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The Van Buren Housing Authority has received numerous national and community awards.

  • 2007 NAHRO Merit Award
  • 2007 Good Neighbor Award from CC Volunteers for Literacy
  • 2006 Tree City Growth Award
  • Southwest NAHRO, Best Newsletter, 2004
  • 2003 NAHRO National Award in Program Innovation-Resident and Client Services (DIG 'N It)
  • Award of Merit, NAHRO, 2003 (DIG 'N It)
  • Arkansas Master Gardener Youth Project of the Year, 2003 (DIG 'N It)
  • International Master Gardener Youth Project of the Year, 2003 (DIG 'N It)
  • Southwest NAHRO, 2003, Certificate of Merit, Best Newsletter
  • Arkansas Chapter of NAHRO - Agency of the Year, 2000 (DIG 'N It)
  • Make a Difference Day Award, 2000 (DIG 'N It)
  • Wal-Mart Environmental Award, 2000 (DIG 'N It)
  • Arkansas Chapter of NAHRO, 2000, Agency of the Year, Best Program (DIG 'N It)
  • US Dept. of HUD, 2000, Successful Performer
  • 2000-01, Crawford County Leadership Development Coalition awarded Human Resources Honoree
  • Certificate of Excellence in Management Operations, US Dept. of HUD, 2000
  • Arkansas Chapter of NAHRO, Best Newsletter for a Small Housing Agency, 1999
  • Family Nutrition Education Initiative Grant Recipient, 1999
  • National Gardening Association Award, 1999 (DIG 'N It)
  • Over 2,000 county and district fair ribbons awarded to garden participants and over $3,000 in premium money (DIG 'N It)