The past year, Arkansas Community Organizations launched a statewide renter’s group to fight for better laws that protect It’s renters. Arkansas Renters United has been active organizing tenants across the state to push legislation toward implementing and voting for protective renter laws. Arkansas Renters United has joined together with Arkansas Citizens First Congress to fight […]
Category: Research/Leadership Training
ACO/ACI hosted research and training programs.
The Little Rock Health Impact of Housing Project is an Arkansas Community Institute (ACI) organized initiative that examines the health impacts of substandard affordable housing for individuals living south of Interstate 630. ACI in conjunction with the Central Arkansas Re-Entry (CARE) Coalition, UALR School of Law Consumer Protection Clinic and UAMS College of Public Health […]
ACI has gathered stories from people who have been harmed by the predatory Sherwood Hot Check Court. The court charges low-income people high fees and fines for making small mistakes and traps them in a cycle of court appearances, incarceration, humiliation and payments that never seem to end. We are working with the Central Arkansas Re-Entry […]
ACI and students from the UAMS College of Public Health surveyed more than 1,000 people on their experiences renting in Arkansas. The surveys formed the basis for a report called “Out of Balance” that has received national attention. ACI and partner organizations are now working on a Health Impact Assessment of proposed legislation to set […]