To view the various established workgroups, please see below. 

Housing Affordability Workgroup 

The Housing Affordability Workgroup was established by resolution of the City Council on November 9, 2021.

The role of The Work Group is to conduct a review of housing needs, availability, and affordability in Bentonville by: 

a)    Defining affordable housing, work force housing, and any distinctions between the two;

b)    Analyzing the cost, availability, and application requirements for affordable and work force housing, both existing and planned in the City; and

c)    Assessing the ways the City might have an effect on the availability, affordability, and application requirements of affordable and work force housing.

Meetings are held  the 4th Friday of each month at 11:00 a.m. in the City Council Chambers, 305 SW A Street, Bentonville

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Click here to view files provided by committee members in the Housing Affordability Workgroup.

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Short-term Rental Work Group

On February 28, 2023, City Council approved a resolution establishing a Short-term Rental Work Group to study short term rentals in Bentonville. 

This is a six-month, nine-member work group  to study the effects of short-term rentals (STRs) and prepare recommendations for managing short-term rentals, if needed, in Bentonville. 

The role of the work group is to conduct an analysis of the short-term rental environment in Bentonville  by:

a) collecting feedback on the impacts of STRs in the community and local neighborhoods;

b) studying solutions to address negative impacts; and

c) preparing recommendations for managing short-term rentals in Bentonville. 

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