 thru 12/28/2019
Christopher White 2476 East Saint James Place, Fayetteville, AR 72701 (479) 841-7998 01/06/2015 thru 12/28/2017
Matthew Cabe 230 S. Walker Rd., Fayetteville, AR 72701 (479) 466-5739 12/28/2010 thru 12/28/2016
Mike Emery 3504 W. Harvard St. Fayetteville, AR 72704 (479) 935-0485 12/28/2012 thru 12/28/2015